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Further Return To Question 179-15(6): Cost Of Living Component To Student Financial Assistance Program
Question 179-15(6): Cost Of Living Component To Student Financial Assistance Program
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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Dent. Supplementary, Mr. McLeod.

Supplementary To Question 179-15(6): Cost Of Living Component To Student Financial Assistance Program
Question 179-15(6): Cost Of Living Component To Student Financial Assistance Program
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Robert C. McLeod Inuvik Twin Lakes

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, in the Minister's reply to the opening address yesterday, he said there are two outstanding issues that weren't resolved. I think he meant just his. It is a good thing he didn't count ours in there. It would have been a lot more than two. As far as the Minister of Finance goes, I share a community with him so I can possibly work on him for the Minister of Education. It just astounds me that something that has been asked to the Minister so many times and brought to their attention so many times, that they are not bringing this forward. It is something that people want. They are having to wait a long time. I would like to ask the Minister why is it taking so long to listen to the voice of the people, hear what they want? Why is it taking so long to act on it? It is just confusing. Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 179-15(6): Cost Of Living Component To Student Financial Assistance Program
Question 179-15(6): Cost Of Living Component To Student Financial Assistance Program
Item 7: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. McLeod. Mr. Dent.

Further Return To Question 179-15(6): Cost Of Living Component To Student Financial Assistance Program
Question 179-15(6): Cost Of Living Component To Student Financial Assistance Program
Item 7: Oral Questions

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Charles Dent Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Well, if the Department of Education, Culture and Employment had an independent source of revenue, it wouldn't take very long at all. But since we have to look at all of our initiatives across government and work together to try and find which ones are the ones that are going to be funded, it is one that has to be done through the budget process. So the earliest that that is going to happen is going to be the budget that is considered in the spring of 2008. I have no doubt that the next government will look at this as a very important initiative and that the Members who are here in 2008 will be able to approve it for the next year. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Further Return To Question 179-15(6): Cost Of Living Component To Student Financial Assistance Program
Question 179-15(6): Cost Of Living Component To Student Financial Assistance Program
Item 7: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Dent. Thank you, Mr. McLeod. Oral questions. The honourable Member for Great Slave, Mr. Braden.

Question 180-15(6): Rockhill Apartment Lease Renewal
Item 7: Oral Questions

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Bill Braden Great Slave

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to ask a couple of questions of the Minister responsible for FMBS, Mr. Roland. This regards the lease that our government supplies for the Rockhill Apartment building with the YWCA organization here in Yellowknife. The Y puts this building through very good use. It is part of a front-line social services infrastructure for families in need, emergency housing and transitional housing.

Mr. Speaker, the lease for this -- I believe it is a 10-year lease -- expires in May of 2008. The Y has been engaged for some time now in discussions with as many as five different departments of this government on the terms for renewing this lease. I brought it up in this House since June of 2005 with Ministers Dent and Roland and have, at various times, been assured that there is a process underway.

Mr. Speaker, with less than a year to go now before this lease does expire, could the Minister advise just what is happening in terms of the process to renegotiate this lease and give the Y the certainty that they and this community needs for the Rockhill Apartment? Thank you.

Question 180-15(6): Rockhill Apartment Lease Renewal
Item 7: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Braden. The honourable Minister responsible for the Financial Management Board, Mr. Roland.

Return To Question 180-15(6): Rockhill Apartment Lease Renewal
Question 180-15(6): Rockhill Apartment Lease Renewal
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Floyd Roland Inuvik Boot Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, the issue of the Rockhill Apartment lease has been discussed through a number of departments, through Public Works, Housing Corporation, Education, Culture and Employment and Health and Social Services, on what needs to be done there. The lease, right now, is held with Public Works and Services. Once the renewal is done, it will be moved to the Department of Health and Social Services. That is ongoing. The process will go. All departments agree that it is something that should be continued. Once we enter into that, there is still a year left in that lease, so work is ongoing. As to actual negotiations, I think that some discussions have happened. In the meantime, departments have been doing their piece to ensure that facility is kept up. Thank you.

Return To Question 180-15(6): Rockhill Apartment Lease Renewal
Question 180-15(6): Rockhill Apartment Lease Renewal
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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Roland. Supplementary, Mr. Braden.

Supplementary To Question 180-15(6): Rockhill Apartment Lease Renewal
Question 180-15(6): Rockhill Apartment Lease Renewal
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Bill Braden Great Slave

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I appreciate the answer and the information. I must admit, I am not hearing anything that really substantively moves this along. I do appreciate that when a lot of departments get involved, things get a little less straightforward. Is the lead department the Department of Health and Social Services? Is that who is taking the reigns on this one on behalf of the rest of our government, Mr. Speaker?

Supplementary To Question 180-15(6): Rockhill Apartment Lease Renewal
Question 180-15(6): Rockhill Apartment Lease Renewal
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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Braden. Mr. Roland.

Further Return To Question 180-15(6): Rockhill Apartment Lease Renewal
Question 180-15(6): Rockhill Apartment Lease Renewal
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Floyd Roland Inuvik Boot Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, right now, the lease sits with Public Works and Services. Once the new lease has been signed, it would then transfer to Health and Social Services. So we are working with all departments that are directly involved, Public Works and Services, Health and Social Services and the Housing Corporation, directly. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 180-15(6): Rockhill Apartment Lease Renewal
Question 180-15(6): Rockhill Apartment Lease Renewal
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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Roland. Short supplementary, Mr. Braden.

Supplementary To Question 180-15(6): Rockhill Apartment Lease Renewal
Question 180-15(6): Rockhill Apartment Lease Renewal
Item 7: Oral Questions

August 22nd, 2007

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Bill Braden Great Slave

Mr. Speaker, I know that one of the conditions that is outstanding is that of ongoing maintenance. On the YWCA for instance, this year alone is covering almost $70,000 in unfunded maintenance.

This is everything from broken windows to fixing toilets and the kind of things that happen in a high traffic, high use building. Mr. Speaker, will any department or which department be looking at covering the Y for this very substantive and unfunded cost of operating that building? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Supplementary To Question 180-15(6): Rockhill Apartment Lease Renewal
Question 180-15(6): Rockhill Apartment Lease Renewal
Item 7: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Braden. Mr. Roland.