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Supplementary To Question 164-13(7): Application Of Yukon Oil And Gas Act
Question 164-13(7): Application Of Yukon Oil And Gas Act
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Deputy Speaker David Krutko

Mr. Kakfwi.

Further Return To Question 164-13(7): Application Of Yukon Oil And Gas Act
Question 164-13(7): Application Of Yukon Oil And Gas Act
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Stephen Kakfwi Sahtu

Yes, Mr. Speaker.

Further Return To Question 164-13(7): Application Of Yukon Oil And Gas Act
Question 164-13(7): Application Of Yukon Oil And Gas Act
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Deputy Speaker David Krutko

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. Ootes.

Supplementary To Question 164-13(7): Application Of Yukon Oil And Gas Act
Question 164-13(7): Application Of Yukon Oil And Gas Act
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jake Ootes Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Would he then consider pursuing efforts to involve the territorial aboriginal organizations and work with them in relationship to the political accord that we are pursuing and the Northern Accord? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 164-13(7): Application Of Yukon Oil And Gas Act
Question 164-13(7): Application Of Yukon Oil And Gas Act
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Deputy Speaker David Krutko

Mr. Kakfwi.

Further Return To Question 164-13(7): Application Of Yukon Oil And Gas Act
Question 164-13(7): Application Of Yukon Oil And Gas Act
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Stephen Kakfwi Sahtu

Mr. Speaker, the government is committed to trying to initiate discussions with aboriginal leaders, with aboriginal government representatives in the Northwest Territories to see if they are interested in taking a collective partnership approach to assuming ownership of all lands and resources including inland waters within the Northwest Territories and developing an agreement and a process for advancing that to the federal government. Hopefully, we will have some indication of that when we discuss this issue with the chiefs next week here in Yellowknife. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 164-13(7): Application Of Yukon Oil And Gas Act
Question 164-13(7): Application Of Yukon Oil And Gas Act
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Deputy Speaker David Krutko

Oral questions. Mr. Erasmus.

Question 165-13(7): Retroactive Payments Of Northern Allowance
Item 6: Oral Questions

April 30th, 1999

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Roy Erasmus Yellowknife North

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My question is for the Minister of Finance. Mr. Speaker, very recently this government and the union ratified a collective agreement. Under that agreement workers are entitled to some retroactive pay and I believe a one-time $500 northern allowance. Could the Minister indicate if this retroactive pay and the northern allowance has been paid to date and if not, when it will be?

Thank you.

Question 165-13(7): Retroactive Payments Of Northern Allowance
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Deputy Speaker David Krutko

The Minister of Finance, Mr. Dent.

Return To Question 165-13(7): Retroactive Payments Of Northern Allowance
Question 165-13(7): Retroactive Payments Of Northern Allowance
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Charles Dent Yellowknife Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, some employees have already received the retroactive payments to which they are entitled, however it is taking as long as two and a half hours of individual calculations to determine how much an employee may be entitled to. Therefore, it will take the entire month of May before all retroactive pay has been issued to employees. As it is calculated, it is being added to their cheques. A large number of employees have already received their payments. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Return To Question 165-13(7): Retroactive Payments Of Northern Allowance
Question 165-13(7): Retroactive Payments Of Northern Allowance
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Deputy Speaker David Krutko

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. Erasmus.

Supplementary To Question 165-13(7): Retroactive Payments Of Northern Allowance
Question 165-13(7): Retroactive Payments Of Northern Allowance
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Roy Erasmus Yellowknife North

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to thank the Minister for that information. Is there a specific date that they will be finished this? I believe that there is a date timeline that they have to follow according to their collective agreement that this has to be done by. Could the Minister indicate when they will be finished implementing all this retroactive pay that is owed to the workers? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 165-13(7): Retroactive Payments Of Northern Allowance
Question 165-13(7): Retroactive Payments Of Northern Allowance
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Deputy Speaker David Krutko

Mr. Minister.

Further Return To Question 165-13(7): Retroactive Payments Of Northern Allowance
Question 165-13(7): Retroactive Payments Of Northern Allowance
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Charles Dent Yellowknife Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I believe that the final pay period in May is the one which people may expect to see their adjustments.

Further Return To Question 165-13(7): Retroactive Payments Of Northern Allowance
Question 165-13(7): Retroactive Payments Of Northern Allowance
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Deputy Speaker David Krutko

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. Erasmus.