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Supplementary To Question 91-13(7): Education Conditions In The Nwt
Question 91-13(7): Education Conditions In The Nwt
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Seamus Henry Yellowknife South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I understand from what the Minister says that we have received briefings in this House and in Caucus from various departments and particularly from the Department of Education that these, in fact, are accurate. I guess I would ask, I beg, I would implore the Minister and indeed all of the Ministers of this government if, in fact, you know a situation needs help like the areas I have outlined, would you please, if you have the spare $350,000 to spend, would you in future put it into something that can assist in these problem areas that we have instead of looking for spending the money that we do not have additional resources to fix, finding problems that we have?

Would the Minister commit to ensuring that he will not perform any additional studies until we at least fix the problems that we have identified already? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Supplementary To Question 91-13(7): Education Conditions In The Nwt
Question 91-13(7): Education Conditions In The Nwt
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Miltenberger.

Further Return To Question 91-13(7): Education Conditions In The Nwt
Question 91-13(7): Education Conditions In The Nwt
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Michael Miltenberger Thebacha

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Very clearly, I share the Member's perspective, that I am now into, and I think we are now into, implementation and solutions as opposed to study. Being in a perpetual state of study and planning can only carry you so far and does get expensive. So, yes, we are not intending to do any further studies, we are now intending to come up with concrete plans of action. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 91-13(7): Education Conditions In The Nwt
Question 91-13(7): Education Conditions In The Nwt
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Mr. Morin.

Question 92-13(7): Veracity Of Budget Statement
Item 6: Oral Questions

April 21st, 1999

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Don Morin Tu Nedhe

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My question is to the Premier. In the hand out, the GNWT Budget 1999-2000, the Finance Minister states in there, and it is bolded and highlighted, there are no cuts to existing programs in the GNWT 1999-2000 Budget. Is this a true statement, Mr. Premier? Thank you.

Question 92-13(7): Veracity Of Budget Statement
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The Premier, Mr. Antoine.

Return To Question 92-13(7): Veracity Of Budget Statement
Question 92-13(7): Veracity Of Budget Statement
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jim Antoine Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Yes, to the best of my knowledge. Thank you.

Return To Question 92-13(7): Veracity Of Budget Statement
Question 92-13(7): Veracity Of Budget Statement
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. Morin.

Return To Question 92-13(7): Veracity Of Budget Statement
Question 92-13(7): Veracity Of Budget Statement
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Don Morin Tu Nedhe

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I am sorry, I did not hear the answer. Maybe he could repeat it. Thank you.

Return To Question 92-13(7): Veracity Of Budget Statement
Question 92-13(7): Veracity Of Budget Statement
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Antoine, would you like to repeat your answer?

Return To Question 92-13(7): Veracity Of Budget Statement
Question 92-13(7): Veracity Of Budget Statement
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jim Antoine Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. To the best of my knowledge, the statement that is in the brochure is correct. Thank you.

Return To Question 92-13(7): Veracity Of Budget Statement
Question 92-13(7): Veracity Of Budget Statement
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. Morin.

Supplementary To Question 92-13(7): Veracity Of Budget Statement
Question 92-13(7): Veracity Of Budget Statement
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Don Morin Tu Nedhe

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Also in the statement, the same statement, the Minister states "my priority as Finance Minister is to secure the financial tools the north must have to meet our future head -on and to succeed at making our vision for tomorrow a reality." Is part of this government's vision to make our communities more independent? Is part of this government's vision to make our communities benefit from their

existent knowledge? Is part of this government's vision to ensure that our small communities not only become more independent, but become more self-sufficient with what tools they have within that community? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Supplementary To Question 92-13(7): Veracity Of Budget Statement
Question 92-13(7): Veracity Of Budget Statement
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. There were three questions asked. Mr. Antoine.

Further Return To Question 92-13(7): Veracity Of Budget Statement
Question 92-13(7): Veracity Of Budget Statement
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Jim Antoine Nahendeh

Thank you. I guess the answer is yes, that is the intention of this government is to attempt to use what we have in terms of resources to work with the communities to see what could be developed. Certainly we support all the abilities of the community to generate their own economy, to maximize the benefits that are in their communities in terms of resources. This is what we are saying. Certainly we would like to work with the communities to do that, but like I said earlier, we have just about 21 days since we had division.

We have to refocus on what we have in terms of our resources, in terms of the financial resources, in terms of human resources. What are the possibilities out there? We have to reassess what we have and once we know what we have and how we are going to do it, then we will move ahead with what we have. In the meantime, we will try to maintain what we have. That is the direction that we are taking at this time. Thank you.