This is page numbers 545 - 573 of the Hansard for the 15th Assembly, 6th 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 assembly.

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Supplementary To Question 189-15(6): Multi-year Funding For Non-government Agencies
Question 189-15(6): Multi-year Funding For Non-government Agencies
Item 8: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Hawkins. Mr. Roland.

Further Return To Question 189-15(6): Multi-year Funding For Non-government Agencies
Question 189-15(6): Multi-year Funding For Non-government Agencies
Item 8: Oral Questions

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Floyd Roland Inuvik Boot Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, the issue of multi-year funding has been looked at by departments and, as I've stated, we do enter into multi-year agreements; they are case by case. I can, once again, bring back to my colleagues on the Cabinet side if this is to be reviewed and if there are potential changes that could be made there. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 189-15(6): Multi-year Funding For Non-government Agencies
Question 189-15(6): Multi-year Funding For Non-government Agencies
Item 8: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Roland. Supplementary, Mr. Hawkins.

Supplementary To Question 189-15(6): Multi-year Funding For Non-government Agencies
Question 189-15(6): Multi-year Funding For Non-government Agencies
Item 8: Oral Questions

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Robert Hawkins Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I appreciate the answer because I see the Minister recognizes how important this is. Mr. Speaker, he says case by case. The one thing I think will help everyone out there who are in the NGOs would be, for example, if the Department of Finance set out rules and guidelines and anyone could work with the individual department. So would the Minister of Finance take upon the work to design some type of framework that an NGO can go to, maybe a website, click download it and help the application process? Therefore, when it goes to the specific department, we've already streamlined the system so people can go through it and see if it can work in that particular case. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Supplementary To Question 189-15(6): Multi-year Funding For Non-government Agencies
Question 189-15(6): Multi-year Funding For Non-government Agencies
Item 8: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Hawkins. Before I go to Mr. Roland, I'm going to take just an opportunity to recognize a couple of people in the Chamber that I was waiting for this opportunity while they were in here. There's two Pages from my riding, Hay River North: Rena Squirrel at the back and Kayla Maurice right here at the front.

---Applause

They're doing an excellent job for us. Thank you, girls. Mr. Roland.

Further Return To Question 189-15(6): Multi-year Funding For Non-government Agencies
Question 189-15(6): Multi-year Funding For Non-government Agencies
Item 8: Oral Questions

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Floyd Roland Inuvik Boot Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I know the Member, whenever he rises on a question, would like to hear a simple plain yes to his questions, but I think at times we have to take a step back and look at the whole process. As we have in the past, we have looked at multi-year funding programs. There are a number of them in place, but there are so many differences between the specific departments and programs; whether they're contract, contribution, that all has to be taken into consideration. I don't think it is as easy as saying one process will work for everyone. But as stated, I'll bring it back to the table for further discussion. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 189-15(6): Multi-year Funding For Non-government Agencies
Question 189-15(6): Multi-year Funding For Non-government Agencies
Item 8: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Roland. Oral questions. The honourable Member from Thebacha, Mr. Miltenberger.

Question 190-15(6): Review Of Apprenticeship Programs
Item 8: Oral Questions

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Michael Miltenberger Thebacha

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, my questions are for the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment. Mr. Speaker, there's been studies that have demonstrated that there is many thousands of tradesmen short across the country. Institutes of technology like SAIT and NAIT are going virtually around the clock trying to train all the apprentices that they're trying to get into the system as we're doing with nurses and other professions to try to meet the demand. In the Northwest Territories, we face similar restrictions and shortages. The college in Fort Smith, the trades program, unfortunately cannot deliver all the programs and all the years of a trades program that are required. There is one instructor for welding; there's one instructor for plumbing; there's one instructor for electrical.

Mr. Speaker, my question to the Minister is: Has there been a review of the requirements in order to have four years of all the trades programs offered in the Northwest Territories? Right now there are severe limitations because of student contact hours, professional development, annual leave and all these other restrictions. Thank you.

Question 190-15(6): Review Of Apprenticeship Programs
Item 8: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

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

Return To Question 190-15(6): Review Of Apprenticeship Programs
Question 190-15(6): Review Of Apprenticeship Programs
Item 8: Oral Questions

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Charles Dent Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Yes, we've contracted for a review of the Apprenticeship Program in the Northwest Territories earlier this year and we're expecting to see a draft of the report in late September. So by this fall there should be a thorough review that will be available to the new government.

Return To Question 190-15(6): Review Of Apprenticeship Programs
Question 190-15(6): Review Of Apprenticeship Programs
Item 8: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Dent. Supplementary, Mr. Miltenberger.

Supplementary To Question 190-15(6): Review Of Apprenticeship Programs
Question 190-15(6): Review Of Apprenticeship Programs
Item 8: Oral Questions

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Michael Miltenberger Thebacha

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, it's good to hear that that work is being done. This final question then to the Minister is, being as we don't know the results, would the intention be to try to have that information be able to tie into the current business planning process that is unfolding now, as we speak, that will be ready for the 16th Assembly? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 190-15(6): Review Of Apprenticeship Programs
Question 190-15(6): Review Of Apprenticeship Programs
Item 8: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Miltenberger. Mr. Dent.

Further Return To Question 190-15(6): Review Of Apprenticeship Programs
Question 190-15(6): Review Of Apprenticeship Programs
Item 8: Oral Questions

August 23rd, 2007

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Charles Dent Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Hopefully it will be done. If I remember correctly, the draft was supposed to be done by the end of September. So hopefully there won't be issues around the review of that and I would expect it could be turned around fairly quickly into final form, which would mean that it should be ready for consideration during the business planning process.

Further Return To Question 190-15(6): Review Of Apprenticeship Programs
Question 190-15(6): Review Of Apprenticeship Programs
Item 8: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Dent. Oral questions. The honourable Member from the Sahtu, Mr. Yakeleya.