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Committee Motion 32-16(4): Concurrence Of Tabled Document 62-16(4): NWT Main Estimates, 2010-2011, Carried
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February 24th, 2010

Jane Groenewegen Hay River South

Thank you, Mr. Chair. Mr. Chair, I move that consideration of Tabled Document 62-16(4), NWT Main Estimates, 2010-2011, be now concluded, and that Tabled Document 62-16(4) be reported and recommended as ready for further consideration in formal session through the form of an appropriation bill. Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

Committee Motion 32-16(4): Concurrence Of Tabled Document 62-16(4): NWT Main Estimates, 2010-2011, Carried
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair David Krutko

The motion is in order. The motion is being distributed. To the motion.

Committee Motion 32-16(4): Concurrence Of Tabled Document 62-16(4): NWT Main Estimates, 2010-2011, Carried
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

An Hon. Member

Question.

Committee Motion 32-16(4): Concurrence Of Tabled Document 62-16(4): NWT Main Estimates, 2010-2011, Carried
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair David Krutko

Question has been called.

---Carried

Committee Motion 32-16(4): Concurrence Of Tabled Document 62-16(4): NWT Main Estimates, 2010-2011, Carried
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair David Krutko

I believe the next item we agreed to move to is Supplementary Appropriation No. 3, Tabled Document 78-16(4), Supplementary Appropriation No. 3, 2009-2010. Agreed?

Committee Motion 32-16(4): Concurrence Of Tabled Document 62-16(4): NWT Main Estimates, 2010-2011, Carried
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

Committee Motion 32-16(4): Concurrence Of Tabled Document 62-16(4): NWT Main Estimates, 2010-2011, Carried
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The Chair David Krutko

Mr. Minister, do you have any comments in regard to the supp? Minister Miltenberger.

Committee Motion 32-16(4): Concurrence Of Tabled Document 62-16(4): NWT Main Estimates, 2010-2011, Carried
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Michael Miltenberger Thebacha

Yes, Mr. Chairman. I am pleased to present Supplementary Appropriation No. 3, 2009-2010 (Operations Expenditures). This document outlines an increase of $13.326 million in operations expenditures for the 2009-2010 fiscal year.

The major items in this supplementary request include:

1. A total of $8.3 million for the Department of

Health and Social Services for increased costs primarily associated with the adults and children receiving care outside the Northwest Territories, the provision of supplementary health benefits, the vaccination program implemented by the department in response to the H1N1 pandemic, the purchase of blood products from Canadian Blood Services and the provision of services to non-NWT residents. The costs being incurred for non-NWT residents will be recovered from the home province or territory of the patient.

2. $1.6 million for the Department of Education,

Culture and Employment for the increased costs associated with the higher utilization of income support programs.

3. $1.4 million for the Department of Human

Resources for increased costs being incurred for medical travel assistance provided to

GNWT employees and increased dental premiums.

Also included in this supplementary request is funding for a $50,000 donation from the GNWT to the Canadian Red Cross to contribute to the aid relief efforts in Haiti.

I am prepared to review the details of the supplementary appropriation document, Mr. Chairman. Thank you.

Committee Motion 32-16(4): Concurrence Of Tabled Document 62-16(4): NWT Main Estimates, 2010-2011, Carried
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The Chair David Krutko

At this time I’d like to ask the Minister if he’ll be bringing in witnesses.

Committee Motion 32-16(4): Concurrence Of Tabled Document 62-16(4): NWT Main Estimates, 2010-2011, Carried
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Michael Miltenberger Thebacha

Yes, Mr. Chairman.

Committee Motion 32-16(4): Concurrence Of Tabled Document 62-16(4): NWT Main Estimates, 2010-2011, Carried
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The Chair David Krutko

Does committee agree if the Minister brings in his witnesses?

Committee Motion 32-16(4): Concurrence Of Tabled Document 62-16(4): NWT Main Estimates, 2010-2011, Carried
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Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

Committee Motion 32-16(4): Concurrence Of Tabled Document 62-16(4): NWT Main Estimates, 2010-2011, Carried
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The Chair David Krutko

Agreed. Sergeant-at-Arms, escort the witness in.

For the record, Mr. Minister, can you introduce your witnesses?

Committee Motion 32-16(4): Concurrence Of Tabled Document 62-16(4): NWT Main Estimates, 2010-2011, Carried
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Michael Miltenberger Thebacha

Mr. Chairman, Margaret Melhorn, deputy minister of Finance; Charles Tolley, the director of the Management Board Secretariat.

Committee Motion 32-16(4): Concurrence Of Tabled Document 62-16(4): NWT Main Estimates, 2010-2011, Carried
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The Chair David Krutko

Thank you, Mr. Minister. Welcome, witnesses. If we can turn to page 3, Executive, operations expenditures, Minister’s office, not previously authorized, $50,000. Agreed?