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Return To Question 167-13(7): Small Claims Court Procedures
Question 167-13(7): Small Claims Court Procedures
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The Deputy Speaker David Krutko

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. Ootes.

Supplementary To Question 167-13(7): Small Claims Court Procedures
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Jake Ootes Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I appreciate the Minister's approach to this that if I had compelling reasons, but I am wondering if the department has compelling reasons why it is not being changed. In my opinion, and I think if the department were to consult with the business community and the individuals in organizations they would likely find that there would be support for this approach, so rather then me coming up with all the compelling reasons which I think my comments are very logical in my mind, I wonder if the Minister can ask for justification from his officials as to why they will not change it? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 167-13(7): Small Claims Court Procedures
Question 167-13(7): Small Claims Court Procedures
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The Deputy Speaker David Krutko

Minister of Justice, Mr. Kakfwi

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Stephen Kakfwi Sahtu

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, as I understand it the Department of Justice has decided that there would be no change to the limit at this time. I would be prepared to give the Member, in writing, the reasons that the Department of Justice has for sticking to that decision. I will be prepared to do that, thank you.

Further Return To Question 167-13(7): Small Claims Court Procedures
Question 167-13(7): Small Claims Court Procedures
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The Deputy Speaker David Krutko

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. Ootes.

Supplementary To Question 167-13(7): Small Claims Court Procedures
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Jake Ootes Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I wonder if the Minister could also ask his department if they could get comparisons from other jurisdictions, the provinces and so forth, what the amounts are, and some of the compelling reasons why they are at those levels in those particular jurisdictions? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 167-13(7): Small Claims Court Procedures
Question 167-13(7): Small Claims Court Procedures
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The Deputy Speaker David Krutko

Mr. Minister.

Further Return To Question 167-13(7): Small Claims Court Procedures
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Stephen Kakfwi Sahtu

Yes, Mr. Speaker

Further Return To Question 167-13(7): Small Claims Court Procedures
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The Deputy Speaker David Krutko

Oral questions. Mrs. Groenewegen.

Question 168-13(7): Special Needs Students
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Jane Groenewegen Hay River

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, last week sometime in the House I suggested to the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment that we might take some of the money which has been allocated to some training programs and use them in conjunction with the students in our schools. I was thinking of young elementary school students with special needs. I have had a chance to think about it a little bit more. Mr. Speaker, apparently there is a need to train special needs assistants and as we know we have students that could use the benefits of remedial type work in some of the basics in education over the summer months. I know it has probably been tried to some extent, in some of the communities, whereby there are summer schools available to parents and students who need to get caught up over the summer, but I am thinking more of a remedial education programs perhaps in the morning and a summer camp program in the afternoons, something to that effect which would integrate employing students and training people in the area of special needs work in the schools. Has the Minister had a chance to give any more thought to this idea in directing some of this funding he has allocated to training to this area of special needs students? Thank you.

Question 168-13(7): Special Needs Students
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The Deputy Speaker David Krutko

Minister responsible for Education, Culture and Employment, Mr. Miltenberger.

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Michael Miltenberger Thebacha

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, we are looking at the area of training for special needs. A lot will be dependent, of course, on when the money becomes available once the budget is passed, but yes, it is an area we are looking at. If the Member would care to talk further about this in more detail with the officials of the department it may add to our deliberations. Thank you.

Return To Question 168-13(7): Special Needs Students
Question 168-13(7): Special Needs Students
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The Deputy Speaker David Krutko

Oral questions. Mr. Erasmus.

Question 169-13(7): Alternative Mining Technology
Item 6: Oral Questions

April 30th, 1999

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Roy Erasmus Yellowknife North

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My questions are for the Minister of Resource, Wildlife and Economic Development. The questions are in relation to the Diavik diamond project. Mr. Speaker, the Diavik project is a large undertaking and due to the location of the deposits and the mining method proposed, a large horizontal and vertical footprint will be left. Although the basic mining concepts proposed are well established, the location of the deposits under water requires some innovative engineering solutions to allow conventional mining methods to be executed. These innovations introduce a significant construction water management component to the project. The most substantial environmental impacts may well be during the construction period, and once the decision to proceed is granted and construction is commenced, the process will essentially be irreversible.

The mining options are: mining without a dike; mining with a dike; and, underground mining with open pit crown pillar. Mr. Speaker, both the public and DIAND have expressed concern about the impact of Diavik's proposed mining process will have. DIAND hired an independent contractor to assess alternative mining technologies to address two main concerns. First, are there alternative ways to mine deposits such as these which could reduce surface disturbance and potential environmental impact, and secondly, is there some way that the currently proposed footprint could be reduced. The contractor came back and said that there should be a way to minimize this footprint and, in fact, indicated ,that perhaps, mining partly underground would be acceptable. Mr. Speaker, what I am wondering is, what is the government's position on the use of alternative mining technology to carry out this project? Thank you.

Question 169-13(7): Alternative Mining Technology
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The Deputy Speaker David Krutko

The Minister responsible for Resources, Wildlife and Economic Development, Mr. Kakfwi