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Further Return To Question 6-13(7): Inuvik To Tuktoyaktuk Highway Planning
Question 6-13(7): Inuvik To Tuktoyaktuk Highway Planning
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Floyd Roland Inuvik

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. In fact, the Department of Transportation which I now represent has been working on a strategy. There are four, I am sure everyone is aware, the Slave Geological Province, the Mackenzie Valley Highway, Inuvik/Tuktoyaktuk Highway and the acceleration of Highway #3 reconstruction; those are, in fact, all being worked on at this time. As I said earlier, hopefully we will be able to come up with a number of options in the very near future that I can take forward to my Cabinet colleagues. We do have, in fact, a strategy that is under way but I could not give the Member a strategy in hand today because it is not complete. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 6-13(7): Inuvik To Tuktoyaktuk Highway Planning
Question 6-13(7): Inuvik To Tuktoyaktuk Highway Planning
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. Steen.

Supplementary To Question 6-13(7): Inuvik To Tuktoyaktuk Highway Planning
Question 6-13(7): Inuvik To Tuktoyaktuk Highway Planning
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Vince Steen Nunakput

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Would the Minister be prepared to confirm that at this point in time the highway between Tuktoyaktuk and Inuvik is still an option, it would be considered as part of the strategy?

Supplementary To Question 6-13(7): Inuvik To Tuktoyaktuk Highway Planning
Question 6-13(7): Inuvik To Tuktoyaktuk Highway Planning
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Roland.

Further Return To Question 6-13(7): Inuvik To Tuktoyaktuk Highway Planning
Question 6-13(7): Inuvik To Tuktoyaktuk Highway Planning
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Floyd Roland Inuvik

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Yes, I would like to confirm with the Member that the Inuvik/Tuktoyaktuk highway is still a part of the strategy and is still an option that will be worked on. As I said, again, once we have completed all the strategies and wrap up, I will be able to present to my colleagues in Cabinet options from that point on we will be able to move forward with. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 6-13(7): Inuvik To Tuktoyaktuk Highway Planning
Question 6-13(7): Inuvik To Tuktoyaktuk Highway Planning
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Mr. O'Brien.

Question 7-13(7): Arviat Health Centre Project Status
Item 6: Oral Questions

March 16th, 1999

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O'Brien

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My question is directed to the Minister responsible for the P3 projects. I am not quite sure who that is but, I believe it is Mr. Todd. I wonder if the Minister could update me as to what is the status of the P3 project as it relates to the Arviat Health Centre?

Question 7-13(7): Arviat Health Centre Project Status
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The Minister of Finance, Mr. Todd.

Return To Question 7-13(7): Arviat Health Centre Project Status
Question 7-13(7): Arviat Health Centre Project Status
Item 6: Oral Questions

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John Todd Keewatin Central

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The tender of the RFP closed on that project three or four weeks ago. I believe that evaluating the two proponents that were brought forward, I am optimistic that we will be able to make a recommendation to the new government to proceed with this project, and of course will be subject to them whether they, in fact, agree to continue or not. Certainly, I am optimistic that within the next week to ten days we will be able to get a recommendation brought forward to proceed with the project in Arviat and get this health centre that has been outstanding for some time now completed. Thank you.

Return To Question 7-13(7): Arviat Health Centre Project Status
Question 7-13(7): Arviat Health Centre Project Status
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Supplementary, Mr. O'Brien.

Supplementary To Question 7-13(7): Arviat Health Centre Project Status
Question 7-13(7): Arviat Health Centre Project Status
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O'Brien

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Prior to Christmas there was a question as to, this question may not be relevant now but, there was a question as to the Interim Commissioner's Office had spending authority of only $400,000 and that we have to go back to Ottawa to have that looked into. Is that still relevant or is it not part of the equation now?

Supplementary To Question 7-13(7): Arviat Health Centre Project Status
Question 7-13(7): Arviat Health Centre Project Status
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Todd.

Further Return To Question 7-13(7): Arviat Health Centre Project Status
Question 7-13(7): Arviat Health Centre Project Status
Item 6: Oral Questions

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John Todd Keewatin Central

Given that we are probably about two weeks away from a new government, I am not quite sure when you will be sworn in, but I do not think that it would be relevant. You will have full legislative and spending authorities in keeping with the budget that we set with the Interim Commissioner, Mr. Jack Anawak, at the time.

As I say, I am confident and optimistic that we will make a positive recommendation to proceed with this project and that Mr. O'Brien and others will then have to carry the case to the new government and make sure that we get it up and running this year. It certainly is my intent to try to get a decision and recommendation made as quickly as possible so that project can get under way and get the piles on the ground and get the project moving forward on the first sealift of this year, which is in early July. We can only make a recommendation and I am confident we will be able to do that within the next two weeks. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 7-13(7): Arviat Health Centre Project Status
Question 7-13(7): Arviat Health Centre Project Status
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Mr. Miltenberger.

Question 8-13(7): Affordable Transportation Strategies
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Michael Miltenberger Thebacha

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My question is addressed to my former seatmate and now Minister of Transportation. It is in regard to, in fact, the transportation strategy. In the past, the Minister and I have had numerous conversations about the need to move away from hugely expensive mega projects. They are impossible to fund, to try to come up with a more doable kind of strategy where the communities could possibly each start working at their end of the roads over the course of the winter and summer and so many kilometres a year. I would like to ask the Minister if, in fact, now that he is in a position to influence these kinds of decisions, whether he still has that kind of thought in his mind when it comes to the transportation strategy? Thank you.