This is page numbers 135 - 148 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 decision.

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Question 47-13(7): Intervenor Appeal Application
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Don Morin Tu Nedhe

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I wish the general public, sometimes would have the same wisdom that Ministers are not capable of predicting the future. In answering my question, Mr. Speaker, the Premier stated that the aboriginal governments have to apply for an appeal; if they apply for an appeal they have a high percentage chance of getting the appeal. Is this the legal advice that the government is getting? Thank you.

Question 47-13(7): Intervenor Appeal Application
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Antoine.

Return To Question 47-13(7): Intervenor Appeal Application
Question 47-13(7): Intervenor Appeal Application
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jim Antoine Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, my understanding of the legal opinion or legal advice that we received is that the Aboriginal Summit, the intervenors, will have to apply for a leave to be heard. The advice is that they have a fairly good chance of being heard. Thank you.

Return To Question 47-13(7): Intervenor Appeal Application
Question 47-13(7): Intervenor Appeal Application
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. Morin.

Supplementary To Question 47-13(7): Intervenor Appeal Application
Question 47-13(7): Intervenor Appeal Application
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Don Morin Tu Nedhe

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Can the Premier please make available to the Members of the Western Caucus all legal opinions that they have on this case of Justice de Weerdt on the percentage of chance that the aboriginal governments will have on winning the right to an appeal; the percentage of chance that they do have on winning an appeal on their grounds as well as the percentage of chance that they will have if this Legislative Assembly passes Bill 15?

Supplementary To Question 47-13(7): Intervenor Appeal Application
Question 47-13(7): Intervenor Appeal Application
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Again, with regard to questions, a question must not seek information about matters which are secret such as decisions or proceedings of Cabinet. I do not know whether or not the documents would fall into that category would be considered secret by Cabinet, but I will ask the Premier if he wishes to respond.

Further Return To Question 47-13(7): Intervenor Appeal Application
Question 47-13(7): Intervenor Appeal Application
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jim Antoine Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, the deputy minister of Justice briefed Members of the Western Caucus yesterday and will continue to be available for any other briefings, if it is desired. As for the documents and so forth, I think the information that the deputy minister has offered to the Western Caucus is the same thing. Whatever we have, has already been shared with the Western Caucus. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 47-13(7): Intervenor Appeal Application
Question 47-13(7): Intervenor Appeal Application
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. Morin.

Supplementary To Question 47-13(7): Intervenor Appeal Application
Question 47-13(7): Intervenor Appeal Application
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Don Morin Tu Nedhe

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I have all of those documents in my office. Are those public documents now? If they are, can we share them with our constituents, as well as, will the Premier commit to having the deputy minister as well as the Minister of Justice prepare written briefing notes on the meeting that we had, I believe it was yesterday, and his legal opinions on the percentage of chances for the aboriginal governments to win the right to an appeal,to win an appeal, as well as the right -- how it would be affected if Bill 15 comes ahead or a change in the number of seats in the House? That was part of the verbal briefing yesterday, not a written briefing. I have not seen it in writing yet; it is not a secret document or anything like that.

Supplementary To Question 47-13(7): Intervenor Appeal Application
Question 47-13(7): Intervenor Appeal Application
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. The Member for Tu Nedhe has used up his two supplementaries. Mr. Antoine.

Further Return To Question 47-13(7): Intervenor Appeal Application
Question 47-13(7): Intervenor Appeal Application
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jim Antoine Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, these legal opinions are legal opinions and they are not public, they are for use by the Members of the Cabinet to weigh whatever decision we have to make. I am going to have to, I think there was a couple of questions in the last one there, so I would like to review Hansard and then get back to the honourable Member as soon as we can, hopefully, before the end of the day. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 47-13(7): Intervenor Appeal Application
Question 47-13(7): Intervenor Appeal Application
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Oral questions. Mr. Rabesca.

Question 48-13(7): Highway 3 Reconstruction
Item 6: Oral Questions

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James Rabesca North Slave

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to ask a question to the Honourable Mr. Roland, Minister of the Department of Transportation, regarding the reconstruction of highway 3 between here and Rae. I understand that the contract has been awarded some time ago and then the communities are quite anxious to see the reconstruction start as soon as possible since the road seems to be deteriorating. I was wondering if the Minister would give us some idea or an indication as to whereabouts the reconstruction, when the reconstruction is going to take place. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 48-13(7): Highway 3 Reconstruction
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Roland.

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Question 48-13(7): Highway 3 Reconstruction
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Floyd Roland Inuvik

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, the highway 3 reconstruction is broken into a number of phases. Two contracts were let out, publicly tendered, one from the far end from Rae-Edzo section towards Yellowknife.

--Laughter

Mr. Speaker, let me start again. The contract has been broken into two sections this year. It started initially in the previous year, work had begun. The contract had been broken down into two sections, one from Rae-Edzo towards Yellowknife and the other section is from Yellowknife towards Rae. They have been broken down into two sections. The far section, a multi-year contract was awarded to the team of Nishi-Khon SNC Lavilin and Pelly Construction along with Arny's Construction. They have the section there and I believe it is to cover approximately nine kilometres, in that area, and there is another four kilometres from Yellowknife towards Rae that just recently went out, and I believe that clearing has already been done on these areas and the work is to start in the very near future. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.