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 731-18(2): Extension Of Mining Work Credit Program
Oral Questions

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Oral questions. Member for Frame Lake.

Question 731-18(2): Extension Of Mining Work Credit Program
Oral Questions

Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Merci, Mr. Speaker. Well, that certainly comes as a surprise. I look forward to trying to work with the Minister moving forward on this, and hopefully he will work with the standing committee, as well. We do have another model at hand in the Yukon, where there is a more transparent and accountable way of receiving advice from the mining industry. Is the Minister prepared to review how this happens in the Yukon and elsewhere, to ensure that the advice he may receive from such a board is more inclusive of other interests, free of potential conflicts of interest, and publicly report it? Merci, Mr. Speaker.

Question 731-18(2): Extension Of Mining Work Credit Program
Oral Questions

Wally Schumann Hay River South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Like I said, I have disbanded the board, and have been having a look at how this thing works and how it is going to best suit the residents in the Northwest Territories. I would love to sit down and have a conversation with the Member on some advice, moving forward.

Question 731-18(2): Extension Of Mining Work Credit Program
Oral Questions

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Oral questions. Member for Nahendeh.

Question 732-18(2): Options Available To Affected Employees
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March 10th, 2017

Shane Thompson Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, today, we have heard from the Minister of Human Resources about success in retraining GNWT public servants. I have some questions for him here. Mr. Speaker, when there are no vacancies in the community where the position is cut, does the government offer the affected employee the opportunity to move to another job in another community? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 732-18(2): Options Available To Affected Employees
Oral Questions

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Minister of Human Resources.

Question 732-18(2): Options Available To Affected Employees
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Robert C. McLeod Inuvik Twin Lakes

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, the short answer is, yes, there is an opportunity to move into another community, and it is my understanding that that has been done in the past. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 732-18(2): Options Available To Affected Employees
Oral Questions

Shane Thompson Nahendeh

I thank the Minister for his answer. That is great to hear. Does this government offer removal assistance to affected employees who do not get offered a new position within this government?

Question 732-18(2): Options Available To Affected Employees
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Robert C. McLeod Inuvik Twin Lakes

Mr. Speaker, that depends on when they were hired, how long they have been employed, and where they were hired from.

Question 732-18(2): Options Available To Affected Employees
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Shane Thompson Nahendeh

I kind of didn’t get an answer, but I got sort of an answer, so I will move on to my next question. Does the affected employee have to go through the standard probation period with the new job offer?

Question 732-18(2): Options Available To Affected Employees
Oral Questions

Robert C. McLeod Inuvik Twin Lakes

I don’t recall that exact detail. I can find out and share it with the Member.

Question 732-18(2): Options Available To Affected Employees
Oral Questions

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Oral questions. Member for Nahendeh.

Question 732-18(2): Options Available To Affected Employees
Oral Questions

Shane Thompson Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker, and I thank the Minister for his commitment to finding out and making sure that people are well informed. From my last question, Mr. Speaker: should the affected employees be offered another employment opportunity within this government and they take it, but during this time, something else in the government comes up that is more suited to them, are they able to apply for that position? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 732-18(2): Options Available To Affected Employees
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Robert C. McLeod Inuvik Twin Lakes

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I am looking forward to some “Shane” days at the end of this session.

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Mr. Speaker, the quick answer is that affected employees have priority on all new hires, so if there was an opportunity in their home community, again, they do have priority, and that could be taken into consideration.

Question 732-18(2): Options Available To Affected Employees
Oral Questions

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Oral questions. Member for Deh Cho.