This is page numbers 2329 - 2354 of the Hansard for the 18th Assembly, 2nd 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 program.

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Question 734-18(2): Family Violence Survey
Oral Questions

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. I would just like to remind Members that, whenever there is a question to a Minister, the Minister has either the right to answer or not to answer a question. Second set of questions to the Minister responsible for the Status of Women.

Question 734-18(2): Family Violence Survey
Oral Questions

Caroline Cochrane Range Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to state that family violence is an issue within the Northwest Territories. It is something that we have to donate time and energy to. Again, I would like to say that I believe that we need to focus on prevention and healing at this point. I also want to state, since it was in the question, that not only is the issue of family violence an issue within the Northwest Territories, we have to take care of all the residents, and that means we have to provide support and money to our mineral industry, to our infrastructure, to housing, to transportation, to education. We have a lot of priorities, and I will not advocate that we use all of our money to address one issue when we have many issues within the Northwest Territories.

Question 734-18(2): Family Violence Survey
Oral Questions

Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

I am advocating $100,000 out of a $1.7 billion budget. I am talking about half the population. I am talking about making people safe. We need to address this problem in more effective ways. What we are doing is not addressing the root causes of family violence. So my question to the Minister is: is she willing to make a commitment to look at a systemic fix to family violence? The information for that would be provided by a new family violence survey.

Question 734-18(2): Family Violence Survey
Oral Questions

Caroline Cochrane Range Lake

I am definitely committed to addressing the root causes of family violence, and the root causes of family violence is not an attitudinal survey. It is a lot of other things. It can be a host of ideas, and that is why I will commit to supporting prevention and healing.

Question 734-18(2): Family Violence Survey
Oral Questions

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Oral questions. Member for Yellowknife Centre.

Question 734-18(2): Family Violence Survey
Oral Questions

Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Chair. How is the Minister going to prevent family violence going forward? Thank you.

Question 734-18(2): Family Violence Survey
Oral Questions

Caroline Cochrane Range Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. It is not my responsibility alone as a Minister, as a human being, to address the issue of family violence and the root causes. We are working across departments. We are working with our colleagues, Regular MLAs. We are working with Aboriginal governments. We are working with non-profit organizations. This is a societal issue, not one person's issue. I will commit to working in partnership with as many people, as many organizations I can, to address the issue of family violence.

Question 734-18(2): Family Violence Survey
Oral Questions

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Oral questions. Member for Nunakput.

Question 735-18(2): Sale Of Seal And Ivory Products To Cruise Ship Passengers
Oral Questions

March 10th, 2017

Herbert Nakimayak Nunakput

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, my question today is for the Minister of ITI. Mr. Speaker, my question is: cruise ships bring great economic benefit to their ports of call all around the world. How is the department working to maximize the opportunities available for our remote communities from increased marine travel through the Northwest Passage? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 735-18(2): Sale Of Seal And Ivory Products To Cruise Ship Passengers
Oral Questions

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment.

Question 735-18(2): Sale Of Seal And Ivory Products To Cruise Ship Passengers
Oral Questions

Wally Schumann Hay River South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Last year, ITI was up there to help to facilitate, to get the best economic impact from the arrival of cruise ship Serenity. We worked with all the communities and we were involved with the landing of all the ships within the community, and even our announcement yesterday how we can work with the IRC around the seal products of the fur, to be able to sell that to the European markets, so hopefully we have some European people on the cruise ships in this coming year, but we will continue to work with the people in the Members' riding to leverage the best economic benefits from this Crystal Serenity. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 735-18(2): Sale Of Seal And Ivory Products To Cruise Ship Passengers
Oral Questions

Herbert Nakimayak Nunakput

I appreciate the response. Mr. Speaker, it appears that we may not have time to make seal and ivory sales happen for this season unless things happen very quickly. Is the Minister willing to direct the department to work with communities to seek ways to maximize the benefits from summer tourism and in the interim that do not necessarily involve animal products that can develop and diversity the local economy?

Question 735-18(2): Sale Of Seal And Ivory Products To Cruise Ship Passengers
Oral Questions

Wally Schumann Hay River South

As we have tabled in the House, Tourism 2020, there are a number of initiatives there that we can work with all the communities in the Northwest Territories and Aboriginal peoples that want to go into the tourism industry, and I would be glad to sit down with the Member to work with his communities on how they can leverage some of that programming.

Question 735-18(2): Sale Of Seal And Ivory Products To Cruise Ship Passengers
Oral Questions

Herbert Nakimayak Nunakput

That answered pretty much all of my questions. My final question to the Minister is: will the Minister be willing to accompany myself to Ulukhaktok during the Crystal Serenity visit?

Question 735-18(2): Sale Of Seal And Ivory Products To Cruise Ship Passengers
Oral Questions

Wally Schumann Hay River South

I would have to look at my schedule, but I would be very interested in going up there and seeing the impact of the Crystal Serenity docking in these communities, and the economic benefits it brings to the communities.