Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My statement today is about the Arctic Canada Trading Company. Mr. Speaker, the Arctic Canada Training Company is, or perhaps it would be better to say was, a fledgling company of the Northwest Territories Development Corporation. It was started to market the Development Corporation's subsidiaries' goods and also bought and sold arts and crafts that were made in the communities. Mr. Speaker, all businesses need time to get off the ground, to build up a base, to get the customers, make a good name. One year is not long enough. Yesterday we asked the Minister of Resources, Wildlife and Economic Development about the reductions that had been made to Arctic Canada Trading. He indicated that two outlets were closed because of timelines and the need to renew leases.
In fact, Mr. Speaker, a reliable source indicates that the Calgary outlet had an ongoing lease so the company had to eat the losses on that lease and, in fact, Mr. Speaker, not only two outlets were closed, we no longer have any of those outlets. If we have no outlets can we actually say we have a marketing agency? It is very difficult for me to see that. I do not particularly like being misled, and if that is what has occurred. Mr. Speaker, I will be asking the appropriate Minister questions in this area later on today. Thank you.