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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Dent. Supplementary, Mr. Ramsay.

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David Ramsay Kam Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I'd like to know if anybody that was responsible for making decisions that are affecting us today is still working for the government and, if they are, I really do believe, Mr. Speaker, that somebody somewhere has to be held accountable and has to be responsible for the decisions that were made with PeopleSoft. If it's not the Minister, it's not the Premier, it's not this government -- they want to wash their hands of it -- who is it? Who can we say is responsible for the situation we find ourselves in today, Mr. Speaker?

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Ramsay. Mr. Dent.

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Charles Dent Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Again, because that relates to a previous government, I can't answer that question. As the Member is quite aware, in our system of government it is the Minister that is responsible for decisions that are made by their departments. Therefore, the Minister, if the question had come up in this House at the time, then that Minister could have been held responsible. But we have a situation where...It's like in Ottawa when we have the Liberals in power, they blame the party that was there first; when the Conservatives come in, they blame the Liberals. Well, it's the same situation in here in that we're not able to go back and say that such and such should have happened. At the time that some of these decisions were made, I certainly wasn't on Cabinet. It's a situation where it's a ministerial responsibility and the person who is responsible may not ever be found. Sorry.

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Dent. Final supplementary, Mr. Ramsay.

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David Ramsay Kam Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, given the incidents that I've pointed to today such as the security breach that happened last winter, the recent module failing, all of the concerns of the employees, the client concerns, those hundreds of people who didn't receive a paycheque after July 3rd when the system crashed, I'd like to ask the Minister is there going to be any disciplinary action taken on staff at Human Resources for causing us these problems, Mr. Speaker. Thank you.

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Ramsay. Mr. Dent.

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Charles Dent Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. In fact, everybody did get a paycheque so there isn't a situation where people haven't been paid. In fact, everybody got a paycheque by the next banking day. That happened because of the work that people put in at the Department of Human Resources. I'm quite proud of the fact that people worked 23, 24 hours straight in order to ensure that the paycheques went out. Mr. Speaker, as I have said before, in our opinion, the reason that there was a problem stems back to the contractor. This government does not have the expertise to buy a program off the shelf and install it; that's why that was done through a contractor. We had a contract for a program to be delivered. In our opinion, it wasn't delivered in a working fashion. Thank you.

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Dent. Oral questions. The honourable Member for Nunakput, Mr. Pokiak.

Question 185-15(6): Tuktoyaktuk Telehealth Equipment
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August 22nd, 2007

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Calvin Pokiak Nunakput

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, if I recall, Tuktoyaktuk was supposed to receive telehealth

equipment for the Tuk Health Centre this past year. I would like to ask the Minister of Health and Social Services if he can give an update in terms of when the installation of that equipment will be located in the Tuk Health Centre. Thank you.

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Pokiak. The honourable Minister responsible for Health and Social Services, Mr. Roland.

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Floyd Roland Inuvik Boot Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I believe the equipment, along with a lot of other health centres as we've engaged in implementing our Telehealth Program throughout the Territories, is in the community, but it's a matter of getting some work done on the facility to have the proper hook-ups in place. That should be happening fairly soon, but I don't have the specific date. I can get that to the Member. Thank you.

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Roland. Supplementary, Mr. Pokiak.

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Calvin Pokiak Nunakput

Thank you for that information, Mr. Minister. I'm just wondering...I would appreciate it if you can provide that information and maybe within the next month or so that it can be in place. Thank you.

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Pokiak. Mr. Roland.