This is page numbers 357 - 395 of the Hansard for the 13th Assembly, 7th Session. The original version can be accessed on the Legislative Assembly's website or by contacting the Legislative Assembly Library. The word of the day was highway.

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Committee Motion 16-13(7): Giving Priority To Accelerating Highway 3 Reconstruction
Item 20: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair Jane Groenewegen

Thank you, Mr. Krutko. Mr. Steen.

Committee Motion 16-13(7): Giving Priority To Accelerating Highway 3 Reconstruction
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Vince Steen Nunakput

Thank you, Madam Chairperson. Madam Chairperson, the department is well aware of the condition of the Dempster Highway and the department does make efforts to maintain the highway in a safe condition. That is not to deny that the highway needs improving. The Member is correct, the highway does need improving. However, I do not think there is any point in talking about chip-sealing the Dempster Highway until the highway is widened and there is a base for the chip-seal. Normally you do not apply chip-seal to the highway until it is brought up to certain standards. Before the chip-seal process is considered, calcium is used, as the Member referred to. Again, the department will consider within the funding we have adding more calcium to the Dempster Highway but, again, we are very restricted on funding and bringing calcium all the way to the Dempster Highway is very expensive, so we have to take that into consideration along with the amount of traffic on the highway. All this we will commit to, reconsidering the amount of calcium on the Dempster Highway, but we have to take all these factors into consideration and then we will make a decision. Thank you.

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The Chair Jane Groenewegen

Thank you, Mr. Steen. Total Inuvik region, $3.2 million. Mr. Krutko.

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David Krutko Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Madam Chairperson. At this time I would like to move a motion.

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The Chair Jane Groenewegen

Thank you, Mr. Krutko. Could you please repeat the motion, Mr. Krutko.

Committee Motion 17-13(7): Giving Priority To Accelerating Highway 8 Reconstruction
Item 20: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

April 27th, 1999

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David Krutko Mackenzie Delta

Madam Chairperson. I move that this committee recommends the department gives priority to the clarification of Highway 8 reconstruction.

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The Chair Jane Groenewegen

Thank you, Mr. Krutko. The motion is in order. To the motion. Mr. Henry.

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Seamus Henry Yellowknife South

Thank you, Madam Chairperson. Madam Chairperson, this motion comes pretty fast out of the blue and I will not be supporting this motion because, I mean, I would need a lot more information on what the condition of that particular highway is. I think it is pretty evident from the discussions we have had here between the Minister and Mr. Krutko that there seems to be a difference of opinion as to the quality of the highway. More than that, Madam Chairperson, I accept that there are professional people within the department who are able to assess the standards and qualities of the highway and also, I mean there are many factors and I think the Minister had eluded to that. There are many factors taken into consideration when the department lays out its plans, so just to vote in favour of this at this time without that additional information, to me, would not be acceptable. Thank you, Madam Chairperson.

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The Chair Jane Groenewegen

Thank you, Mr. Henry. To the motion. Mr. Ootes.

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Jake Ootes Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Madam Chairperson. I also cannot support this motion. Not that I perhaps would not be understanding of the need to address the Highway 8 reconstruction, it is just that it comes unawares. The motion is coming at me without a lot of information or a lot of knowledge, so under the circumstances I find myself in a situation where I have to vote against the motion. Not that I would be tremendously against the idea of investigating this possibility, but certainly at this particular time I cannot support the motion. Thank you.

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The Chair Jane Groenewegen

Thank you, Mr. Ootes. To the motion. Question has been called. All those in favour? All those opposed? The motion is defeated. Inuvik region, total

Inuvik region, $3.2 million. Agreed?

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Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

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The Chair Jane Groenewegen

Total infrastructure, $16.955 million. Agreed?

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Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

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The Chair Jane Groenewegen

Total capital, $17.589 million. Agreed?