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Question 46-18(3): Municipalities Funding Gap
Oral Questions

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Oral questions. Member for Yellowknife Centre.

Question 47-18(3): Legislative Progress
Oral Questions

Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

Mr. Speaker, earlier today the Premier said that the Cabinet had heard clearly from Members about their frustrations and concerns. Mr. Speaker, I have brought up a legitimate, fact-based problem with the speed of legislation being introduced in this Legislative Assembly. What I got in return was a denial that there is a problem and no offer to take up my offer to discuss this with the other Members of this House, so I want to ask the Premier again: will he work with Caucus to look at convening a short sitting in December so that additional bills can be introduced for review prior to the budget session? Mahsi.

Question 47-18(3): Legislative Progress
Oral Questions

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. The Honourable Premier.

Question 47-18(3): Legislative Progress
Oral Questions

Bob McLeod Yellowknife South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. In my response, I made sure that all options were open, and I said that I would review the legislative agenda and we would take whatever actions would be required to make sure that we fulfilled our agenda, our very ambitious agenda. That did not preclude meeting with Caucus to review. We all know the process. The only one who can call or reconvene the Legislative Assembly would be the call of the Speaker.

Question 47-18(3): Legislative Progress
Oral Questions

Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

I am aware of the process, but it would start with the Caucus. So how is the Premier going to consult with Regular Members on the issue of speeding up the process of introducing new legislation?

Question 47-18(3): Legislative Progress
Oral Questions

Bob McLeod Yellowknife South

First of all, I would review our legislative agenda. I would review every proposal. I would review every timeline, and I would review the resources that we have available, and we would review that with Caucus.

Question 47-18(3): Legislative Progress
Oral Questions

Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

Mr. Speaker, the next Caucus meeting is February 7, 2018, so at what point will this review involve the Regular Members?

Question 47-18(3): Legislative Progress
Oral Questions

Bob McLeod Yellowknife South

We would undertake a government review, and, as soon as that is completed, we are, MLAs are, meeting on a regular basis, so we would try to fit into that agenda and timetable.

Question 47-18(3): Legislative Progress
Oral Questions

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Oral questions. Member for Yellowknife Centre.

Question 47-18(3): Legislative Progress
Oral Questions

Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. Could the Premier tell us when the results of this review will be available and whether he will make them available to Regular Members?

Question 47-18(3): Legislative Progress
Oral Questions

Bob McLeod Yellowknife South

As soon as our government and our officials have been able to review the legislative agenda and as soon as we can determine the timelines and the proposed schedules, we would develop a critical path. I expect that we will be able to meet with Caucus at that point. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 47-18(3): Legislative Progress
Oral Questions

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Colleagues, I would like to draw your attention to visitors in the gallery. We have with us Language Commissioner Shannon Gullberg. Welcome to our Assembly. Also with us we have council members with a chief here today, Paul Betsina and Bobby Drygeese. Masi for joining us. Oral questions. Member for Hay River North.

Question 48-18(3): Commercial Fisheries Revitalization Strategy
Oral Questions

October 20th, 2017

R.J. Simpson Hay River North

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, this is our last sitting day, so I would like to get some more information out to the public on the progress on the commercial fisheries revitalization strategy. I will go back to the fish plant. We have got the money in the budget now. The Minister said that Infrastructure is taking the lead on this, so when can we expect the ground to break on this project? Even better, when can we expect this to be operational, this new fish plant? Thank you.

Question 48-18(3): Commercial Fisheries Revitalization Strategy
Oral Questions

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment.

Question 48-18(3): Commercial Fisheries Revitalization Strategy
Oral Questions

Wally Schumann Hay River South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. As I said, we are in the planning stage right now, figuring this out. The department is the lead. Hopefully, we will be able to break ground in the spring. As I said, I think we have some property identified moving forward and working with the Town of Hay River. I suspect construction will probably take at least a year for a facility that size.