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Further Return To Question 63-13(7): Awarding Of Transportation Contracts
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Vince Steen Nunakput

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, the Member does have some good suggestions, and I will take them into consideration and pass them on to the department. We will get back to the Member as to exactly what we can come up with to improve the system. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 63-13(7): Awarding Of Transportation Contracts
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Mr. Henry.

Question 64-13(7): Education Forum Recommendations
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April 13th, 1999

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Seamus Henry Yellowknife South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, my question is to the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, Mr. Miltenberger. Mr. Speaker, the Minister made a statement in the House today regarding addressing priorities in Education, Culture and Employment, and he talked about the results of the ministerial forum, and the education conference. My questions surround that today. My first question, Mr. Speaker, as the Minister went on to talk about these particular forums, and the work he intends to do and move on, and he said that he wished to move forward immediately on some of the non-monetary recommendations from the ministerial forum. Could the Minister give us an indication, first of all, what are the non-monetary recommendations that he does intend to move forward on fast? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 64-13(7): Education Forum Recommendations
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, Mr. Miltenberger.

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Michael Miltenberger Thebacha

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I would like to point out that the recommendations that were put out, I think there were 44, 31 of them were, in my opinion, non-monetary recommendations. A lot of the focus on those particular issues has to deal with communities, with families, with DECs, how they work together, what kind of training that can be done, the use of how they relate to each other, the communication issues. Those are all issues, I think, we can start moving on immediately if we use the wisdom and the information that has been brought back to us by the forum members, as well as in consultation with the DEAs and DECs. Thank you.

Return To Question 64-13(7): Education Forum Recommendations
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. Henry.

Supplementary To Question 64-13(7): Education Forum Recommendations
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Seamus Henry Yellowknife South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, with regard to the ministerial forum, the report, a copy was made available, at least to myself, on Monday, which was yesterday. I am wondering when is the Minister going to be receiving input from Members of this House on that report or is he just going to implement some of these recommendations right away, because they were brought forward in a report? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Supplementary To Question 64-13(7): Education Forum Recommendations
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Miltenberger.

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Michael Miltenberger Thebacha

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I would be very interested in sitting down and discussing the report and the recommendations with the Members of Government Operations. There is no intention to implement anything at this point until we are sure exactly what we are going to implement.

The report in fact, tells us what needs to be done. The next step is how do we do it? It is going to take some time. I have been in discussion with the department already as well as in discussion with forum members about how to best move ahead with this particular issue. As well, a key part of this process will be the input of the Members of the Government Operations committee keeping in mind that time is of the essence and that there are things that we can start right away. People will be consulted, it will not be as lengthy as the last time, because a lot of the work is already there, the question is, how do we implement what has been recommended. 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 thank the Minister for that clarification, I think that is important that people know that they still have input into some of these recommendations before they are implemented. The Minister in his statement also talked about working with other departments, in particular in the social envelope. Mainly in support of our youth, Mr. Speaker, I spoke today about two areas that I think have concerned many Members of this House, and many members of the public. I am wondering if the Minister has any intent at looking at ways our youth can be protected. In

particular, to the availability of programs to encourage our youth to stop smoking, and more importantly legislation to protect the minds of our youth regarding pornographic material that is available, under rated movies that are available. Is the Minister's department looking at any legislation or programs that would help deter that? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Supplementary To Question 64-13(7): Education Forum Recommendations
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. I am sorry, I must rule the question out of order. It is a new question to the same Minister. Oral questions. Do you have a supplementary? Mr. Henry.

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Seamus Henry Yellowknife South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker, if I could seek some clarification. I was asking questions about, can I ask a question on the Minister's statement? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

You can, Mr. Henry, but you started by asking a question on the Ministers' Forum on Education, and that is the question that you should be leading your questions on, not on the youth issue. Mr. Henry.

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Seamus Henry Yellowknife South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker, for that clarification. I will wait my turn for further questions on the Minister's statement. Thank you.