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Question 285-16(4): Aboriginal Languages Funding Proposals
Oral Questions

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Lafferty. Time for oral questions has expired; however, I will allow the Member a supplementary question. Mr. Menicoche.

Question 285-16(4): Aboriginal Languages Funding Proposals
Oral Questions

Kevin A. Menicoche Nahendeh

Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker. Perhaps I should commend the French language groups, because their funding does not lapse, Mr. Speaker, but aboriginal funding does. I’ve got unique proposals that don’t want to be supported by this government or even given a second chance to say there is money that may be lapsed, we’ll use that. Can the Minister commit to look at potential lapsed funding and look at the unique community ground-based proposals such as this? Thank you.

Question 285-16(4): Aboriginal Languages Funding Proposals
Oral Questions

Jackson Lafferty Monfwi

Mr. Speaker, I did already commit that we are going to look at the overall program delivery and the funding we did distribute to the communities. Those are the important factors that we need to consider. I would encourage the Member, and also the Members, to deal with those individuals at the teaching and learning centres. They have the funding and the funding application comes into our department, as we usually ask them to contact the local school boards or teaching and learning centres about the funding that’s been provided to them. Mahsi.

Question 285-16(4): Aboriginal Languages Funding Proposals
Oral Questions

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Lafferty. Final, short supplementary, Mr. Menicoche.

Question 285-16(4): Aboriginal Languages Funding Proposals
Oral Questions

Kevin A. Menicoche Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The Minister’s letter of refusal said no, and to reconsider applying next year. I would like to ask the Minister if

he can reconsider this proposal, write back to the organization and say potentially we may have an opportunity this fiscal year. Thank you.

Question 285-16(4): Aboriginal Languages Funding Proposals
Oral Questions

Jackson Lafferty Monfwi

Mr. Speaker, for those letters that we receive, it’s not only one letter; there are other letters that could be in the millions of dollars of requests for big projects. They are all important projects and we can’t pick one from one region versus another region. That’s why we have the language groups that deal with the funding that’s been allocated to them. So, Mr. Speaker, I will continue to work with the language groups.

Like I said, we are reviewing the overall structure of how we allocate funds. There is always room for improvement on how we can provide those services more effectively and efficiently. Mahsi.

Question 285-16(4): Aboriginal Languages Funding Proposals
Oral Questions

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Lafferty. Item 8, written questions. Item 9, returns to written questions. Item 10, replies to opening address. Item 11, petitions. Item 12, reports of standing and special committees. Item 13, reports of committees on the review of bills. Item 14, tabling of documents. The honourable Minister of Finance, Mr. Miltenberger.

Tabled Document 67-16(4): NWT Public Accounts, 2008-2009
Tabling of Documents

Thebacha

Michael Miltenberger Minister of Finance

Mr. Speaker, I wish to table the following document titled Northwest Territories Public Accounts, 2008-2009. Thank you.

Tabled Document 67-16(4): NWT Public Accounts, 2008-2009
Tabling of Documents

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Miltenberger. The honourable Member for Yellowknife Centre, Mr. Hawkins.

Tabled Document 68-16(4): Comic Illustration Regarding Driving While Texting
Tabling of Documents

Robert Hawkins Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I have something to table today. It was a picture that was e-mailed to me that really sums up the cell phone issue. It’s says “Honk if you Love Jesus and Text While You’re Driving if You’d Like to Meet Him.” I’ll make sure the Minister of Transportation gets a copy.

Tabled Document 68-16(4): Comic Illustration Regarding Driving While Texting
Tabling of Documents

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Hawkins. The honourable Member for Sahtu, Mr. Yakeleya.

Tabled Document 69-16(4): Letter To Inac Minister From Dene National Chief Regarding Caribou Harvesting Ban Order-In-Council
Tabling of Documents

Norman Yakeleya Sahtu

Mr. Speaker, I would like to table a document addressed to the Honourable Chuck

Strahl, Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs, House of Commons, from the Dene Nation.

Tabled Document 69-16(4): Letter To Inac Minister From Dene National Chief Regarding Caribou Harvesting Ban Order-In-Council
Tabling of Documents

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Yakeleya. Item 15, notices of motion. The honourable Member for Frame Lake, Ms. Bisaro.

Motion 12-16(4): Setting Of Sitting Hours By Speaker
Notices of Motion

February 9th, 2010

Wendy Bisaro Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I give notice that on Thursday, February 11, 2010, I will move the following motion: I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Thebacha, that the Speaker be authorized to set such sitting days and hours as the Speaker, after consultation, deems fit to assist with the business before the House. Thank you.

Motion 12-16(4): Setting Of Sitting Hours By Speaker
Notices of Motion

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Ms. Bisaro. Item 16, notices of motion for first reading of bills. Item 17, motions. Item 18, first reading of bills. Item 19, second reading of bills. Item 20, consideration in Committee of the Whole of bills and other matters: Bill 2, Forgiveness of Debts Act, 2009-2010; Bill 4, An Act to Amend the Child and Family Services Act; Bill 7, An Act to Amend the Summary Conviction Procedures Act; Tabled Document 62-16(4), NWT Main Estimates, 2010-2011; and Minister’s Statement 47-16(4), Transfer of the Public Housing Rental Subsidy, with Mr. Bromley in the chair.