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Return To Question 67-13(7): Lahm Ridge Review
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. Ootes.

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Jake Ootes Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Could the Minister tell us will he be distributing this report or is it strictly an internal report?

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Steen.

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Vince Steen Nunakput

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, whether I distribute the report to the Members will depend on the contents of the report. If there are certain things that would not be beneficial or that I would not be allowed as the Minister to make available that are applicable to my employees or government employees, I could not table the report. If in consultation with the Cabinet Members we agree that it can be released, at that time I would consider either tabling it or making it available to Members.

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. Ootes.

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Jake Ootes Yellowknife Centre

Thank you. Could the Minister tell us if terms of reference were developed by the Cabinet or by the Minister specifically or was this left to the public servants to develop?

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Steen.

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Vince Steen Nunakput

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I am told that previous to my time, the agreement in Cabinet was that the Financial Management Board is involved, as well as Public Works. We would review the report jointly and then decide what to do with the report.

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Mr. Henry.

Question 68-13(7): Legislation For Healthy Youth
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Seamus Henry Yellowknife South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, Mr. Miltenberger. In my statement today, I talked about the need for this government to do all that it can to ensure that we create an environment where the youth of the territories can grow up with healthy bodies and healthy minds.

Two major concerns that I have, Mr. Speaker, which I spoke about, was the need to create some legislation to govern the availability of tobacco to minors and is there some way that we can curve the use of such products. The second point that I talked about was the need to protect the minds of our youth and we do badly need some legislation in the area of the availability of pornography and restricted movies, that availability to our youth.

My question to the Minister is, he had talked earlier in his statement about working with other departments for the betterment of youth, does the Minister or his department have any plans to introduce legislation that would help to produce the youth of the Northwest Territories with healthy minds and healthy bodies? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The Minister of Youth, Mr. Miltenberger.

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Michael Miltenberger Thebacha

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, the intent is to try to convince and better educate the young people and the youth to get them to voluntarily quit smoking. On the issue of pornography, that would be an issue that would require discussion with the Minister of Justice, but as far as I am aware, there are no plans for legislation either to tighten up smoking or pornography.

The key issue is in the area of tobacco reduction and cessation of smoking. It is an issue of concern now to the federal government, as well as to this government, and I think every local government in the Northwest Territories. I think we have an opportunity to work together to convince young people that smoking is better off not in their repertoire of personal habits. It is in their best interest to quit and rather then try to legislate that kind of behaviour. Thank you.

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. Henry.

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Seamus Henry Yellowknife South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I certainly do support the idea of some voluntary measures, if they work. My question to the Minister is, could he point to some programs or voluntary programs that he has talked about that the department has sponsored or initiated that have been successful to date, and maybe point to the reductions in either of those areas that have worked, where we have encouraged compliance voluntarily? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Supplementary To Question 68-13(7): Legislation For Healthy Youth
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Miltenberger.