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Further Return To Question 587-15(3): Management Assignment Program
Question 587-15(3): Management Assignment Program
Item 7: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Roland. Supplementary, Mr. Villeneuve.

Supplementary To Question 587-15(3): Management Assignment Program
Question 587-15(3): Management Assignment Program
Item 7: Oral Questions

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Robert Villeneuve Tu Nedhe

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I understand that the assessment process also involves gathering of information from up to 15 peers. These 15 peers are allowed to provide some comments anonymously on a person's application. To me, Mr. Speaker, this sounds like a very subjective process with no accountability. We have talked about transparency in the human resources department. Can the Minister explain that this is obviously a non-transparent process and what will he do to address the process of screening applicants to make it more transparent? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 587-15(3): Management Assignment Program
Question 587-15(3): Management Assignment Program
Item 7: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Villeneuve. Mr. Roland.

Further Return To Question 587-15(3): Management Assignment Program
Question 587-15(3): Management Assignment Program
Item 7: Oral Questions

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Floyd Roland Inuvik Boot Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, once again, the area of the MAP program is being looked at to see how we can open it up and ensure that northern residents are having a fair opportunity to advance within the government. As we go through this first issue we have to deal with around human resources, we will be able then to take on these other areas with more horsepower, I guess you can say, to begin to look at this and hopefully bring solutions to Members of this House and to our workforce. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 587-15(3): Management Assignment Program
Question 587-15(3): Management Assignment Program
Item 7: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Roland. Final supplementary, Mr. Villeneuve.

Supplementary To Question 587-15(3): Management Assignment Program
Question 587-15(3): Management Assignment Program
Item 7: Oral Questions

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Robert Villeneuve Tu Nedhe

Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. I just want to ask the final supplementary of Minister Roland that the information that was gathered from the 140 people that were interviewed and applied for the MAP program, if that information is available to Members. If not, why not? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 587-15(3): Management Assignment Program
Question 587-15(3): Management Assignment Program
Item 7: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Villeneuve. Mr. Roland.

Further Return To Question 587-15(3): Management Assignment Program
Question 587-15(3): Management Assignment Program
Item 7: Oral Questions

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Floyd Roland Inuvik Boot Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, on many occasions when we are looking at gathering information, whether it is about a program or survey affecting employees, we tend to try and have one section of that being open for anybody to make comment. Some people are very concerned that they may say something that would be brought back to bear on them as they are in the workforce. So there are some sections of our internal surveys that employees are told right off at the start that there is a confidentiality portion. We will have to look at that as we go through this. So with the information of what the Member is raising here, I will take that information, go back and see, in fact, what the process is and what happens with that information. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 587-15(3): Management Assignment Program
Question 587-15(3): Management Assignment Program
Item 7: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Roland. Item 7, oral questions. The honourable Member for Great Slave, Mr. Braden.

Question 588-15(3): Shared Affiliations With The United States
Item 7: Oral Questions

March 10th, 2005

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Bill Braden Great Slave

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My questions this afternoon are for the Premier in his capacity as the Minister responsible for Intergovernmental Affairs. Mr. Speaker, I would like to acknowledge the visit to the Northwest Territories over the last couple of days of Naim Ahmed, the consulate general from the American consulate in Calgary to the Northwest Territories, and the initiative that the American government has taken to create virtual consulates on the web site for the Northwest Territories as well as Nunavut and the Yukon. As we have heard this afternoon, Mr. Speaker, sometimes we wonder whether we are on Ottawa's radar screen. At least we know that we are on Washington's through this move.

Mr. Speaker, our site is among, I understand, 30 of these virtual sites that the American government has set up. I would like to ask the Premier about a reference to significant associations in educational, trade and military areas that the American consulate has proposed we share. I would also suggest, Mr. Speaker, that we share

significant associations in the areas of energy, missile defence, caribou and their migration into the ANWR range and freshwater. Mr. Speaker, does this mean that the NWT is now part of American foreign policy? Thank you.

Question 588-15(3): Shared Affiliations With The United States
Item 7: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

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

Return To Question 588-15(3): Shared Affiliations With The United States
Question 588-15(3): Shared Affiliations With The United States
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Joe Handley Weledeh

Mr. Speaker, I can't speak for the consulate general or for the ambassador and their motivation setting up the virtual consulate. They do, I assume, want to share information and be able to communicate. Mr. Speaker, in my view, we are clearly not part of American foreign policy. We have our own views, our own government and federal government. That is where our interests and our loyalty lie.

Mr. Speaker, we do have issues though, that we must deal with, with our neighbours. Those are issues like climate change, environment and, as the Member has said, caribou migrations and sovereignty and security and so on. There are things that we should be exchanging.

Mr. Speaker, we have to recognize that we are very, very much a part of a global communication system. Internet has done that for us and I think this is one more step the American government has taken. The sites they have are across Canada, not just for the Northwest Territories, by the way, Mr. Speaker. Thank you.

Return To Question 588-15(3): Shared Affiliations With The United States
Question 588-15(3): Shared Affiliations With The United States
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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Handley. Supplementary, Mr. Braden.

Supplementary To Question 588-15(3): Shared Affiliations With The United States
Question 588-15(3): Shared Affiliations With The United States
Item 7: Oral Questions

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Bill Braden Great Slave

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I appreciate the Premier's inclusion of a number of areas of international concern and interest that we share. I wanted to ask the Premier if he would undertake to create a dialogue that we could have directly, as people of the Northwest Territories, with the American people and their officials on these significant associations. Certainly I would put caribou, missile defence and, in the not-too-distant future, Mr. Speaker, what will be a contentious issue; that of fresh water. Can the Premier help us get together with the Americans and talk about these issues? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 588-15(3): Shared Affiliations With The United States
Question 588-15(3): Shared Affiliations With The United States
Item 7: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Braden. Mr. Handley.