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Question 249-13(7): Impact Of Correctional Capital Spending
Item 6: Oral Questions

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David Krutko Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, my question is to the Premier. It is in regards to what I feel is happening here where we have all these initiatives in place to try to assist the regions, the communities to take on more responsibility and authorities for their programs and services and also for the people and residents in those communities. Regarding community justice, we have programs there so that they can get more involved in the justice system, a community wellness program to try get people off alcohol and drugs, making them more independent and have a more positive outlook in regards to life and going ahead with being educated, getting jobs and being productive to society. Also, we have the self-government negotiation process which is looking at all aspects including justice, which includes the question about policing and other aspects that they are looking at through the self government negotiation process.

It is important that we realize that one of the most important aspects of any culture is its youth, we have to develop those programs and services around how to benefit our communities. In my region, the Tl'oondih Healing Society was established by the Gwich'in, which invested almost $2 million to build this facility. At the present time, it has been shut down because of lack of funding and resources for programs and services. The same thing applies to the Delta House. All these initiatives were put there on the basis of stimulating communities and regions to take on more responsibilities for programs and services. One of the biggest problems we have in our communities and the regions are the alcohol and drug problems that we see with the youth. What I see here is there is no ambition by this government to basically ensure that there will be adequate resources in place to have those communities become more sustaining and able to deal with their problems but having the resources to do so. The concern I have is we are taking $30 million, building a capital project. What effect will that have on programs and services that we are committed to in the communities and region?

Question 249-13(7): Impact Of Correctional Capital Spending
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The Premier, Mr. Antoine.

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Question 249-13(7): Impact Of Correctional Capital Spending
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jim Antoine Nahendeh

Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, as I indicated in return to oral questions to Mrs. Groenewegen today, that the $30 million is the way this is going to get funded from the services we provide to Nunavut over the next four years, plus we will look at the existing capital that we have within our system, perhaps look at some borrowing initiative. In our Main Estimates this spring, we also allocated for the Yellowknife Correctional Centre the total of $4 million this year to do design only with anticipated future costs of an additional $24 million for a total cost of $28.33 million that we have allocated in the five year capital project for the Yellowknife Correctional Institute. We have also passed, in this Legislative Assembly, during the Main Estimates, the male young offenders facility for Yellowknife for January, 2001, for $6.332 million. So we have a total of $34.662 million that this Legislative Assembly has allocated to these two initiatives. We have already, through this House, agreed to spend that amount. This is not going to have any impact on the concerns the honourable Member has in regards to impacts on other programs and services. Thank you.

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Question 249-13(7): Impact Of Correctional Capital Spending
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Question period is over. We will take a 15 minute break. I believe there is a signing ceremony happening in the Great Hall.

--Break

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Question 249-13(7): Impact Of Correctional Capital Spending
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

I will call the House back to order. Item 7, written questions. Mrs. Groenewegen.

Written Question 9-13(7): Update On Education Funding
Item 7: Written Questions

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Jane Groenewegen Hay River

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to ask the Minister of Education to please provide an update to the House on how his search for the $5 million for education is coming.

Written Question 10-13(7): Application Of Bip And Manufacturing Directive
Item 7: Written Questions

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Jane Groenewegen Hay River

To the Minister of Public Works and Services, my question is, is the Business Incentive Policy and Manufacturing Directive applied to contracts funded by GNWT and delivered by a third party?

Written Question 11-13(7): Application Of Bip And Manufacturing Directive Re: P3 Projects
Item 7: Written Questions

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Jane Groenewegen Hay River

My question to the Minister of Finance is, how many of the P3 projects identified in the initial approval process are now proceeding? Does the Business Incentive Policy and Manufacturers Directive apply to contractors successful in winning P3 contracts? Thank you.

Written Question 11-13(7): Application Of Bip And Manufacturing Directive Re: P3 Projects
Item 7: Written Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Written questions. Item 8, returns to written questions. Item 9, replies to opening address. Item 10, petitions. Item 11, reports of standing and special committees. Item 12, reports of committees on the review of bills. Item 13, tabling of documents. Item 14, notices of motion. Mr. Erasmus.

Motion 24-13(7): Dissolution Of The 13th Legislative Assembly
Item 14: Notices Of Motion

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Roy Erasmus Yellowknife North

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I give notice that on Friday, July 30th, 1999, I will move the following motion.

Now therefore, I move, seconded by the honourable for Yellowknife Frame Lake, that this Legislative Assembly requests that the Governor-in-Council dissolve the 13th Legislative Assembly by October 21st, 1999, to permit a general election for the 14th Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories to be held on December 6th, 1999. Thank you.

--Applause

Motion 24-13(7): Dissolution Of The 13th Legislative Assembly
Item 14: Notices Of Motion

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Notices of motion. Item 15, notices of motion for first reading of bills. Item 16, motions. Item 17, first reading of bills. Mr. Miltenberger.

Bill 25: An Act To Amend The Workers' Compensation Act
Item 17: First Reading Of Bills

July 28th, 1999

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Michael Miltenberger Thebacha

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I seek unanimous consent to proceed with first reading of Bill 25, An Act to Amend the Workers' Compensation Act.

Bill 25: An Act To Amend The Workers' Compensation Act
Item 17: First Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The Member of Thebacha is seeking unanimous consent to deal with Bill 25. Do we have any nays? There are no nays. Mr. Miltenberger, you have unanimous consent.

Bill 25: An Act To Amend The Workers' Compensation Act
Item 17: First Reading Of Bills

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Michael Miltenberger Thebacha

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Nahendeh, that Bill 25, an Act to Amend the Workers' Compensation Act, be read for the first time. Thank you.

Bill 25: An Act To Amend The Workers' Compensation Act
Item 17: First Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. The motion is in order. To the motion. Question has been called. All those in favour? All those opposed? Motion is carried. First reading of bills. Item 18, second reading of bills. Mr. Miltenberger.