This is page numbers 71 - 108 of the Hansard for the 14th Assembly, 2nd 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 students.

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Supplementary To Question 40-14(2): Student Financial Assistance Program Flexibility
Question 40-14(2): Student Financial Assistance Program Flexibility
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Thank you, Mr. Krutko. The Minister responsible for Education, Culture and Employment, Mr. Ootes.

Further Return To Question 40-14(2): Student Financial Assistance Program Flexibility
Question 40-14(2): Student Financial Assistance Program Flexibility
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jake Ootes Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. As I mentioned, there is a grace period for anyone failing a term. There is only a requirement for repayment if they fail a second term. In my mind, that is the method by which a student can withdraw from the program. I am not sure about the other areas the Member asked about, but I will get back to the Member. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 40-14(2): Student Financial Assistance Program Flexibility
Question 40-14(2): Student Financial Assistance Program Flexibility
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Thank you, Mr. Ootes. Final supplementary, Mr. Krutko.

Supplementary To Question 40-14(2): Student Financial Assistance Program Flexibility
Question 40-14(2): Student Financial Assistance Program Flexibility
Item 6: Oral Questions

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David Krutko Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, we have to realize that this is a fact of life living in the Northwest Territories; a lot of our students attend institutions in the south. We should take into account that special circumstances occur, and we should allow for these circumstances. Will the Minister take this into account, realizing we do not want to see students have to fail simply because of a death in the family? Will the Minister seriously look at this? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Supplementary To Question 40-14(2): Student Financial Assistance Program Flexibility
Question 40-14(2): Student Financial Assistance Program Flexibility
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Thank you, Mr. Krutko. The Minister responsible for Education, Culture and Employment, Mr. Ootes.

Further Return To Question 40-14(2): Student Financial Assistance Program Flexibility
Question 40-14(2): Student Financial Assistance Program Flexibility
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jake Ootes Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I certainly will look at the matter. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 40-14(2): Student Financial Assistance Program Flexibility
Question 40-14(2): Student Financial Assistance Program Flexibility
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Thank you, Mr. Ootes. Item 6, oral questions. The Member for Hay River North, Mr. Delorey.

Question 41-14(2): Designation Of Financial Assistance Funding
Item 6: Oral Questions

February 25th, 2000

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Paul Delorey Hay River North

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister responsible for Education, Culture and Employment. It relates to the Student Financial Assistance Program.

I am wondering where student financial assistance money comes from? Does the federal government earmark funds for post-secondary education to specific groups of people? Do they say "here is this much money, this much is for Treaty people, this much for Metis, this much for Inuvialuit, and a certain percentage for non-aboriginals"?

Question 41-14(2): Designation Of Financial Assistance Funding
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Thank you, Mr. Delorey. The Minister responsible for Education, Culture and Employment, Mr. Ootes.

Return To Question 41-14(2): Designation Of Financial Assistance Funding
Question 41-14(2): Designation Of Financial Assistance Funding
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jake Ootes Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I do not have the answer to that question. I will take it as notice. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Return To Question 41-14(2): Designation Of Financial Assistance Funding
Question 41-14(2): Designation Of Financial Assistance Funding
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Thank you, Mr. Ootes. The question has been taken as notice. Item 6, oral questions. The Member for Great Slave, Mr. Braden.

Question 42-14(2): Administration Of Student Financial Assistance Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Bill Braden Great Slave

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister responsible for Education, Culture and Employment. It relates to the Student Financial Assistance Program.

I have heard complaints that cheques are not always deposited in a timely manner, and that students are unable to get notification that funds have been deposited. These two complaints were in the final report of the Ministerial Forum on Student Financial Assistance. They were also in a letter that was tabled in the House on Wednesday from the Northwest Territories Students Coalition.

Mr. Speaker, it makes a big difference to students if their funding does not reach them in a timely manner. When students have to resort to food banks, as some have because cheques were late, it does not reflect well on this program.

My question for the Minister is what steps has the department taken to ensure on time delivery and notification of funds? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 42-14(2): Administration Of Student Financial Assistance Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Thank you, Mr. Braden. The Minister responsible for Education, Culture and Employment, Mr. Ootes.

Return To Question 42-14(2): Administration Of Student Financial Assistance Program
Question 42-14(2): Administration Of Student Financial Assistance Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jake Ootes Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. There are some technical questions that I am not in a position to answer. I am more than happy to answer these questions before the standing committee or in committee of the whole. I can tell the Member the department is looking at streamlining the process, and looking at things like websites and creating updated application forms and so on. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Return To Question 42-14(2): Administration Of Student Financial Assistance Program
Question 42-14(2): Administration Of Student Financial Assistance Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Thank you, Mr. Ootes. Supplementary, Mr. Braden.