Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I have a Member's statement on the NWT Development Corporation and how the NWT Development Corporation is developing under the new western government and how it seems to be developing. Mr. Speaker, I can remember well when we formed the NWT Development Corporation in previous Assemblies, we passed an act, The Northwest Territories Development Corporation Act. At that time, Mr. Speaker, we passed that act, we had put in a board of directors of the NWT Development Corporation. The reason that the board of directors was installed and the reason why we formed the NWT Development Corporation is because economic development and our economic development in this government could not work in our communities and do any substantial work to get economic development going. We formed the NWT Development Corporation, a hands-on approach and a stand-alone approach as well, with a board that is answerable through its chairman to the Minister, in this government. We formed this Development Corporation to assist our small communities in developing businesses and subsidizing those businesses to lower the draw on our social programs. That was the reason that we formed this board.
Yesterday, in answering questions in this House, Mr. Speaker, the Minister responsible, I believe has answered the questions maybe to the best of his ability, I do not know, but yesterday in answering those questions he says, they were reviewing plans, they were reviewing operations. I have from sources, Mr. Speaker, that they have already actioned those plans, they have already actioned things within the NWT Development Corporation and Arctic Holding Company. Now, Mr. Speaker, my understanding is that there is a board in place, I do not know how many members are on that board, whether it is a legal board or not, I may find that out through question period, as long as my questions are not trivial or quibbling, but I will try my best to ask those questions today. Mr. Speaker, the NWT Development Corporation has a board of directors. Is the board of directors involved at all in the restructuring, or is everything done out of the Minister's office within a new realm of this government? Also, Mr. Speaker, reviewing Hansard yesterday, I do have questions for the Premier today that I will ask about the performance of his Minister yesterday. Thank you.