This is page numbers 491 - 519 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 education.

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Question 177-13(7): Break In The Budget Session
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. I will allow that question to be forwarded to the Minister of Finance, but I do not know if the Minister can answer for the whole Assembly. The Minister of Finance.

Return To Question 177-13(7): Break In The Budget Session
Question 177-13(7): Break In The Budget Session
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Charles Dent Yellowknife Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. As you have pointed out, I cannot answer on behalf of the Assembly. I can say that it was the government's expectation that we would come back this week after concluding the budget to see whether or not Bill 15 might be coming forward from the standing committee for consideration. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Return To Question 177-13(7): Break In The Budget Session
Question 177-13(7): Break In The Budget Session
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mrs. Groenewegen.

Supplementary To Question 177-13(7): Break In The Budget Session
Question 177-13(7): Break In The Budget Session
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jane Groenewegen Hay River

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, in the interest of a thorough consideration of the education budget, perhaps the Minister could explain to us why he took it so personally that the education budget had not been concluded on Friday to the point that he would comment on this on CJCD radio and, did he truly expect that education and the budget as a whole could have been concluded that day in the two hour time period before we had to recognize the clock? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Supplementary To Question 177-13(7): Break In The Budget Session
Question 177-13(7): Break In The Budget Session
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. I will rule the question out of order. The Member cannot ask a personal opinion of a Minister that is responsible for a department. Oral questions. Supplementary, Mrs. Groenewegen.

Supplementary To Question 177-13(7): Break In The Budget Session
Question 177-13(7): Break In The Budget Session
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jane Groenewegen Hay River

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Perhaps then I could ask if the Minister could just clarify for us what was the intent of his comments on CJCD last Friday and Saturday? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 177-13(7): Break In The Budget Session
Question 177-13(7): Break In The Budget Session
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Dent.

Further Return To Question 177-13(7): Break In The Budget Session
Question 177-13(7): Break In The Budget Session
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Charles Dent Yellowknife Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I was asked, as was the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, for a comment by the press on the budget not having been concluded. I said that I was disappointed we had not concluded the budget. When asked if there was any impact, I said yes, there are two programs we had announced, Investing in People and the Working Together Program that would be affected in terms of when access to funds would be available. My colleague, the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, made similar comments to other members of the media, and it was reported in other media in the same manner. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Further Return To Question 177-13(7): Break In The Budget Session
Question 177-13(7): Break In The Budget Session
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Final supplementary, Mrs. Groenewegen.

Supplementary To Question 177-13(7): Break In The Budget Session
Question 177-13(7): Break In The Budget Session
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jane Groenewegen Hay River

Thank you. This is my final question then, Mr. Speaker. What the Minister of Finance is saying is that he wanted this House to conclude consideration of the $167 million for the Department of Education, Culture and Employment in the less than two hours that we had last Friday before the planned break in the House, he wanted that concluded in less than two hours in order to recognize the clock at 2 o'clock on Friday. Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 177-13(7): Break In The Budget Session
Question 177-13(7): Break In The Budget Session
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Dent.

Further Return To Question 177-13(7): Break In The Budget Session
Question 177-13(7): Break In The Budget Session
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Charles Dent Yellowknife Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I was not saying that we needed to necessarily conclude it, I said I was disappointed that we did not conclude the budget. I would point out that we did not answer any questions about the budget, nor did we get into the details of the budget. In fact, we did not talk about the budget on Friday, the 30th, when we could have at least started consideration. Mr. Speaker, there were at least two previous occasions during that week when this House voted to extend hours to conclude consideration of items or to carry on the consideration. We were not limited necessarily by the four hours less the lunch hour we had scheduled for ourselves on Friday. We could have carried on consideration if it was the will of the Members. Members did not have that will, and as a result, we took a break for a week. Thank you, Mr.

Speaker.

Further Return To Question 177-13(7): Break In The Budget Session
Question 177-13(7): Break In The Budget Session
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Mr. Krutko.

Question 178-13(7): Designated Aboriginal Organizations
Item 6: Oral Questions

May 10th, 1999

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David Krutko Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Transportation. I would like some clarification in regards to the interpretation of designate aboriginal organizations. There are certain organizations which are out there at the present time, you have the Gwich'in Tribal Council which recognizes or basically represents a Gwich'in person who is enrolled in a land claim to implement the land claim. Myself, I am enrolled in the Gwich'in claim in which, ...basically the Gwich'in Tribal Council, who is the one implementing the land claim on that sector. Then you also have other organizations in the communities such as the Metis Local which recognizes the Metis of the community. You have a band council which recognizes the band members who are basically enrolled through the Indian Act. I would like clarification from the Minister, is there a policy within the department which basically decides which organization you are with? Because I am an aboriginal businessman, does that mean that I am also an aboriginal organization? I would like clarification from the Minister on exactly how do you designate an aboriginal organization in the context of contracts?

Question 178-13(7): Designated Aboriginal Organizations
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Steen.