This is page numbers 15 - 38 of the Hansard for the 13th Assembly, 7th Session. The original version can be accessed on the Legislative Assembly's website or by contacting the Legislative Assembly Library. The word of the day was nunavut.

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Supplementary To Question 10-13(7): Lease Increases In High Arctic Communities
Question 10-13(7): Lease Increases In High Arctic Communities
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Ms. Thompson.

Further Return To Question 10-13(7): Lease Increases In High Arctic Communities
Question 10-13(7): Lease Increases In High Arctic Communities
Item 6: Oral Questions

March 16th, 1999

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Manitok Thompson Aivilik

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. We did some consultations for quite some time in the beginning of this three years of this government with the communities and also through the NWTAM, so I do know that the hamlet councils have also been consulted on the land reform initiative. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 10-13(7): Lease Increases In High Arctic Communities
Question 10-13(7): Lease Increases In High Arctic Communities
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Mr. O'Brien.

Question 11-13(7): Nwtpc Fuel Supply Contract
Item 6: Oral Questions

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O'Brien

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister responsible for the Power Corporation. Mr. Speaker, recently there was a contract issued or awarded for the resupply of fuel for various power plant locations in Nunavut. I wonder if the Minister could update me with some details of this particular contract? Thank you.

Question 11-13(7): Nwtpc Fuel Supply Contract
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The Minister responsible for the Northwest Territories Power Corporation, Mr. Dent.

Return To Question 11-13(7): Nwtpc Fuel Supply Contract
Question 11-13(7): Nwtpc Fuel Supply Contract
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Charles Dent Yellowknife Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, my understanding is a company by the name of Woodward Oil has been awarded the contract for delivery of oil in that region. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Return To Question 11-13(7): Nwtpc Fuel Supply Contract
Question 11-13(7): Nwtpc Fuel Supply Contract
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. O'Brien.

Supplementary To Question 11-13(7): Nwtpc Fuel Supply Contract
Question 11-13(7): Nwtpc Fuel Supply Contract
Item 6: Oral Questions

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O'Brien

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I hope there are more details available than that, so I guess I would follow that up with a question as to, I believe a three-year contract was

awarded. My question is why was this awarded with only a number of months left before division? These are Nunavut communities, the Nunavut government will come into play in the next few weeks. I wonder if the Minister could provide more detail as to why a three-year contract was awarded given the timeframe in Nunavut? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 11-13(7): Nwtpc Fuel Supply Contract
Question 11-13(7): Nwtpc Fuel Supply Contract
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Dent.

Further Return To Question 11-13(7): Nwtpc Fuel Supply Contract
Question 11-13(7): Nwtpc Fuel Supply Contract
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Charles Dent Yellowknife Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, the Power Corporation's operations could not be stopped. If, in fact, we had waited until after the creation of Nunavut, there might have been some concern about whether or not oil could have been delivered this shipping season. It was imperative that the process be undertaken and dealt with as it was. It is important to point out that the Power Corporation will continue to be operated as a single entity for the next two years, and therefore we have ensured that the most cost-effective method of providing fuel for the Power Corporation operations in this region has been adopted. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Further Return To Question 11-13(7): Nwtpc Fuel Supply Contract
Question 11-13(7): Nwtpc Fuel Supply Contract
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. O'Brien.

Supplementary To Question 11-13(7): Nwtpc Fuel Supply Contract
Question 11-13(7): Nwtpc Fuel Supply Contract
Item 6: Oral Questions

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O'Brien

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, was it possible to just extend the existing contract for another year, as opposed to awarding a three-year contract?

Supplementary To Question 11-13(7): Nwtpc Fuel Supply Contract
Question 11-13(7): Nwtpc Fuel Supply Contract
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Dent.

Further Return To Question 11-13(7): Nwtpc Fuel Supply Contract
Question 11-13(7): Nwtpc Fuel Supply Contract
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Charles Dent Yellowknife Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, a tender was put out to see if we could get the best possible price, so there was no consideration given to just extending the contract. The intention was to make sure that we got the best price possible for residents in the area.

Further Return To Question 11-13(7): Nwtpc Fuel Supply Contract
Question 11-13(7): Nwtpc Fuel Supply Contract
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Final supplementary, Mr. O'Brien.