This is page numbers 39 - 61 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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Member's Statement 36-13(7): Thanks To Colleagues And Staff
Item 3: Members' Statements

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Members' statements. Mr. Barnabas.

Member's Statement 37-13(7): Condolences To Bereaved Friends
Item 3: Members' Statements

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Levi Barnabas High Arctic

(Translation) Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I

would like to take this opportunity to stand and recognize two people who have lost some loved ones, particularly Mr. Enuaraq. Tommy Enuaraq has been absent in the House due to a death in the family Mary Kautaq died March 7, 1999, of cancer. Mary Kautaq was born in 1918, she died at the age of 81 years. Also a good friend who has also lost a loved one on March 13, 1999, James Qillaq, who is the Mayor of Clyde River. John Qillaq died during the night of March 13, 1999, and he was born March 31, 1918. They held the funeral on Saturday for these two people in Clyde River. I want to ask my colleagues to remember those people through prayer and in particular, Mr. Enuaraq's family. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. (Translation ends)

Member's Statement 37-13(7): Condolences To Bereaved Friends
Item 3: Members' Statements

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Members' statements. Mr. Ng.

Member's Statement 38-13(7): Acknowledgement Of Constituents And Colleagues' Support
Item 3: Members' Statements

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Kelvin Ng Kitikmeot

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I would like to also recognize and thank first the residents of Kugluktuk who since May of 1993 up until next week, have given me the mandate to serve as their MLA. I would like to also, by the same token, recognize and thank the residents of Cambridge Bay, Umingmaktok and Bathurst Inlet for their support over the past six years and particularly, more recently for the February 15th decisive mandate that they gave me to once again have the honour of representing them.

To my Nunavut Caucus colleagues who chose to run and were elected to the first Nunavut Assembly, I look forward to working with you. To those of my Nunavut Caucus colleagues who chose not to run or who were not successful in their election bid, I wish them all the best wishes as they go on to other pursuits. To all Members elected in the historic first Nunavut Assembly, to Premier Elect, Paul Ookalik, my Cabinet elect colleagues, I congratulate all of them. I look forward to working with all as we embark on our important task of guiding the establishment of the new Nunavut territory. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

--Applause

Member's Statement 38-13(7): Acknowledgement Of Constituents And Colleagues' Support
Item 3: Members' Statements

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Members' statements. Item 4, returns to oral questions. Mr. Dent.

Return To Oral Question 13-13(7): Purpose Of T5-007 Tax Forms
Item 4: Returns To Oral Questions

March 22nd, 1999

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Charles Dent Yellowknife Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I have a reply to a question asked by Mrs. Groenewegen on March 16, 1999, regarding the purpose of T5-007 Tax Forms.

Mr. Speaker, the T5-007 is required by Revenue Canada to report taxable income received in social assistance under the Income Support Program. This includes only the amounts of assistance that people receive for the basic needs of food, shelter and clothing.

Recently some seniors in Hay River were inadvertently included in a T5-007 mail-out that was issued to social assistance recipients. The seniors received a T5-007 for seniors' fuel subsidies that they received from the department. Officials of the department are in the process of identifying those seniors and advising them that the T5-007 for the seniors' fuel subsidy is in fact not a taxable benefit so it will not affect their income tax. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Return To Oral Question 13-13(7): Purpose Of T5-007 Tax Forms
Item 4: Returns To Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Returns to oral questions. Item 5, recognition of visitors in the gallery. Mr. Ningark.

Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery
Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery

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John Ningark Natilikmiot

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to recognize in the public gallery a friend, former member of the territorial council, long time president of the Arctic Coop Limited, Bill Lyall.

--Applause

Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery
Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Welcome to the Assembly. Recognition of visitors in the gallery. Mr. Ootes.

Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery
Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery

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Jake Ootes Yellowknife Centre

Mr. Speaker, it gives me a great deal of pleasure to introduce and recognize one of my constituents, a person who has been a diligent follower of our deliberations here in the Assembly, Mr. Bill Powless.

Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery
Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Welcome to the Assembly. Recognition of visitors in the gallery. Mr. Evaloarjuk.

Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery
Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery

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Mark Evaloarjuk Amittuq

(Translation) Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to recognize Mr. Bill Lyall, he was a former Member in 1975 and he has also been a member and president of ACL and I have also been a member with him. I just wanted to recognize him in the House. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. (Translation ends)

Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery
Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Welcome to the Assembly. Recognition of visitors in the gallery. Mr. Ng.

Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery
Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery

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Kelvin Ng Kitikmeot

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I too would like to recognize Mr. Bill Lyall, a long-time resident and prominent individual from the community of Cambridge Bay. Thank you.

Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery
Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Recognition of visitors in the gallery. I would like to recognize the rest of the people who are there. Welcome to the Assembly. Item 6, oral questions. Item 7, written questions. Item 8, returns to written questions. Item 9, replies to opening address. Item 10, petitions. Mr. Krutko.