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Return To Question 113-13(7): Pay Equity
Question 113-13(7): Pay Equity
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. Ootes.

Supplementary To Question 113-13(7): Pay Equity
Question 113-13(7): Pay Equity
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Jake Ootes Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Could the Minister tell us how he is ensuring that all excluded employees are informed as to their pay equity status?

Supplementary To Question 113-13(7): Pay Equity
Question 113-13(7): Pay Equity
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Dent.

Further Return To Question 113-13(7): Pay Equity
Question 113-13(7): Pay Equity
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Charles Dent Yellowknife Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, as reviews are concluded and it is determined whether or not offers should be made, the employees will be notified in

writing with the offer. There has been no publicity undertaken to advise excluded employees that this is underway, but those employees who have contacted the secretariat have been advised that the work is underway and when they might expect to see an offer. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Further Return To Question 113-13(7): Pay Equity
Question 113-13(7): Pay Equity
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. Ootes.

Supplementary To Question 113-13(7): Pay Equity
Question 113-13(7): Pay Equity
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Jake Ootes Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. When the pay equity issue arose, I believe some advertisements were placed for the employees that are under the bargaining unit. I wonder if the Minister has a plan to place advertisements and make announcements regarding the excluded employees so that those former employees who may not be in touch with this government will have an opportunity, perhaps through friends and other sources such as a newspaper advertisement in the north, or public announcements, they may be able to hear about this. Could the Minister tell us if he is looking at a possible publicity campaign on this?

Supplementary To Question 113-13(7): Pay Equity
Question 113-13(7): Pay Equity
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Dent.

Further Return To Question 113-13(7): Pay Equity
Question 113-13(7): Pay Equity
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Charles Dent Yellowknife Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I do not believe that such a campaign has been envisioned given the small numbers of people who have not already been contacted. There are very few where the reviews of the class codes have not been concluded and the expectation is that will be done within the next several weeks so it was not felt necessary to spend monies on an advertising campaign when, in fact, most people already have been contacted. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Further Return To Question 113-13(7): Pay Equity
Question 113-13(7): Pay Equity
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Final supplementary, Mr. Ootes.

Supplementary To Question 113-13(7): Pay Equity
Question 113-13(7): Pay Equity
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Jake Ootes Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I appreciate we do not want to spend a lot of money on this area, but I think we do have a responsibility to try and at least make those employees who are no longer with the government, some effort should be made to contact them in all fairness to those employees. I wonder if the Minister could reconsider, to perhaps do several small advertisements in territorial publications for a short period of time?

Supplementary To Question 113-13(7): Pay Equity
Question 113-13(7): Pay Equity
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Dent.

Further Return To Question 113-13(7): Pay Equity
Question 113-13(7): Pay Equity
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Charles Dent Yellowknife Frame Lake

Mr. Speaker, I am prepared to discuss this with my staff at FMBS, but I would want to be careful that we do not confuse people because we cannot reopen the offer to unionized employees before we have an agreement with Nunavut. There is a bit of a concern here that we do not create some additional confusion when, in fact, we can probably individually contact the people who may be able to participate in a settlement. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Further Return To Question 113-13(7): Pay Equity
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Oral questions. Mr. Krutko.

Question 114-13(7): Implementation Of Gwich'in Land Claim Agreement
Item 6: Oral Questions

April 23rd, 1999

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David Krutko Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, my question is to the Premier. As I mentioned in my opening statement, today is a Gwich'in holiday and yet, Mr. Speaker, it has been seven years since the Gwich'in have signed their agreement and they have implemented, but yet, Mr. Speaker, there are still a lot of outstanding issues which have not been resolved and a lot of them deal with this government. We talk about the economic measures chapter, we talk about the Northern Accord, of that agreement, and I also mentioned programs and services that organization is trying to implement on behalf of their membership especially in regard to the Tl'oondih Healing Society. Yet, Mr. Speaker, it has been seven years, but these issues are still outstanding. I would like to ask the Premier in his role as Premier and knowing that these issues are out there, what can he do as a Premier to ensure that the Gwich'in issues are going to be addressed in a process that will not take seven years to complete?

Question 114-13(7): Implementation Of Gwich'in Land Claim Agreement
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Premier.