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Question 818-18(2): Yellowknife Airport Evolution
Oral Questions

Wally Schumann Hay River South

As we went through the planning of this, we have made it quite clear that there were these other committees. I am sure that they are in a public realm, and they could be made available to the Member.

Question 818-18(2): Yellowknife Airport Evolution
Oral Questions

Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Thanks to the Minister for his response. I am not sure they are actually in the public realm yet, and that is why I am asking. So he has got commitment to share them with this side, and I am sure he is going to make sure that they are posted immediately to the Infrastructure website, but the economic advisory committee, has his deputy minister made the appointments to that body yet?

Question 818-18(2): Yellowknife Airport Evolution
Oral Questions

Wally Schumann Hay River South

The deputy has shared some names with me of people who have either approached us about having their name submitted and some possibilities, but I do not believe that those positions have been determined yet.

Question 818-18(2): Yellowknife Airport Evolution
Oral Questions

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Oral questions. Member for Frame Lake.

Question 818-18(2): Yellowknife Airport Evolution
Oral Questions

Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Merci, Monsieur le President. Thanks to the Minister for that response. Of course, I have expressed in this House my view that I think the appointments should be made by the Minister himself rather than a deputy minister, but when those names are finalized, is there a commitment from the Minister to release them publicly and make them available to the Members on this side as well? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 818-18(2): Yellowknife Airport Evolution
Oral Questions

Wally Schumann Hay River South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Yes, I can do that for the Member.

Question 818-18(2): Yellowknife Airport Evolution
Oral Questions

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Oral questions. Item 7, written questions. Member for Frame Lake.

Written Question 23-18(2): School Funding Framework
Written Questions

Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Merci, Monsieur le President. I have two written questions today. For the first one, my questions are for the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment. The Minister provided Regular Members with the most recent version of its School Funding Framework that I tabled in the House yesterday. Can the Minister:

1. Identify the number of students enrolled in junior kindergarten alone, and in kindergarten to grade 12 cumulatively, and each school offering the Junior Kindergarten Program in 2016-2017;

2. Provide departmental projections of the above for 2017-2018; and

3. Identify differences between current K-12 funding and that same funding if it accounted for JK-12 in the items below, using estimated 2017-2018 enrolment figures and the formulas set out in the framework shared with Regular Members:

4. School Funding Framework – Administration – Administration O and M – item (i), Administration and School Services: (Administration Staffing for Assistant Superintendents, Administration Officers and Clerical Staff according to the tables);

5. School Funding Framework – Administration – Administration O and M – item (ii), District Education Authorities O and M: (Community Base of $15,000 + K-12 FTE x $86);

6. School Funding Framework – Territorial Schools – item (iii) – School Support Consultants: funded according to established table;

7. School Funding Framework – Territorial Schools – item (iv) – School Counselling: (K-12 community FTE x 0.0032);

8. School Funding Framework – Territorial Schools – item (v) – School Secretaries: (K-12 community FTE x 0.00028);

9. School Funding Framework – Territorial Schools – item (vi) – Custodians: (K12 community FTE x 0.0102);

10. School Funding Framework – Inclusive Schooling – item (iv) – Support Assistants: (Community K-12 FTE / 63);

11. School Funding Framework – Inclusive Schooling – item (vi) – Staff Development – Base funding of $2,000 per community + (community K-12 FTE x $50) x NCI;

12. School Funding Framework – Inclusive Schooling – item (vii) – Specialized Learning Materials / Assistive Technology: [Education Authority $10,000 base for minor projects + Base funding of $2,000 per community + (community K-12 FTE x $62)] x NCI;

13. School Funding Framework – Inclusive Schooling – item (x) – Healing and Counselling: Base funding of $10,000 per community + ($60 per K-12 FTE x NCI);

14. School Funding Framework – Aboriginal Languages & Cultural Programs – item (i) – Aboriginal Languages O and M: (Base funding of $100,000 per education authority) + ($9,000 x number of communities minus one) + (Aboriginal K-12 FTE x $125) x NCI; and

15. School Funding Framework – Aboriginal Language & Cultural Programs – item (ii): Education Assistants / Aboriginal Language specialists (EA/ALS): Aboriginal K-12 FTE per community, according to established table?

Merci, Monsieur le President.

Written Question 23-18(2): School Funding Framework
Written Questions

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Written questions. Member for Frame Lake.

Written Question 24-18(2): Consultancy Contract With Earnscliffe Strategy Group
Written Questions

Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Merci, Monsieur le President. For my second question, my questions are for the Premier. Members of Cabinet and their support staff travelled to Ottawa in November 2016 for intergovernmental meetings and parliamentary presentations. In his January 31, 2017 reply to my written question, the Premier said that "there were no lobbyists or consultants engaged in the planning or coordination of this trip." Can the Premier explain why we pay the lobbyist firm Earnscliffe Strategy Group more than $120,000 per year to provide "media and government relations and communications" services in Ottawa, but did not use services during the one visit the full-time Cabinet made to Ottawa last year?

1. Did any of the seven Cabinet Ministers and 15 staff members participating in the trip to Ottawa meet with any representative of the Earnscliffe Strategy Group during the November 2016 trip to Ottawa?

2. Why did the Earnscliffe Strategy Group invoice the GNWT for a total of $30,450 for October, November, and December 2016 service if the firm did not provide services before, during, or after the visit?

3. Why the Federal Lobbyist Registry describing the activity of Earnscliffe on behalf of the GNWT says Earnscliffe, arranging meetings with the federal representatives, when we do not have these services while in Ottawa?

4. Will the Premier provide a copy of the Executive Indigenous Affairs Department's contract with Earnscliffe Strategy Group?

Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.

Written Question 24-18(2): Consultancy Contract With Earnscliffe Strategy Group
Written Questions

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Written questions. Item 9, returns to written questions. Item 10, replies to Commissioner's 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. Minister of Health and Social Services.

Tabled Document 406-18(2): Knowledge Agenda: Northern Research For Northern Principles, May 2017
Tabling of Documents

Glen Abernethy Great Slave

Mr. Speaker, I wish to table the following document entitled "Knowledge Agenda: Northern Research for Northern Principles." Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Tabled Document 406-18(2): Knowledge Agenda: Northern Research For Northern Principles, May 2017
Tabling of Documents

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Tabling of documents. Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment.

Tabled Document 408-18(2): Follow-Up Letter For Oral Question 503-18(2): Northern Frontier Visitors Centre
Tabling of Documents

June 2nd, 2017

Wally Schumann Hay River South

Mr. Speaker, I wish to table the following two documents entitled "Communities and Diamonds 2016 Annual Report," and "Follow-up Letter for Oral Question 503-18(2): Northern Frontier Visitors Centre." Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Tabled Document 408-18(2): Follow-Up Letter For Oral Question 503-18(2): Northern Frontier Visitors Centre
Tabling of Documents

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Tabling of documents. Minister of Finance.