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Motion 18-13(7): Support For Ms. Roberta Vaneltsi
Item 17: Motions

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David Krutko Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Thank you, colleagues. Thank you, Mr. Premier. Like I said earlier in my statement, I think the only avenue that is left to Roberta is to go the political route. We have to find ways of ensuring that this becomes a public issue and also that people are made aware that this does not only happen in the larger cities or other places in Canada, this is happening right at home in the Northwest Territories. Ms. Vaneltsi is basically an aboriginal person from my home community of Fort MacPherson. She is a resident of the Northwest Territories. The same with her children, these children are aboriginal children with Gwich'in decent and they are also children of the Northwest Territories. I feel it is my responsibility to ensure that every effort is made by this government and by the Government of Canada that this injustice does not continue, that there be some arrangements made to ensure that she does have access to her children, and vice versa, her children to their mother.

With that, Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the people who have supported Ms. Vaneltsi so far and for Ms. Vaneltsi for standing up for what we can only say is a mother's will to try to get her children back. With that, Mr. Speaker, I would like to again thank the Members in regards to ensuring this motion is carried out and also to the government to do everything that is possible to do whatever we can to try to work at resolving this problem or this issue as soon as possible to reunite Ms. Vaneltsi with her children. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

--Applause

Motion 18-13(7): Support For Ms. Roberta Vaneltsi
Item 17: Motions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. To the motion. All those in favour? All those opposed? All those abstaining? The motion is carried. Thank you.

--Applause

Motion 18-13(7): Support For Ms. Roberta Vaneltsi
Item 17: Motions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Item 18, first reading of bills. Item 19, second reading of bills. Item 20, consideration in committee of the whole of bills and other matters. Bill 17, committee report 1-13(7) with Mr. Krutko in the chair.

Item 20: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters
Item 20: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

April 21st, 1999

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The Chair David Krutko

I call the committee to order. We are reviewing the Main Estimates. I would like to ask what direction the committee would like to take? Mr. Erasmus.

Item 20: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters
Item 20: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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Roy Erasmus Yellowknife North

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I would like to do consideration of Bill 17 and Committee Report 1-13(7) at the same time and then continue with FMBS and then proceed to Aboriginal Affairs after a short break.

Item 20: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters
Item 20: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair David Krutko

Does the committee agree?

Item 20: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters
Item 20: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

--Break

Item 20: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters
Item 20: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair David Krutko

I would like to call the committee to order. We are dealing with the Financial Management Board Secretariat. At this time I would like to ask the Minister if he would like to call his witnesses?

Item 20: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters
Item 20: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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Charles Dent Yellowknife Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Yes, please.

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Item 20: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair David Krutko

Does the committee agree?

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Item 20: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

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Item 20: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair David Krutko

I will ask the Sergeant-at-Arms to escort the witnesses in. Mr. Minister, would you like to introduce your witness?

Item 20: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters
Item 20: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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Charles Dent Yellowknife Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. On my right I have the Secretary to the Financial Management Board, Mr. Lew Voytilla.

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Item 20: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair David Krutko

Thank you, Mr. Minister. General comments. We are dealing with the Financial Management Board Secretariat. Mr. Ootes.

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Item 20: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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Jake Ootes Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I just have some general questions. With division, there was a time leading up to division when we did a lot of work in relationship to negotiating the division of assets of the NWT Power Corporation and the Workers' Compensation Board and a question that I have, also in the area of handling the issue of division we had incremental costs to do this, has this government ever addressed those incremental costs with the federal government in order to accomplish division?