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Supplementary To Question 107-13(7): Pay Equity For Librarians
Question 107-13(7): Pay Equity For Librarians
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Dent.

Further Return To Question 107-13(7): Pay Equity For Librarians
Question 107-13(7): Pay Equity For Librarians
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Charles Dent Yellowknife Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. As I said, Mr. Speaker, in my previous answer, the proper process is for the librarians to write to their supervisor which would then start the ball rolling on the government side. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Further Return To Question 107-13(7): Pay Equity For Librarians
Question 107-13(7): Pay Equity For Librarians
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Final supplementary, Mr. Ootes.

Supplementary To Question 107-13(7): Pay Equity For Librarians
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Jake Ootes Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Does that mean that the government will take up the issue, then, with the union if they contact their supervisors? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 107-13(7): Pay Equity For Librarians
Question 107-13(7): Pay Equity For Librarians
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Dent.

Further Return To Question 107-13(7): Pay Equity For Librarians
Question 107-13(7): Pay Equity For Librarians
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Charles Dent Yellowknife Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. As I said, that would start the process. There are a number of steps that would have to be undertaken before any change was made if it was found that a change was indeed justified. The first step is for the workers to appeal their classification codes. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Further Return To Question 107-13(7): Pay Equity For Librarians
Question 107-13(7): Pay Equity For Librarians
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Oral questions. Mr. Krutko.

Question 108-13(7): Support For Tl'oondih Healing Society
Item 6: Oral Questions

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David Krutko Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Health and Social Services. It is in regard to a motion that I passed in this House asking for support for the Tl'oondih Healing Society and also I had a commitment from the previous Premier to work along with myself and the people of the Tl'oondih Healing Society and the Minister of Health and Social Services. Yet, Mr. Speaker, one of the mandates of this society was to work along with people, especially families, to assist them in healing and dealing with the

day-to-day problems in our communities, especially alcoholism, drug abuse, violence, suicides. Yet, Mr. Speaker, it is not clear to me exactly what direction this government is going when it comes to assisting people who are in need of help, who are trying to quit drinking, or trying to find a way to deal with the violence in the family. Also the problem that we find our youth and the children in, in a lot of our communities.

One of the commitments made in the Budget Address is to help aboriginal organizations meet their political aspirations and support other parties to recognize. This society was established through the Gwich'in land claim agreement, it was established as an organization within the Gwich'in Tribal Council. I would like to know from the Minister exactly what is his department doing to ensure that we have some organization or some system in place to assist the regions dealing with the alcohol and drug problems, and also what assistance is this government giving to make sure we have some involvement in what happens in that area in the regions?

Question 108-13(7): Support For Tl'oondih Healing Society
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The Minister of Health and Social Services, Mr. Roland.

Return To Question 108-13(7): Support For Tl'oondih Healing Society
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Floyd Roland Inuvik

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, the department has continued to work with the regions, the boards, to ensure, for example, that alcohol and drug services are available to the residents of the territory, and we are continuing to monitor and ensure that programs are available to all the residents throughout the territory. In the area with the Tl'oondih healing society, there has been work done in the past with the Member and the previous Minister in trying to come up with a solution. At this point in time, we have not moved further than what was already discussed and put forward at those discussions, but I would like to assure the Member that my work with the department is to ensure we have facilities and programs available to all residents of the territories. Thank you, Mr. Speaker

Return To Question 108-13(7): Support For Tl'oondih Healing Society
Question 108-13(7): Support For Tl'oondih Healing Society
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. Krutko.

Supplementary To Question 108-13(7): Support For Tl'oondih Healing Society
Question 108-13(7): Support For Tl'oondih Healing Society
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David Krutko Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, in regard to the Minister saying they have worked along with the Tl'oondih Healing Society, I would like to make the Minister aware that we have not received much help from the regional health board in the Inuvik region, especially trying to receive funding and trying to make sure there are programs available for assistance from this society. I would like to ask the Minister, what is his department doing to ensure that the motion that was passed in this House is being carried out?

Supplementary To Question 108-13(7): Support For Tl'oondih Healing Society
Question 108-13(7): Support For Tl'oondih Healing Society
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Roland.

Further Return To Question 108-13(7): Support For Tl'oondih Healing Society
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Floyd Roland Inuvik

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. As stated earlier, with the health boards, we have passed on a lot of the power and ability to do work for this government on to them. We still monitor and maintain the process and the standards that are out there. I would have to check with the department as to what work has gone on in reference to the motion that was passed in this Assembly. As I said earlier, there was a meeting held with the Member, I believe, and members from that organization with the previous Minister and some items were laid out. Requests for more information were made. I am not sure where it has moved from that point. I will get back to the department and find out what we have done in the meantime. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Further Return To Question 108-13(7): Support For Tl'oondih Healing Society
Question 108-13(7): Support For Tl'oondih Healing Society
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. Krutko.