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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 recognize the Amittuq constituents sitting with the people from Iqaluit and the elections officers from Hall Beach, also.(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

Thank you. Recognition of visitors in the gallery. For those that have not been recognized in the gallery, welcome to the Assembly. Item 6, oral questions. Mrs. Groenewegen.

Question 19-13(7): Negotiated Contract Policy
Item 6: Oral Questions

March 23rd, 1999

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Jane Groenewegen Hay River

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, at a recent meeting of the NWT Chamber of Commerce in Hay River, a motion was passed and it went to this effect: that the GNWT be encouraged to publish in local newspapers, and perhaps post on a Web site, intention to negotiate a contract, the name of the sponsoring department and the supporting MLA, and these should all be identified in a short ad together with the rationale for the negotiated contract and the budget allocation forecasted as the cost of the contract. Apparently this is a methodology that is used in Nunavut already for negotiated contracts. It seems like a reasonable suggestion on the transparency issue.

I was wondering, Mr. Speaker, if the Minister responsible for business development would be the appropriate Minister to say, has the government had an opportunity to consider the suggestion yet? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 19-13(7): Negotiated Contract Policy
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Mr. Premier.

Return To Question 19-13(7): Negotiated Contract Policy
Question 19-13(7): Negotiated Contract Policy
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jim Antoine Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I think the honourable Member asked for the Minister responsible for business development, but I would like to respond and say that this government does have a negotiated contract policy and the request that the honourable Member is asking for is not included in the negotiated policy guidelines. It is something that we will have to review and any suggestions that come forward we would have to take a look at. Thank you.

Return To Question 19-13(7): Negotiated Contract Policy
Question 19-13(7): Negotiated Contract Policy
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mrs. Groenewegen.

Supplementary To Question 19-13(7): Negotiated Contract Policy
Question 19-13(7): Negotiated Contract Policy
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jane Groenewegen Hay River

Thank you. Mr. Speaker, this was a motion and a suggestion that was passed on to the government by the NWT Chamber of Commerce and so I understand the Premier to say that they have not had a chance to consider this yet, but would be willing to consider such a policy to be incorporated with the negotiated contract policy? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Supplementary To Question 19-13(7): Negotiated Contract Policy
Question 19-13(7): Negotiated Contract Policy
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Antoine.

Further Return To Question 19-13(7): Negotiated Contract Policy
Question 19-13(7): Negotiated Contract Policy
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jim Antoine Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I am told that we are reviewing the policy and I know that this negotiated contract is a very hot item for some of the Members here and it has been in the press and so forth. We are aware of it, and as such we are reviewing the policy at this time. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 19-13(7): Negotiated Contract Policy
Question 19-13(7): Negotiated Contract Policy
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mrs. Groenewegen.

Supplementary To Question 19-13(7): Negotiated Contract Policy
Question 19-13(7): Negotiated Contract Policy
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jane Groenewegen Hay River

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I am aware that not only the NWT Chamber of Commerce but also the NWT Construction Association and other organizations who are, I

guess, stakeholders in the business community in the North, are interested in having input on such a review. I am wondering if there is any process in place at this time to solicit input from other organizations? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Supplementary To Question 19-13(7): Negotiated Contract Policy
Question 19-13(7): Negotiated Contract Policy
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Antoine.

Further Return To Question 19-13(7): Negotiated Contract Policy
Question 19-13(7): Negotiated Contract Policy
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jim Antoine Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I am told the consultation was done over the last year and at this time we are reviewing, internally with the input that we have received over the last year. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 19-13(7): Negotiated Contract Policy
Question 19-13(7): Negotiated Contract Policy
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mrs. Groenewegen.

Supplementary To Question 19-13(7): Negotiated Contract Policy
Question 19-13(7): Negotiated Contract Policy
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jane Groenewegen Hay River

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Does the Premier anticipate that this consultation will result in a document that will be tabled in this House at some point in time? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.