This is page numbers 19 - 39 of the Hansard for the 13th Assembly, 8th 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 nurses.

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Further Return To Question 19-13(8): Location Of Nursing Mentor Positions
Question 19-13(8): Location Of Nursing Mentor Positions
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Floyd Roland Inuvik

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I do not have a job description for one of those positions with me but I can get that from the department and forward it on to the Member. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 19-13(8): Location Of Nursing Mentor Positions
Question 19-13(8): Location Of Nursing Mentor Positions
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Final supplementary, Mrs. Groenewegen.

Supplementary To Question 19-13(8): Location Of Nursing Mentor Positions
Question 19-13(8): Location Of Nursing Mentor Positions
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jane Groenewegen Hay River

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I appreciate the Minister's response. He indicated that it might already be decided where they are going. If it has not been decided yet, where they are going, would he locate one in Hay River? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 19-13(8): Location Of Nursing Mentor Positions
Question 19-13(8): Location Of Nursing Mentor Positions
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The question has been asked and has been answered. Oral questions. Mr. Krutko.

Question 20-13(8): Wages Of Alcohol And Drug Workers
Item 6: Oral Questions

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David Krutko Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My question is for the Minister of Health and Social Services. It is regarding the alcohol and drug program that is being delivered in the majority of our communities. Mr. Speaker, there is an inaccuracy on how people are being paid. In majority of the alcohol and drug centres, people are being paid different salaries in different communities but they do the same work. I would like to ask the Minister why there is such a discretion between the wages of communities, for example, Fort McPherson and the North Slave Region?

Question 20-13(8): Wages Of Alcohol And Drug Workers
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The Minister responsible for Health and Social Services. Mr. Roland.

Return To Question 20-13(8): Wages Of Alcohol And Drug Workers
Question 20-13(8): Wages Of Alcohol And Drug Workers
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Floyd Roland Inuvik

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, the community alcohol and drug workers are not health board staff in most cases. They are with non-government organizations. The non-government organizations are given a certain amount of funding to provide the service of drug and alcohol workers and it is those organizations that would set their rate of pay for those individuals. I am aware of some correspondence with the health board in Inuvik regarding this concern. The information that was provided was to inform the community organization that was involved with the alcohol and drug program that they could, in fact, raise the rate of pay. That would be taking money out of the rest of the program. Each region and community has worked out a formula what they would they would get in funding for community alcohol and drug programs. Those communities would decide what level of pay they would be paying their workers. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Return To Question 20-13(8): Wages Of Alcohol And Drug Workers
Question 20-13(8): Wages Of Alcohol And Drug Workers
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. Krutko.

Supplementary To Question 20-13(8): Wages Of Alcohol And Drug Workers
Question 20-13(8): Wages Of Alcohol And Drug Workers
Item 6: Oral Questions

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David Krutko Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Can the Minister do a review regarding the discretion between our drug and alcohol workers and our alcohol and drug specialists who may work for the government? We used to carry this program through the department of Health and Social Services out of Yellowknife. Now we transferred that authority to the regional centres. I believe we transferred the resources along with it. People should be paid accordingly to the jobs that they do. I would like to ask the Minister whether he will consider doing a review to compare the different wages, salaries and benefits that the alcohol and drug program delivery agencies are being paid right now?

Supplementary To Question 20-13(8): Wages Of Alcohol And Drug Workers
Question 20-13(8): Wages Of Alcohol And Drug Workers
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Roland.

Further Return To Question 20-13(8): Wages Of Alcohol And Drug Workers
Question 20-13(8): Wages Of Alcohol And Drug Workers
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Floyd Roland Inuvik

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, in the area of doing a review, I think we need to have in mind what we are actually trying to accomplish with that review. We know there is concern between different organizations and regions and how they pay their workers, but as I stated earlier, when the programs were developed each region and community was given a formula as to how much funding would be

transferred. I know we have done quite a bit of review of my previous work as a Member of social programs. We dealt with the department regarding the alcohol and drug program and initially for the first couple of years, there were a lot of reductions and even the alcohol and drug program was impacted by decisions made at that time. I will look at getting information as to what the differences are in the different areas and to see why if there are outstanding issues, or if there is a great variance why that would be and once I have that information I will provide my response to the Member. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 20-13(8): Wages Of Alcohol And Drug Workers
Question 20-13(8): Wages Of Alcohol And Drug Workers
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Question period is over. Item 7, written questions. Item 8, return 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 review of bills. Mr. Ootes.

Item 12: Reports Of Committees On The Review Of Bills
Item 12: Reports Of Committees On The Review Of Bills

September 8th, 1999

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Jake Ootes Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker I wish to report to the Legislative Assembly that the Standing Committee on Government Operations has reviewed Bill 1, An Act to Amend the Public Colleges Act, and wishes to report that Bill 1 is ready for consideration in committee of the whole.

And Mr. Speaker, I seek unanimous consent to waive Rule 70(5) and have Bill 1 moved into committee of the whole for today. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Item 12: Reports Of Committees On The Review Of Bills
Item 12: Reports Of Committees On The Review Of Bills

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The Member for Yellowknife Centre is seeking unanimous consent to waive Rule 70(5). Do we have any nays? There are no nays. Mr. Ootes, you have unanimous consent. Reports of committees on the review of bills, Mr. Erasmus.

Item 12: Reports Of Committees On The Review Of Bills
Item 12: Reports Of Committees On The Review Of Bills

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Roy Erasmus Yellowknife North

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I wish to report to the Legislative Assembly that the Standing Committee on Government Operations has reviewed Bill 5, An Act to Amend the Workers' Compensation Act, and we wish to report that Bill 5 is ready for consideration in committee of the whole.

And Mr. Speaker, I seek unanimous consent to waive Rule 70(5) and have Bill 5 moved into committee of the whole today. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.