This is page numbers 69 - 100 of the Hansard for the 15th Assembly, 4th 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 communities.

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Supplementary To Question 43-15(4): Treatment Of Individual With A Disability
Question 43-15(4): Treatment Of Individual With A Disability
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Sandy Lee Range Lake

Thank you, Madam Speaker. I suppose that is his judgment call, but I can assure this House, Madam Speaker, that I have run into this individual in many places and he is begging all of us to do something. So I can tell you, Madam Speaker, that I am speaking with his total consent, and perhaps the Minister could be sympathetic enough to make a commitment in this House on his behalf that he will look into this situation and confirm to us that he will be back in his house by next week. Thank you, Madam Speaker.

Supplementary To Question 43-15(4): Treatment Of Individual With A Disability
Question 43-15(4): Treatment Of Individual With A Disability
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The Deputy Speaker Jane Groenewegen

Thank you, Ms. Lee. Mr. Miltenberger.

Further Return To Question 43-15(4): Treatment Of Individual With A Disability
Question 43-15(4): Treatment Of Individual With A Disability
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Michael Miltenberger Thebacha

Thank you, Madam Speaker. Madam Speaker, I am aware of the circumstances of this particular case, and I am aware that it has taken some time to get all of the various parties together. I am also aware that in fact the accommodation will be ready for occupancy I believe this week. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 43-15(4): Treatment Of Individual With A Disability
Question 43-15(4): Treatment Of Individual With A Disability
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The Deputy Speaker Jane Groenewegen

Thank you, Mr. Miltenberger. Supplementary, Ms. Lee. Thank you. Next on the list I have the Member for Yellowknife Centre, Mr. Hawkins.

Question 44-15(4): Dementia Centre In Yellowknife
Item 6: Oral Questions

May 30th, 2005

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Robert Hawkins Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Madam Speaker. I have questions to the Minister of Health and Social Services in regard to the requests the Yellowknife Association of Concerned Citizens for Seniors has had out there for quite some time now. They have been asking for support from this government in regard to planning money so they can move forward on building a dementia centre here in Yellowknife. It's my opinion that they are addressing a need that isn't directly their responsibility, but that impacts them. It's a responsibility, in my mind, that belongs directly in the hands of government, yet this community organization is stepping forward and addressing the need on their own through a partnership program. So when will this government, when will the Minister of Health and Social Services step forward and help this organization that is addressing this community need, and when will he address it by giving them some planning money? Thank you, Madam Speaker.

Question 44-15(4): Dementia Centre In Yellowknife
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The Deputy Speaker Jane Groenewegen

Thank you, Mr. Hawkins. The honourable Minister of Health and Social Services, Mr. Miltenberger.

Return To Question 44-15(4): Dementia Centre In Yellowknife
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Michael Miltenberger Thebacha

Thank you, Madam Speaker. Madam Speaker, as far as I am aware, we have made a commitment to free up some funding to allow that planning to proceed. Thank you.

Return To Question 44-15(4): Dementia Centre In Yellowknife
Question 44-15(4): Dementia Centre In Yellowknife
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The Deputy Speaker Jane Groenewegen

Thank you, Mr. Miltenberger. Supplementary, Mr. Hawkins.

Supplementary To Question 44-15(4): Dementia Centre In Yellowknife
Question 44-15(4): Dementia Centre In Yellowknife
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Robert Hawkins Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Madam Speaker. Do they have the money in their hands as of today? Thank you, Madam Speaker.

Supplementary To Question 44-15(4): Dementia Centre In Yellowknife
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The Deputy Speaker Jane Groenewegen

Thank you, Mr. Hawkins. Mr. Miltenberger.

Further Return To Question 44-15(4): Dementia Centre In Yellowknife
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Michael Miltenberger Thebacha

Thank you, Madam Speaker. Madam Speaker, there has been an agreement reached between the Department of Health and Social Services and the Yellowknife Association of Concerned Citizens for Seniors on this project, but it is a cash flow issue. As far as I am aware, there is an agreement signed and that the chair is aware of it and that the deputies work directly with these folks and these matters are in hand. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 44-15(4): Dementia Centre In Yellowknife
Question 44-15(4): Dementia Centre In Yellowknife
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The Deputy Speaker Jane Groenewegen

Thank you, Mr. Miltenberger. Supplementary, Mr. Hawkins.

Supplementary To Question 44-15(4): Dementia Centre In Yellowknife
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Robert Hawkins Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Madam Speaker. It's my understanding that this money is tied to other money. So

is this agreement binding that the GNWT will eventually come forward with this money, because, as I understood this, clearly they needed this planning money in the fall, and this community organization is willing to take out a mortgage and they are willing to fundraise for this facility. They need some money to move forward. So is this agreement binding and is it tied to anything so they keep waiting for it? Thank you, Madam Speaker.

Supplementary To Question 44-15(4): Dementia Centre In Yellowknife
Question 44-15(4): Dementia Centre In Yellowknife
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The Deputy Speaker Jane Groenewegen

Thank you, Mr. Hawkins. Mr. Miltenberger.

Further Return To Question 44-15(4): Dementia Centre In Yellowknife
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Michael Miltenberger Thebacha

Thank you, Madam Speaker. Madam Speaker, this is planning money. We've been working with YACCS over the last couple of years to move this project along. It's tied into a broader facilities plan to deal with the cognitively impaired and long-term care resources required across the North. At this point, we've committed to the planning dollars. There have been suggestions about how it could be financed, but there's clearly more work that has to be done. It also has to be taken through due process once the design and everything is agreed to. There is a process that has to be followed with the committees and Cabinet to in fact be able to do that, but we've committed to the resources to help them continue the planning. We're committed to seeing this process through, and it figures into our broader planning for long-term care. Thank you.