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 738-18(2): Options Available To Affected Employees
Oral Questions

Robert C. McLeod Inuvik Twin Lakes

If the Member has any particular cases that he wants to discuss with me, I would be happy to hear those and bring them forward to the department. As far as timeline goes, we try work with the employees to try and get them into situations that would work to their best.

Question 738-18(2): Options Available To Affected Employees
Oral Questions

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Oral questions. Member for Hay River North.

Question 739-18(2): A New Day Program Request For Proposals
Oral Questions

R.J. Simpson Hay River North

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I’ve been up here for six weeks in Yellowknife and asking questions for six weeks. The only thing I’ve gotten is a couple of signs put up by the Minister in his own riding. I just ask the Minister of Justice for his details of the program that has been one of the major issues of this Assembly that nearly every Regular Member has spoken in defense of. The Minister just told me, if I want those details or if anyone wants those details, they can go to a meeting on Tuesday. Clearly, the info was public. Clearly, there’s an appetite from the public for these details. Will the Minister respond to us for openness and transparency? Make these details public so we can see what this program is all about. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 739-18(2): A New Day Program Request For Proposals
Oral Questions

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Member responsible for Public Engagement and Transparency.

Question 739-18(2): A New Day Program Request For Proposals
Oral Questions

Louis Sebert Thebacha

Mr. Speaker, a very extensive report was done about the A New Day healing program which was filed and tabled in this House. I think all of the details about the program are contained within this report. I’m not certain what additional information the Member is requesting. Thank you.

Question 739-18(2): A New Day Program Request For Proposals
Oral Questions

R.J. Simpson Hay River North

I’ll give a copy of my statements from the last two days to the Minister because I know about A New Day program as it stands now. We’re talking about a RFP that is for A New Day program that looks like a substantially different program. That’s the details I’m looking for. If the Minister heard my statement today, the new program isn’t based on the report. I’ve pointed out various aspects of it that doesn’t fly in the face of the report. Why can’t the Minister release these details that are going to be released at the meeting on Tuesday?

Question 739-18(2): A New Day Program Request For Proposals
Oral Questions

Louis Sebert Thebacha

The RFP, of course, is based on the findings in the A New Day healing program evaluation report. The suggestions in these report, many of them or perhaps most of them, were incorporated into the RFP. The RFP is available to possible bidders. Additional information can be obtained on Tuesday. I don’t have that additional information in front of me because I’m not certain what questions might possibly be asked.

Question 739-18(2): A New Day Program Request For Proposals
Oral Questions

R.J. Simpson Hay River North

Other than what is in the RFP, then, is there an actual program designed? Because I’m starting to think that they don’t have a program to release publicly.

Question 739-18(2): A New Day Program Request For Proposals
Oral Questions

Louis Sebert Thebacha

The new program is building on the old program, of course; incorporating in the RFP the suggestions contained within the evaluation report. Information that bidders are requesting is in the RFP. On that basis, they can make bids. If they wish to have additional information, they can attend the meeting on Tuesday, which will assist them in making their bids should they wish to bid on aspects of the program.

Question 739-18(2): A New Day Program Request For Proposals
Oral Questions

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Oral questions. Member for Hay River North.

Question 739-18(2): A New Day Program Request For Proposals
Oral Questions

R.J. Simpson Hay River North

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I’ll try this: can I get the Minister to commit to either reading the old and new RFP or getting a briefing on the new and old RFP so I can have an educated discussion with him about this at some point in the future? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 739-18(2): A New Day Program Request For Proposals
Oral Questions

Louis Sebert Thebacha

Mr. Speaker, I understand that a briefing will be provided to the Member opposite should he wish to avail himself of that on Monday.

Question 739-18(2): A New Day Program Request For Proposals
Oral Questions

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Member for Kam Lake.

Question 740-18(2): Small Business Investment Tax Credit
Oral Questions

March 10th, 2017

Kieron Testart Kam Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I know that the Minister of Finance has no plans to lower the tax on small business any time soon, but I’d like to ask him today if he will commit to implementing a small investment tax credit by next budget which would give a 25 per cent non-refundable personal income tax credit up to a maximum of $25,000 a year. This would reduce financial risk to investors and encourage investment in our economy. Will the Minister commit to introducing a small business investment tax credit by next budget? Thank you.

Question 740-18(2): Small Business Investment Tax Credit
Oral Questions

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Minister of Finance.