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 430-14(6): Amendments To The Wildlife Act
Question 430-14(6): Amendments To The Wildlife Act
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

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

Further Return To Question 430-14(6): Amendments To The Wildlife Act
Question 430-14(6): Amendments To The Wildlife Act
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jim Antoine Nahendeh

Mr. Speaker, we could do that. The Department of RWED and Department of Justice officials have been working very hard in trying to have this consultation going and having some meetings on how to approach it. We'll continue to do that. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 430-14(6): Amendments To The Wildlife Act
Question 430-14(6): Amendments To The Wildlife Act
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Thank you, Mr. Antoine. Item 6, oral questions. The honourable Member for Great Slave, Mr. Braden.

Question 431-14(6): Invitation To Attend Grey Cup Festivities
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Bill Braden Great Slave

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My question this morning is for the Premier. Mr. Speaker, we all know what a big sports fan the Premier is, especially for football, and I'm sure he was delighted to receive the invitation from Prime Minister-elect Paul Martin to join him and other Premiers in Regina during the Grey Cup Summit, which I guess is a tradition, Mr. Speaker, among Canadian leaders. The question I wanted to ask, Mr. Speaker, was if the Premier has received this invitation and is he going to accept the invitation to meet with other Canadian leaders in Regina during the Grey Cup?

Question 431-14(6): Invitation To Attend Grey Cup Festivities
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Thank you, Mr. Braden. The honourable Premier, Mr. Kakfwi.

Return To Question 431-14(6): Invitation To Attend Grey Cup Festivities
Question 431-14(6): Invitation To Attend Grey Cup Festivities
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Stephen Kakfwi Sahtu

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I believe all the Premiers have received an invitation from Paul Martin and the Premiers had a conference call yesterday and we have agreed to attend. We believe it's a good way to develop a relationship. The intent is to have an informal get-together and dinner to talk about the state of affairs in each of our jurisdictions and to start developing a good, positive relationship with the person we believe is going to be the next Prime Minister of Canada. Thank you.

Return To Question 431-14(6): Invitation To Attend Grey Cup Festivities
Question 431-14(6): Invitation To Attend Grey Cup Festivities
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Thank you, Mr. Kakfwi. Supplementary, Mr. Braden.

Supplementary To Question 431-14(6): Invitation To Attend Grey Cup Festivities
Question 431-14(6): Invitation To Attend Grey Cup Festivities
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Bill Braden Great Slave

Thank you. I'm pleased to hear the Premier has accepted that invitation. I'd like to ask if he could give some indication of what his message will be at this fascinating time. It will be the start of a new regime, of course, for the Northwest Territories over the next few months and also of a new federal regime. How is he going to position us? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Supplementary To Question 431-14(6): Invitation To Attend Grey Cup Festivities
Question 431-14(6): Invitation To Attend Grey Cup Festivities
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Thank you, Mr. Braden. The honourable Premier, Mr. Kakfwi.

Further Return To Question 431-14(6): Invitation To Attend Grey Cup Festivities
Question 431-14(6): Invitation To Attend Grey Cup Festivities
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Stephen Kakfwi Sahtu

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The Government of the Northwest Territories has already spent a considerable amount of time developing a good relationship with the former Minister of Finance Paul Martin. We worked with him very well during his time as the Finance Minister. Since he became a Member of Parliament we have continued to have communications with him. He has always been very excited and supportive of the agenda of the Government of the Northwest Territories and this legislature. He continues to express that. He has, for instance, indicated he supports the idea of having the net fiscal benefit included in any revenue-sharing talks and has expressed interest in concluding a revenue-sharing arrangement with our government. The issue of devolution, revenue sharing, northern development regarding pipelines and diamond mines are all issues that he is already very well aware of and will continue to advance those in the time that we have as your government. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 431-14(6): Invitation To Attend Grey Cup Festivities
Question 431-14(6): Invitation To Attend Grey Cup Festivities
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Thank you, Mr. Kakfwi. Supplementary, Mr. Braden.

Supplementary To Question 431-14(6): Invitation To Attend Grey Cup Festivities
Question 431-14(6): Invitation To Attend Grey Cup Festivities
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Bill Braden Great Slave

Mr. Speaker, thank you. One initiative that I think has just recently come to light among the Premiers is the creation of some kind of new alliance or federation on which to set up a new basis or relationship with the national government. Could the Premier tell us a bit more about that and how we will be engaging in that new and quite interesting process? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 431-14(6): Invitation To Attend Grey Cup Festivities
Question 431-14(6): Invitation To Attend Grey Cup Festivities
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

Thank you, Mr. Braden. The honourable Premier, Mr. Kakfwi.

Further Return To Question 431-14(6): Invitation To Attend Grey Cup Festivities
Question 431-14(6): Invitation To Attend Grey Cup Festivities
Item 6: Oral Questions

October 10th, 2003

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Stephen Kakfwi Sahtu

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. One of the opportunities we have is to look at developing a less confrontational relationship between the next Prime Minister and the Premiers. The idea of having First Ministers meetings has, over the years, always had high expectations and always had a wide difference of approach and opinion between the Prime Minister's office and the Premiers. This has always lead to Canadians feeling somewhat divided and disillusioned with the type of leadership we provide, where we always seem to be fighting and having differences of opinion and blaming one another. We're looking at the idea of having more frequent information meetings, lowering expectations and developing a better relationship. As well, the council of the federation is one that was advanced by the Premier of Quebec as a way to develop a better relationship, as I've said, between the political offices and leaders of this country. As Premiers, we'll continue to advance that. We'll be going to Quebec in a couple of weeks. The Grey Cup meeting is on November 16th, on the Sunday, and we will also be meeting as Premiers on the 23rd and 24th of this month in Quebec City. We are continuing to work, as I've said, and of course we're interested to know whether there's going to be a surplus in the federal budget because if there is, there is a commitment to provide another $2 billion for health to Canadians by the federal government. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 431-14(6): Invitation To Attend Grey Cup Festivities
Question 431-14(6): Invitation To Attend Grey Cup Festivities
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Tony Whitford

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