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Supplementary To Question 135-15(6): Public Review And Consultation On Consolidated Health Clinics
Question 135-15(6): Public Review And Consultation On Consolidated Health Clinics
Item 8: Oral Questions

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Sandy Lee Range Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I don't know if the Minister is aware of this, but the last information I received, probably early in the summer, was that Yellowknife Health and Social Services Board, which I believe is the driver of consolidating Yellowknife clinics, was going to set up a steering committee that would look at this consolidation of Yellowknife clinics. Part of their responsibility was to find a space whether to build a new space or to use existing space, but the important point I got out of that was that there was going to be a steering committee. I would like to ask the Minister if he would talk to them to make sure that that steering committee will include a meaningful consultation process from the users so that everybody could have a say on what is to happen to these consolidated clinics. Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 135-15(6): Public Review And Consultation On Consolidated Health Clinics
Question 135-15(6): Public Review And Consultation On Consolidated Health Clinics
Item 8: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Ms. Lee. Mr. Roland.

Further Return To Question 135-15(6): Public Review And Consultation On Consolidated Health Clinics
Question 135-15(6): Public Review And Consultation On Consolidated Health Clinics
Item 8: Oral Questions

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Floyd Roland Inuvik Boot Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, as stated earlier, we will work with the appropriate bodies in place to try and come up with a plan on how we can proceed with this project and how, in fact, we can do that. That is why the work is being done in the manner it is. We would consult with the appropriate groups to ensure that there is input gained as we go through this whole scenario. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 135-15(6): Public Review And Consultation On Consolidated Health Clinics
Question 135-15(6): Public Review And Consultation On Consolidated Health Clinics
Item 8: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Roland. Supplementary, Ms. Lee.

Supplementary To Question 135-15(6): Public Review And Consultation On Consolidated Health Clinics
Question 135-15(6): Public Review And Consultation On Consolidated Health Clinics
Item 8: Oral Questions

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Sandy Lee Range Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I am not clear what the Minister means when he says "we," because I am assuming that is the Government of the Northwest Territories, but my understanding is that the driver of this project is really Yellowknife Health and Social Services Board. I believe there is a distinction. I am going to ask the specific question again to the Minister. Would the Minister commit to asking the Yellowknife Health and Social Services Board to provide us with the information on what the terms of reference or the work plan and consultation plan is with respect to this project as soon as possible? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 135-15(6): Public Review And Consultation On Consolidated Health Clinics
Question 135-15(6): Public Review And Consultation On Consolidated Health Clinics
Item 8: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Ms. Lee. Mr. Roland.

Further Return To Question 135-15(6): Public Review And Consultation On Consolidated Health Clinics
Question 135-15(6): Public Review And Consultation On Consolidated Health Clinics
Item 8: Oral Questions

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Floyd Roland Inuvik Boot Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. When I say "we," ultimately, working with the Health and Social Services authorities and when we talk about infrastructure dollars and how we proceed in the delivery of service in any community, the department gets involved in that process. Of course, different authorities take the lead on a number of initiatives. In this case, the Yellowknife Health and Social Services is the lead on this initiative, but, as a department, we are definitely plugged in on that and we will work with them. We will pass on the information. As we proceed, we would, being the department, make presentation to committees as we proceed down this path. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 135-15(6): Public Review And Consultation On Consolidated Health Clinics
Question 135-15(6): Public Review And Consultation On Consolidated Health Clinics
Item 8: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Roland. Final supplementary, Ms. Lee.

Supplementary To Question 135-15(6): Public Review And Consultation On Consolidated Health Clinics
Question 135-15(6): Public Review And Consultation On Consolidated Health Clinics
Item 8: Oral Questions

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Sandy Lee Range Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Just to be more specific, I believe that the government has already approved money for this, so this sort of plan should already be in place, really. Could I ask the Minister to get back to us as to exactly how the stakeholders such as doctors and other people who are going to be providing services and the users' specific information on how they are going to be consulted as to what is the best way to do this consolidated clinics in its relation to the hospital and other health care facilities that is going to be the key component of service delivery? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Supplementary To Question 135-15(6): Public Review And Consultation On Consolidated Health Clinics
Question 135-15(6): Public Review And Consultation On Consolidated Health Clinics
Item 8: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Ms. Lee. Mr. Roland.

Further Return To Question 135-15(6): Public Review And Consultation On Consolidated Health Clinics
Question 135-15(6): Public Review And Consultation On Consolidated Health Clinics
Item 8: Oral Questions

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Floyd Roland Inuvik Boot Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I will get more detailed information so that I can provide it to the Member. As the Member stated, a lot of work has been done. This is not a new idea. Yes, as a department, we have allocated what we think would be the necessary amounts, but we haven't, as I stated earlier, as we go through business plans, unless we have a contract initiated and dollars approved by this Assembly, we have to go back into the whole plan and the mix and then justify our plan as we proceed forward. But I will get the latest information and provide that to the Member. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 135-15(6): Public Review And Consultation On Consolidated Health Clinics
Question 135-15(6): Public Review And Consultation On Consolidated Health Clinics
Item 8: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Roland. Oral questions. The honourable Member for the Sahtu, Mr. Yakeleya.

Question 136-15(6): Sahtu Wilderness Camp For Youth
Item 8: Oral Questions

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Norman Yakeleya Sahtu

Mr. Speaker, I have questions for the Minister of Justice. The question I have is in regards to the wilderness camp that he initiated through his department in terms of initiating a pilot project in the Sahtu region in the community of Fort Good Hope. That was the community that had this program. I wanted to ask the Minister of Justice in terms of his initial insight in terms of

an evaluation as to how this camp is doing in terms of what other camps may have been operating in the Northwest Territories. This is a very unique camp. I think the Minister of Justice needs to be commended on his initiative to pull this camp through and do something for the people in the North. Thank you.

Question 136-15(6): Sahtu Wilderness Camp For Youth
Item 8: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Yakeleya. The honourable Minister of Justice, Mr. Bell.

Return To Question 136-15(6): Sahtu Wilderness Camp For Youth
Question 136-15(6): Sahtu Wilderness Camp For Youth
Item 8: Oral Questions

August 16th, 2007

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Brendan Bell Yellowknife South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. First, let me thank the Member for his work in seeing this camp become a reality. In the 2006 winter season, the Member worked very hard with Charlie and Laura Tobac to encourage them to put forward an application to develop such a camp. In the 2006 season, we had a six-week program. In the 2007 winter season, we did the same. We are looking forward to similar programs as we go into this year into the winter program. We bought the equipment and we are lending that to the camp facility and then storing it in the off season. It is working very well. We are working with inmates. The inmates have reported that it has been very successful for them in helping them with some of their programming needs. So, by all accounts, this has been a success; a success that we hope that we can replicate in other regions of the territory. I know the next government is looking forward to working with other Members and committee to roll this out in other regions. I know we have plans currently underway in the Tlicho region. I thank the Member for his encouragement and want to acknowledge that much of his work was the impetus behind this. Thank you.