This is page numbers 1397 - 1454 of the Hansard for the 14th Assembly, 6th 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 tlicho.

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Supplementary To Question 428-14(6): Subsidy Payments To Daycare Operators
Question 428-14(6): Subsidy Payments To Daycare Operators
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Thank you, Ms. Lee. The honourable Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, Mr. Ootes.

Further Return To Question 428-14(6): Subsidy Payments To Daycare Operators
Question 428-14(6): Subsidy Payments To Daycare Operators
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jake Ootes Yellowknife Centre

You know, this is great, Mr. Speaker. I have to go back and check my facts. I think my facts were fairly accurate, but we'll certainly do a bit of homework on this so that the Member has a lot of information on her side to be able to respond to her constituent, Mr. Speaker. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 428-14(6): Subsidy Payments To Daycare Operators
Question 428-14(6): Subsidy Payments To Daycare Operators
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Thank you, Mr. Ootes. Item 6, oral questions. The honourable Member for Frame Lake, Mr. Dent.

Question 429-14(6): Increase Funding For Tourism Marketing Initiatives
Item 6: Oral Questions

October 10th, 2003

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Charles Dent Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Resources, Wildlife and Economic Development. Mr. Speaker, I welcome the Minister's statement outlining the $500,000 to market aurora tourism in Japan today. This sector has been hard hit since 9-11, the SARS outbreak, West Nile and mad cow scares. Other tourism areas have also been hard hit; outfitters, hunting and fishing lodges are struggling, as well. Will the Minister direct his department to put more funding to help market tourism in the business plan and draft budget for next year?

Question 429-14(6): Increase Funding For Tourism Marketing Initiatives
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Thank you, Mr. Dent. The honourable Minister of Resources, Wildlife and Economic Development, Mr. Antoine.

Return To Question 429-14(6): Increase Funding For Tourism Marketing Initiatives
Question 429-14(6): Increase Funding For Tourism Marketing Initiatives
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jim Antoine Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, as I indicated, there is an Arctic tourism conference coming up in Inuvik the beginning of November and there will be a number of presentations made and a lot of discussions will take place. We see this conference as important for the continuing development of how to pursue tourism development in the North. Up to this point in time we've been dealing with BSE, SARS and so forth, and at this conference we will be talking about how to pursue tourism in the future. Thank you.

Return To Question 429-14(6): Increase Funding For Tourism Marketing Initiatives
Question 429-14(6): Increase Funding For Tourism Marketing Initiatives
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Thank you, Mr. Antoine. Supplementary, Mr. Dent.

Supplementary To Question 429-14(6): Increase Funding For Tourism Marketing Initiatives
Question 429-14(6): Increase Funding For Tourism Marketing Initiatives
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Charles Dent Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the Minister talking about coordinating with the tourism industry. But any sort of response to deal with the problems facing the tourism industry in the North is going to require money. Will the Minister direct his department to start the process now of identifying funds in the business plan and the budget for next year?

Supplementary To Question 429-14(6): Increase Funding For Tourism Marketing Initiatives
Question 429-14(6): Increase Funding For Tourism Marketing Initiatives
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Thank you, Mr. Dent. The honourable Minister of RWED, Mr. Antoine.

Further Return To Question 429-14(6): Increase Funding For Tourism Marketing Initiatives
Question 429-14(6): Increase Funding For Tourism Marketing Initiatives
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jim Antoine Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, the $250,000 that I finally got approved was part of a large package similar to what the Member is talking about. Because of fiscal restraint, I was only allowed to receive what I received at this point in time. Certainly we will continue to pursue it. I think it's needed and all our arguments on getting more dollars into the tourism industry have been put together by the department already, we just have to go through the proper process to try to pursue that. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 429-14(6): Increase Funding For Tourism Marketing Initiatives
Question 429-14(6): Increase Funding For Tourism Marketing Initiatives
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Thank you, Mr. Antoine. Supplementary, Mr. Dent.

Supplementary To Question 429-14(6): Increase Funding For Tourism Marketing Initiatives
Question 429-14(6): Increase Funding For Tourism Marketing Initiatives
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Charles Dent Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, just for the record, I was asking the Minister to get his department working on funds for next year. Ecotourism and cultural tourism are fast growing areas in tourism and they benefit the smaller communities in the North in particular. What is his department doing right now to support ecotourism and cultural tourism?

Supplementary To Question 429-14(6): Increase Funding For Tourism Marketing Initiatives
Question 429-14(6): Increase Funding For Tourism Marketing Initiatives
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Thank you, Mr. Dent. The honourable Minister of RWED, Mr. Antoine.

Further Return To Question 429-14(6): Increase Funding For Tourism Marketing Initiatives
Question 429-14(6): Increase Funding For Tourism Marketing Initiatives
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jim Antoine Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, the department has been working and trying to develop the tourism industry. We're encouraging businesses that want to pursue this in the North and we're working very closely with NWT Arctic Tourism. The last few years we've been putting a number of dollars into them. In the meantime, the department has the existing programs that we currently have that are available and that is the approach that we've been taking. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 429-14(6): Increase Funding For Tourism Marketing Initiatives
Question 429-14(6): Increase Funding For Tourism Marketing Initiatives
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Thank you, Mr. Antoine. Item 6, oral questions. The honourable Member for Mackenzie Delta, Mr. Krutko.