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Supplementary To Question 178-15(6): Hay River Water Quality And Supply
Question 178-15(6): Hay River Water Quality And Supply
Item 7: Oral Questions

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Jane Groenewegen Hay River South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. It is not spring right now, but in the spring when there is a boil water in place for almost a whole month, would that constitute an emergency for a population such as served by our water intake line? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Supplementary To Question 178-15(6): Hay River Water Quality And Supply
Question 178-15(6): Hay River Water Quality And Supply
Item 7: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mrs. Groenewegen. Mr. McLeod.

Further Return To Question 178-15(6): Hay River Water Quality And Supply
Question 178-15(6): Hay River Water Quality And Supply
Item 7: Oral Questions

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Michael McLeod Deh Cho

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, in the case of Hay River, there was no bacteria reported in the sampling. There was no reported illness from the situation. So I guess it is an inconvenience, but I wouldn't consider it an emergency.

Further Return To Question 178-15(6): Hay River Water Quality And Supply
Question 178-15(6): Hay River Water Quality And Supply
Item 7: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. McLeod. Final supplementary, Mrs. Groenewegen.

Supplementary To Question 178-15(6): Hay River Water Quality And Supply
Question 178-15(6): Hay River Water Quality And Supply
Item 7: Oral Questions

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Jane Groenewegen Hay River South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to confirm with the Minister then, if the Town of Hay River administration put together an application under the extraordinary funding program outlining the problem, the challenge and the imminent costs, would MACA at least sit down and consider that possibility or that avenue? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 178-15(6): Hay River Water Quality And Supply
Question 178-15(6): Hay River Water Quality And Supply
Item 7: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mrs. Groenewegen. Mr. McLeod.

Further Return To Question 178-15(6): Hay River Water Quality And Supply
Question 178-15(6): Hay River Water Quality And Supply
Item 7: Oral Questions

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Michael McLeod Deh Cho

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Yes, we would sit down and evaluate the ask. Mr. Speaker, we have had some discussion on this. There are still a number of options out there. However, if there is infrastructure investment required and it is something that the community can't handle, we would certainly want to work with them. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 178-15(6): Hay River Water Quality And Supply
Question 178-15(6): Hay River Water Quality And Supply
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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. McLeod. Oral questions. The honourable Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes, Mr. McLeod.

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

August 22nd, 2007

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Robert C. McLeod Inuvik Twin Lakes

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, in my Member's statement, I spoke to the SFA benefits and some of the changes that I had hoped to see. I would like to ask the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment if there have been any changes made to the SFA assistance based on the cost of living where the students are going to school. Thank you.

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. The honourable Minister responsible for Education, Culture and Employment, Mr. Dent.

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. This is an issue that has been brought up a few times over the last year. It is something that I have promised that the department will have a look at and try to move forward on. At this point though, we have not been able to propose any changes to our system.

We have reviewed what other jurisdictions are doing. Notably, British Columbia does have a system that recognizes the higher costs of the northern part of the province. So our intent is to, after finishing that review, looking for other examples across Canada and looking at the cost of living differentials, come back over the course of the next year and propose some changes. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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. 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
Item 7: Oral Questions

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Robert C. McLeod Inuvik Twin Lakes

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I thank the Minister for that answer. It is encouraging to hear that we are hoping to make some changes within the next year, but we have been hearing from the people across the Territories that are going to school here for a few years now, so we should base our decision on what they are saying and not what we are hearing from somewhere else. I would like to ask the Minister if this is a decision that has to be made through legislation or is it a policy decision that he can just sign off before his term is up? 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. I guess I can sign off on it as long as I ignored the wrath of the Minister of Finance, clearly because there would be some financial costs for us to make changes to the program. It is an issue that will have to be proposed as an initiative that would be considered as part of the budget process. The Member talked about not necessarily looking at other examples. What we are doing is trying to look for examples of how this has been done in other jurisdictions rather than trying to reinvent the wheel. So

we agree that it is a good idea. We want to find ways to ensure that northern students are encouraged to attend the northern colleges that we have such an investment in. So we are very seriously looking at how we can accommodate this idea.