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Question 95-13(7): Fort Resolution Sawmill Industry
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Premier.

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Jim Antoine Nahendeh

Yes, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, the situation in Fort Resolution in regard to the sawmill has been there for many years, and the people are dependent on the sawmill to put food on the table and gain employment. Certainly, we would like to continue to work with the community to make sure that this industry continues into the future. What we are attempting to do is, I think the Minister responsible has already contacted the chief and had some discussion with him in regard to the future of the sawmill. I think these talks are ongoing. The intention here is that we have to continue to work with the community to make sure that this whole industry survives and keeps on providing employment for the community. Thank you.

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Question 95-13(7): Fort Resolution Sawmill Industry
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Supplementary. Mr. Morin.

Supplementary To Question 95-13(7): Fort Resolution Sawmill Industry
Question 95-13(7): Fort Resolution Sawmill Industry
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Don Morin Tu Nedhe

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. It is good to hear the Premier's commitment to the community of Fort Resolution. Also, I would just like to tell this Legislative Assembly, as well as the Premier, the community is totally committed to making this operation viable. Later on today, Mr. Speaker, I will be tabling the business plan in this House that was prepared by the NWT Development Corporation in conjunction with the community of Fort Resolution.

But also, Mr. Speaker, can the Premier advise myself if it is the practice, or can it be the practice of your Ministers, when you do have senior management going in to talk about the future of the economic well-being of any one of our communities and when you are talking about the major economic job provider in the community, that they can have at least the decency and the common courtesy to inform the MLA that their deputy minister is going into the community? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 95-13(7): Fort Resolution Sawmill Industry
Question 95-13(7): Fort Resolution Sawmill Industry
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Antoine.

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Question 95-13(7): Fort Resolution Sawmill Industry
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Jim Antoine Nahendeh

Thank you. I would like to apologize to the honourable Member if there has been an oversight, but I understand that there was a message left for the honourable Member prior to the deputy minister going in there. We will make sure that he gets contacted in person in the future before any such trip is arranged for talking about the sawmill in Fort Resolution. Thank you.

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Question 95-13(7): Fort Resolution Sawmill Industry
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Supplementary. Mr. Morin.

Supplementary To Question 95-13(7): Fort Resolution Sawmill Industry
Question 95-13(7): Fort Resolution Sawmill Industry
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Don Morin Tu Nedhe

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I am watching the number of questions so I do not get out of hand. Mr. Premier, can I get a commitment from yourself as the Premier of this government to come to Fort Resolution and meet with the community as well as to see the logging operations and as well to see the Slave River lowlands where we have harvested in the past? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 95-13(7): Fort Resolution Sawmill Industry
Question 95-13(7): Fort Resolution Sawmill Industry
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Antoine.

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Question 95-13(7): Fort Resolution Sawmill Industry
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Jim Antoine Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I think this will be a very good time of the year to go into anybody's country, and I certainly will accept that invitation. Thank you.

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Question 95-13(7): Fort Resolution Sawmill Industry
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Mr. Henry.

Question 96-13(7): Speed Limit On Highways
Item 6: Oral Questions

April 21st, 1999

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Seamus Henry Yellowknife South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, my question is to Mr. Steen, the Minister responsible for the Department of Transportation. Last December, my private Member's bill to amend the Public Highways Act and the Motor Vehicles Act was passed in this Assembly. The amendments allow the Commissioner, and therefore the Minister, to set maximum speed limits of more than 98 kilometres per hour on highways where appropriate. Mr. Speaker, I introduced that bill because of the number of concerns that I had received from people who drive the highway and also from the tourists that come up the highway. They feel that it is just a little long to be at 90 kilometres an hour, even though we do have a lot of scenery.

My question to the Minister is, has the department given some consideration or has the Minister given direction to the department to follow the wishes of this legislature in increasing the speed limit on the highway comparable to Alberta for that portion of the highway that would it be acceptable to that speed limit? In other words, Mr. Speaker, I am just talking about the portion from the border to Fort Rae. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 96-13(7): Speed Limit On Highways
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Steen.

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Vince Steen Nunakput

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, the Member's question in regard to increasing the speed limit in reference to the motion passed in the House, the department is considering all aspects of the motion including the effects of increasing the speed limits on the highway. The department is including in the review the fact that there are buffalo on the highway, the fact that certain conditions of the highway are contributing towards accidents and the overall effect of increasing the speed limits on the general public. The department has advised me that they will have a report ready from the review early this summer. Thank you.

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Question 96-13(7): Speed Limit On Highways
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. Henry.