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Question 469-18(3): GNWT Response to the Aurora College Foundational Review Report
Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Oral questions. Member for Nahendeh.

Question 469-18(3): GNWT Response to the Aurora College Foundational Review Report
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Shane Thompson Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker, and I appreciate the Minister's commitment in moving forward, because that is very important. Those two committees are very important. The advisory committee has a regional and territorial voice, and then the academic advisory council, that there is new, something that's new, and I think it would be very beneficial as we move forward through our post-secondary. So in the meantime, what is going to happen? Who is going to replace the advisories? Is it still going to be the public administrator? Is that person still going to be in place, being the voice of the NWT at this time?

Question 469-18(3): GNWT Response to the Aurora College Foundational Review Report
Oral Questions

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Caroline Cochrane Range Lake

The act does state that we have to have an administrator in place, so that position will stay until we get the new advisory committee initiated. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 469-18(3): GNWT Response to the Aurora College Foundational Review Report
Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Oral questions. Member for Nahendeh.

Question 470-18(3): 2018 Wildland Fire Season
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Shane Thompson Nahendeh

Mr. Speaker, on Friday, the honourable Minister for Economic and Natural Resources did a Minister's statement on the 2018 wildfire season. I appreciate the work that the department is doing, but I do have some questions for him in regards to our staff going out of the province and that. Can the Minister advise us on how those costs are recovered? I believe I have heard of a program, MARS, and if he could just give us a further update on what that program is about? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 470-18(3): 2018 Wildland Fire Season
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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Minister of Environment and Natural Resources.

Question 470-18(3): 2018 Wildland Fire Season
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Robert C. McLeod Inuvik Twin Lakes

Mr. Speaker, through the Mutual Aid Resources Sharing Agreement, we were able to recover $2 million from this summer.

Question 470-18(3): 2018 Wildland Fire Season
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Shane Thompson Nahendeh

So can the Minister advise us how much of that funding came back? Because we paid our workers and for our equipment, so how much money is that coming back to the NWT, what percentage money-wise? What percentage is coming back?

Question 470-18(3): 2018 Wildland Fire Season
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Robert C. McLeod Inuvik Twin Lakes

My understanding is $2 million came back to the Northwest Territories. Broken down, I am not sure what that is as far as salaries go for the employees, but through our Mutual Aid Resources Sharing Agreement we recovered $2 million.

Question 470-18(3): 2018 Wildland Fire Season
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Shane Thompson Nahendeh

I greatly appreciate the Minister for that answer. Can he advise the House how much we spent sending them out at this time?

Question 470-18(3): 2018 Wildland Fire Season
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Robert C. McLeod Inuvik Twin Lakes

Mr. Speaker, my understanding, and I am sure that was the Member's question, was how much we spent exporting our crews and resources outside the Northwest Territories, my understanding is that, if we spent $2 million, then we would recover $2 million.

Question 470-18(3): 2018 Wildland Fire Season
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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Oral questions. Member for Nahendeh.

Question 470-18(3): 2018 Wildland Fire Season
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Shane Thompson Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker, and I appreciate the answer from the Minister. That's good to hear. At least it's a break-even and giving our firefighters some very-much-needed training. The Minister talked about some different crews and them going out and doing work during the fire season because it was not that bad. Can the Minister advise this House, here, what the crew for Fort Liard did during that time?

Question 470-18(3): 2018 Wildland Fire Season
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Robert C. McLeod Inuvik Twin Lakes

Mr. Speaker, as I said in my statement, crews that were not out fighting fires or being exported were doing some work around the communities. In Fort Liard, my understanding is there are three crews in Fort Liard, one in Sambaa K'e, and three in Simpson. Again, the information that I have is that one crew from each community was exported this summer. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 470-18(3): 2018 Wildland Fire Season
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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Oral questions. Item 8, written questions. Item 9, returns to written questions. Item 10, replies to the 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 Education, Culture and Employment.