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Further Return To Question 47-14(2): Federal Funding For Aboriginal Education
Question 47-14(2): Federal Funding For Aboriginal Education
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Thank you, Mr. Handley. Supplementary, Mr. Nitah.

Supplementary To Question 47-14(2): Federal Funding For Aboriginal Education
Question 47-14(2): Federal Funding For Aboriginal Education
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Steven Nitah Tu Nedhe

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Can the Minister tell me how much of that money is marked for aboriginal post-secondary education? What is the success rate of that funding? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Supplementary To Question 47-14(2): Federal Funding For Aboriginal Education
Question 47-14(2): Federal Funding For Aboriginal Education
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Thank you, Mr. Nitah. There were two questions there. The Minister can choose which he would like to answer.

Further Return To Question 47-14(2): Federal Funding For Aboriginal Education
Question 47-14(2): Federal Funding For Aboriginal Education
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Joe Handley Weledeh

Mr. Speaker, we do not determine how much in education is for aboriginal students and how much is for non-aboriginal students when we allocate our budget. Many of our classrooms and school districts have a mixture of students. Some are non-aboriginal, some aboriginal, some status, and some non-status, and so on.

I suppose theoretically we could work that out, but it would be based on percentages of aboriginal students versus non-aboriginal students. It would be an interesting calculation. I am not sure what it would do, but theoretically it could be done. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 47-14(2): Federal Funding For Aboriginal Education
Question 47-14(2): Federal Funding For Aboriginal Education
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

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

Question 48-14(2): Decisions On Funding Allocation
Item 6: Oral Questions

February 25th, 2000

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Paul Delorey Hay River North

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, part of my question that was taken as notice earlier was answered by the Minister of Finance. I would like to direct this question to the Minister responsible for Education, Culture and Employment.

It is my understanding from the information given to us by the Finance Minister that it is up to this government to decide who gets grants, remissible loans, and regular loans. We set the policy and regulations deciding how to split that money up, not the federal government. Is that correct?

Question 48-14(2): Decisions On Funding Allocation
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 48-14(2): Decisions On Funding Allocation
Question 48-14(2): Decisions On Funding Allocation
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jake Ootes Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The Member is correct. It is this government that decides the amount of allocations for the Student Financial Assistance Program. Thank you.

Return To Question 48-14(2): Decisions On Funding Allocation
Question 48-14(2): Decisions On Funding Allocation
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Thank you, Mr. Ootes. Supplementary, Mr. Delorey.

Supplementary To Question 48-14(2): Decisions On Funding Allocation
Question 48-14(2): Decisions On Funding Allocation
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Paul Delorey Hay River North

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. When the past Social Programs Committee had serious reservations about the changes you are proposing here today, and subsequently recommended that you make things more equitable for all students, they were making feasible suggestions. Suggestions that were well within the ability of this government to act upon. Is that correct?

Supplementary To Question 48-14(2): Decisions On Funding Allocation
Question 48-14(2): Decisions On Funding Allocation
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.

Supplementary To Question 48-14(2): Decisions On Funding Allocation
Question 48-14(2): Decisions On Funding Allocation
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jake Ootes Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I wonder if the Member could repeat that question. I missed the first part of the question. Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 48-14(2): Decisions On Funding Allocation
Question 48-14(2): Decisions On Funding Allocation
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Thank you, Mr. Ootes. Mr. Delorey, would you repeat the question for Mr. Ootes please?

Supplementary To Question 48-14(2): Decisions On Funding Allocation
Question 48-14(2): Decisions On Funding Allocation
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Paul Delorey Hay River North

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. What I was asking was that the past Social Programs Committee had serious reservations about the changes that are being proposed here today and had subsequently recommended changes they felt might make the policy more equitable to all students. My question was, were these recommendations well within the ability of this government to act upon?

Supplementary To Question 48-14(2): Decisions On Funding Allocation
Question 48-14(2): Decisions On Funding Allocation
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.