This is page numbers 63 - 90 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 social.

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Return To Question 21-13(7): Western Health And Social Services Review
Question 21-13(7): Western Health And Social Services Review
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Kelvin Ng Kitikmeot

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I can foresee that we would want to get it up and running as soon as possible. The plan is now to finalize the terms of reference, to identify some individuals possibly that could sit on the panel or the forum or whatever you would like to call it, and send them off to address some of these concerns by having some public input throughout the Western Territories. I would think from a timeline prospective, probably by the middle of April, late April at the latest, in respect of having it up and running, but obviously there are going to be factors in getting to that point. Thank you.

Return To Question 21-13(7): Western Health And Social Services Review
Question 21-13(7): Western Health And Social Services Review
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. Krutko.

Supplementary To Question 21-13(7): Western Health And Social Services Review
Question 21-13(7): Western Health And Social Services Review
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David Krutko Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Has the department developed terms of reference for such a committee and exactly what the role of the committee will be during the review?

Supplementary To Question 21-13(7): Western Health And Social Services Review
Question 21-13(7): Western Health And Social Services Review
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Ng.

Further Return To Question 21-13(7): Western Health And Social Services Review
Question 21-13(7): Western Health And Social Services Review
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Kelvin Ng Kitikmeot

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, as I had indicated, the terms of reference are currently being drafted and they have not been finalized to date. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 21-13(7): Western Health And Social Services Review
Question 21-13(7): Western Health And Social Services Review
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. Krutko.

Supplementary To Question 21-13(7): Western Health And Social Services Review
Question 21-13(7): Western Health And Social Services Review
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David Krutko Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I think that it is very apparent that a lot of concerns that have come forth have come from the smaller communities, and I would like to ask the Minister what kind of assurances can he give to the smaller communities that they will have representatives on this committee and be fully involved in any review of the health and social services in the Western Territory?

Supplementary To Question 21-13(7): Western Health And Social Services Review
Question 21-13(7): Western Health And Social Services Review
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Ng.

Further Return To Question 21-13(7): Western Health And Social Services Review
Question 21-13(7): Western Health And Social Services Review
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Kelvin Ng Kitikmeot

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I can assure the Member that the goal is to have as much input as possible from constituents throughout the western Northwest Territories, particularly those in the smaller communities that might not have as easy access to some of the individuals and professionals that are within the health and social services system. I cannot say right now exactly what mechanism, I cannot promise that there would be a forum or panel that would go to every community, but certainly there would be opportunities for community and individual input. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 21-13(7): Western Health And Social Services Review
Question 21-13(7): Western Health And Social Services Review
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Final supplementary, Mr. Krutko.

Supplementary To Question 21-13(7): Western Health And Social Services Review
Question 21-13(7): Western Health And Social Services Review
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David Krutko Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like the Minister to ensure concerning any documentation regarding this review when it does become public, that as Members of this House we have access to all of this documentation as soon as it is made available. Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 21-13(7): Western Health And Social Services Review
Question 21-13(7): Western Health And Social Services Review
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Ng.

Further Return To Question 21-13(7): Western Health And Social Services Review
Question 21-13(7): Western Health And Social Services Review
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Kelvin Ng Kitikmeot

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I can give assurances to the Member and all Members of the western Northwest Territories Assembly that will be here, that once the draft terms of reference are ready, they will have an opportunity to provide input before they are finalized. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 21-13(7): Western Health And Social Services Review
Question 21-13(7): Western Health And Social Services Review
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Mr. Erasmus.

Question 22-13(7): GNWT Hiring Process
Item 6: Oral Questions

March 23rd, 1999

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Roy Erasmus Yellowknife North

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My question is for the Premier, in relation to the statement that I made earlier, about the hiring processes. Mr. Speaker, as we all know we have had to lay off a lot of people who had been in indeterminate positions and they were classified as priority hire or have received a priority hire designation. After that we instituted a no layoff policy and to do that we instituted a policy where there would be a lot of internal competitions first. What I would like to know is, can people with priority hire designation apply on internal competitions if they are not currently working for this government? Thank you.