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.

Topics

Further Return To Question 133-13(7): Shortage Of Teachers In Tsiigehtchic
Question 133-13(7): Shortage Of Teachers In Tsiigehtchic
Item 6: Oral Questions

Page 364

Michael Miltenberger Thebacha

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I am always ready to take good suggestions like my colleague has put on the table and I will take that suggestion to my department and we will look at what we can do to, in fact, make sure that we are prepared. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 133-13(7): Shortage Of Teachers In Tsiigehtchic
Question 133-13(7): Shortage Of Teachers In Tsiigehtchic
Item 6: Oral Questions

Page 364

The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Mr. Ootes.

Question 134-13(7): Appointment Of Development Corporation Presidents
Item 6: Oral Questions

Page 364

Jake Ootes Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. There has been some questioning the day before yesterday, yesterday and today on the Development Corporation of the Northwest Territories and the Minister mentioned earlier that some methodology by which members are appointed to the board. I have a number of questions on the Development Corporation, Mr. Speaker. Some concern the board and some concern the reference to some financial matters. My first question, though, concerns the appointment of the executives. Could the Minister tell me how and who appointed the previous president, I believe, of the corporation, Mr. Soloy?

Question 134-13(7): Appointment Of Development Corporation Presidents
Item 6: Oral Questions

Page 364

The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Again I want to remind the Members that you could be having another question besides the appointment to the board. If it is, it will be a new question. I will not allow the Members to have two different questions in the same if you have a preamble, you say your preamble and then three supplementaries on that. The Minister of Resources, Wildlife and Economic Development, Mr. Kakfwi.

Return To Question 134-13(7): Appointment Of Development Corporation Presidents
Question 134-13(7): Appointment Of Development Corporation Presidents
Item 6: Oral Questions

Page 364

Stephen Kakfwi Sahtu

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I believe the former Premier made the decision to appoint Mr. Soloy. The present Premier made the decision to appoint Mr. Koe as the new president. The decision to have Mr. Soloy terminate his employment with our government was initiated by our Premier in consultation with myself. Thank you.

Return To Question 134-13(7): Appointment Of Development Corporation Presidents
Question 134-13(7): Appointment Of Development Corporation Presidents
Item 6: Oral Questions

Page 364

The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Point of order. Mr. Morin.

Point of Order

Return To Question 134-13(7): Appointment Of Development Corporation Presidents
Question 134-13(7): Appointment Of Development Corporation Presidents
Item 6: Oral Questions

Page 364

Don Morin Tu Nedhe

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Point of order, Mr. Speaker. I believe that this Minister is deliberately misleading this House and the reason I say that, Mr. Speaker, is when he answered my colleague just a few minutes ago on board appointments he said at that time it is the responsibility of Cabinet to do that, of Cabinet and Executive Council. Those were his exact words. Now, in answering Mr. Ootes on his question, he is saying it is the responsibility of the Premier to do that. Ultimately, it is the recommendation of any given Minister that is in charge of the responsibility to Cabinet. Then Cabinet will pass a motion on whether or not they accept that. By doing this and saying this he is deliberately misleading this House. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Return To Question 134-13(7): Appointment Of Development Corporation Presidents
Question 134-13(7): Appointment Of Development Corporation Presidents
Item 6: Oral Questions

Page 364

The Speaker Samuel Gargan

I would like to remind the Members, first of all, regarding information and decisions of Cabinet, Members must not ask or seek information about matters that are secret, such as the decision or proceedings of Cabinet. Also, with regard to the reference to Premiers, we have Members in this House that have served in those capacities and it is a very delicate and dangerous situation in which we have to be careful how we address questions, as well as respond, knowing full well that we do have Members that have served on Cabinet, as well as served as Ordinary Members. We do not have a point of order, but I would be very careful on how we ask questions. If Members wish to ask questions on the legislation that governs certain departments and the responsibility of those Ministers in those areas, then you can ask, but for Members to ask on proceedings of Cabinet, it will not be allowed. Oral questions. Mr. Ootes. Mr. Henry.

Question 135-13(7): Rental Of Restricted And Adult Movies To Youth
Item 6: Oral Questions

Page 364

Seamus Henry Yellowknife South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I will lighten up just a little bit. My question is to the Minister responsible for Municipal and Community Affairs, Mr. Steen. Earlier today I expressed concerns about the lack of legislation in the Northwest Territories preventing the rental of restricted adult videos to children. Other jurisdictions in Canada have included provisions for restricting video rentals in their motion picture legislation. Recently the NWT revised its legislation dealing with movie classifications. I was wondering if the Minister could supply the rationale as to why video movies were not addressed in that new legislation? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 135-13(7): Rental Of Restricted And Adult Movies To Youth
Item 6: Oral Questions

Page 364

The Speaker Samuel Gargan

I do not know if we have any jurisdiction regarding the licensing of videos, but Mr. Steen, do you wish to answer? The Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs.

Return To Question 135-13(7): Rental Of Restricted And Adult Movies To Youth
Question 135-13(7): Rental Of Restricted And Adult Movies To Youth
Item 6: Oral Questions

Page 364

Vince Steen Nunakput

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I do not have that information and I will try and get back to the Member. The question is taken as notice.

Return To Question 135-13(7): Rental Of Restricted And Adult Movies To Youth
Question 135-13(7): Rental Of Restricted And Adult Movies To Youth
Item 6: Oral Questions

Page 364

The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The question is taken as notice. Oral questions. Mr. Morin.

Question 136-13(7): Tulita Hotel Project
Item 6: Oral Questions

April 27th, 1999

Page 364

Don Morin Tu Nedhe

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I have a question for the Minister of RWED. Mr. Minister, I know that you are very busy and I know that you cannot pay attention to the complete details of every given nook and cranny of your department, but I also

see from the presentation that was given to our committee that the Sahtu region, which you are also MLA for, has several projects from the NWT Development Corporation. One of those projects is called Two River Development Group Ltd., Tulita Hotel. Is the Minister aware of this project and, if so, has the Minister ever been involved in any decision-making on this project? Thank you.

Question 136-13(7): Tulita Hotel Project
Item 6: Oral Questions

Page 365

The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The Minister of Resources, Wildlife and Economic Development, Mr. Kakfwi. Two questions.

Return To Question 136-13(7): Tulita Hotel Project
Question 136-13(7): Tulita Hotel Project
Item 6: Oral Questions

Page 365

Stephen Kakfwi Sahtu

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I am aware of the project and generally the history, the development of the project at the time that the department and the Development Corporation were, perhaps, asked to intervene. Thank you.