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Return To Question 30-13(7): Seniors' Tax Forms
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Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mrs. Groenewegen.

Supplementary To Question 30-13(7): Seniors' Tax Forms
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Jane Groenewegen Hay River

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Members are saying, shame, it is a conspiracy, but I do have a senior in Hay River who seriously does believe that only my supporters received these T5-007s.

--Laughter

Anyway, the Minister also indicated that he is in the process of identifying those seniors and advising them that these T5-007s were in error. In the process he indicates that it is taking some time, these T5-007s were sent out several weeks ago and to those of us who get 1,000 pieces of mail a day this would not be an issue, but these are senior citizens that are now scurrying to have their income tax returns revised for previous years. This is urgent. This cannot be, we are in the process of doing it. We need this done right away. We need them to be contacted, told to ignore these, we need to retrieve them and apologize to them because this has caused a lot of stress. How soon are these seniors going to hear from the department? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Supplementary To Question 30-13(7): Seniors' Tax Forms
Question 30-13(7): Seniors' Tax Forms
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Dent.

Further Return To Question 30-13(7): Seniors' Tax Forms
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Charles Dent Yellowknife Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I am advised that some have been contacted. All will be contacted hopefully by the end of this week. Certainly no later than next week. Yes, Mr. Speaker, I would agree that the seniors deserve an apology. Thank you.

--Applause

Further Return To Question 30-13(7): Seniors' Tax Forms
Question 30-13(7): Seniors' Tax Forms
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mrs. Groenewegen.

Supplementary To Question 30-13(7): Seniors' Tax Forms
Question 30-13(7): Seniors' Tax Forms
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Jane Groenewegen Hay River

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I had contacted someone within the department and had offered to put an announcement on the Green Screen in Hay River just to let seniors know, just to make kind of a blanket announcement if you will, until we have a chance to identify who the seniors were. I did not realize at that time that it was specific to Hay River, but I would still like to suggest that something of that nature should be done while they are waiting to hear on this matter so that we can relieve any concern of our very respected and retired elders. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Supplementary To Question 30-13(7): Seniors' Tax Forms
Question 30-13(7): Seniors' Tax Forms
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Dent.

Further Return To Question 30-13(7): Seniors' Tax Forms
Question 30-13(7): Seniors' Tax Forms
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Charles Dent Yellowknife Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. It is unfortunate that the Member's suggestion was not acted upon as it sounds like a good idea. I will ensure that if all seniors are not contacted within the next two days that we try to initiate that action. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 30-13(7): Seniors' Tax Forms
Question 30-13(7): Seniors' Tax Forms
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Mr. Krutko.

Question 31-13(7): Statements Made By Cabinet Members
Item 6: Oral Questions

March 23rd, 1999

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David Krutko Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, my question is to the Premier. It is regarding the conduct of certain Ministers in his Cabinet, especially when statements are made by Ministers belittling aboriginal leaders, the Aboriginal Summit and the aboriginal negotiations that are going on, and also lawyers that work for aboriginal groups in the Western Territory. Mr. Speaker, I would like to know from the Premier, what will he do regarding the conduct and certain statements made by certain Ministers and in the presence of the Premier and Members in this House. I would like to ask the Premier, what is

the Premier going to do to reprimand this Minister in regards to those statements?

Question 31-13(7): Statements Made By Cabinet Members
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Can I ask the Member from the Mackenzie Delta if he could clarify his question? The Member made reference to a Minister and also to comments made outside this Chamber. Mr. Krutko.

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David Krutko Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Regarding the comments made by a certain Minister about a statement made in public about a meeting that was held in Calgary between the Premier and the Minister, and also comments made in full Caucus this morning at which all Members were present and the Premier was present at this meeting.

Question 31-13(7): Statements Made By Cabinet Members
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Premier do you wish to respond.

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Jim Antoine Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I would like to review this. The honourable Member mentioned comments made in Calgary, as well as full Caucus. I do not know what the rules say about this thing here, so I would like to take the question as notice. Thank you.

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. The question is taken as notice. Oral questions. Mr. Henry.