This is page numbers 4621 - 4676 of the Hansard for the 18th Assembly, 3rd 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 communities.

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Question 485-18(3): Mould in Housing Units in Nunakput
Oral Questions

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Alfred Moses Inuvik Boot Lake

Mr. Speaker, the NWT Housing Corporation installs moisture-resistant drywall in bathrooms to reduce the chances of mould. Proper use and maintenance of ventilation systems by tenants and homeowners also helps to prevent mould formation. We evaluate new products for potential use in new construction when we are building new units in the communities, and keeping in mind you need northern considerations, such as transportation costs and installation. We also work with our partners. As the Member knows, the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation has been a big partner in terms of building new units up in the Beaufort Delta region. They have installed heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, so HVAC, equipment in the units, and they are helping address some of these issues. They are more modern. They are more energy efficient, and hopefully will be easier to maintain as we move forward.

Question 485-18(3): Mould in Housing Units in Nunakput
Oral Questions

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Herbert Nakimayak Nunakput

I appreciate the response. Mr. Speaker, it's good, and I would like to encourage the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation on better construction methods and also more culturally appropriate housing for people who live on subsistence harvesting. Mr. Speaker, if residents are living in a Housing Corporation unit with mould problems, what steps can they take to see the issue diagnosed and addressed?

Question 485-18(3): Mould in Housing Units in Nunakput
Oral Questions

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Alfred Moses Inuvik Boot Lake

Mr. Speaker, as I mentioned, first and foremost, I would encourage any tenants who might feel that they are experiencing mould to contact their LHOs. The LHOs also do annual inspections for things such as mould and try to address it before it gets out of hand, I guess you can say, or gets too large to manage. The NWT Housing Corporation can also perform air-quality testing to see if there are mould spores in the air, and we also conduct preventative maintenance on units, like I mentioned, on an annual basis. So we are doing things in the communities. We are doing things in our public housing units to prevent this. As I mentioned, anybody that needs any information on that, needs to become educated, we have a lot of information on our website. If you don't have connection to the website, I encourage you to go in and see your local housing officer in your communities. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 485-18(3): Mould in Housing Units in Nunakput
Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Oral questions. Item 8, written questions. Member for Frame Lake.

Written Question 14-18(3): Non-Renewable Resource Production and Royalties
Written Questions

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Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Merci, Monsieur le President. Non-renewable resource production and royalties. My questions are for the Minister of Finance, who has responsibility for the collection and reporting of revenues.

Data on commodity production values and amounts of royalties collected for non-renewable resource commodities do not fully disclose details of sources. On a calendar year basis for the years 1999 to 2017, can the Minister provide:

  1. The annual values of production of individual commodities for all those non-renewable commodities upon which royalties are levied; and
  2. The amount of royalties collected for each individual commodity?

Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.

Written Question 14-18(3): Non-Renewable Resource Production and Royalties
Written Questions

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Written questions. Colleagues, I would like to draw your attention to the visitors in the gallery. With us, Jim Antoine. He is a former Member, former Minister, former Premier. Welcome to our Assembly. Masi.

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 Infrastructure.

Tabled Document 281-18(3): Community Access Program 2017-2018 Results Report Tabled Document 282-18(3): Follow-up Letter for Oral Question 370-18(3): Mackenzie Valley Highway Environmental Assessment
Tabling Of Documents

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Wally Schumann Hay River South

Thank you. Mr. Speaker, I wish to table the following two documents entitled "Community Access Program 2017-2018 Results Report," and "Follow-up Letter for Oral Question 370-18(3): Mackenzie Valley Highway Environmental Assessment." Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Tabled Document 281-18(3): Community Access Program 2017-2018 Results Report Tabled Document 282-18(3): Follow-up Letter for Oral Question 370-18(3): Mackenzie Valley Highway Environmental Assessment
Tabling Of Documents

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Tabling of documents. Minister responsible for Northwest Territories Power Corporation.

Tabled Document 283-18(3): Northwest Territories Hydro Corporation and Northwest Territories Power Corporation Annual Report 2017-2018
Tabling Of Documents

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Robert C. McLeod Inuvik Twin Lakes

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I wish to table the follow document entitled "Northwest Territories Hydro Corporation and Northwest Territories Power Corporation Annual Report 2017-2018." Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Tabled Document 283-18(3): Northwest Territories Hydro Corporation and Northwest Territories Power Corporation Annual Report 2017-2018
Tabling Of Documents

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Tabling of documents. Minister of Education, Culture and Employment.

Tabled Document 284-18(3): GNWT Culture and Heritage Action Plan - Strong Cultures, Strong Territory, 2019-2022 Tabled Document 285-18(3): 2017-2018 Annual Report Status of Women Council of the Northwest Territories
Tabling Of Documents

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Caroline Cochrane Range Lake

Mr. Speaker, I wish to table the following document entitled "GNWT Culture and Heritage Action Plan Strong Cultures, Strong Communities, Strong Territory, 2019-2022" and pursuant to Section 13(2) of the Status of Women Council Act, I wish to table the 2017-2018 Annual Report Status of Women Council of the Northwest Territories. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Tabled Document 286-18(3): Northwest Territories Human Rights Commission Annual Report 2017-2018
Tabling Of Documents

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Tabling of documents. Pursuant to Section 21 of the Human Rights Act, I wish to table the Northwest Territories Human Rights Commission Annual Report 2017-2018.

Item 15, notices of motion. Item 16, notices of motion for first reading of bills. Item 17, motions. Minister of Finance.

Motion 22-18(3): Coordinated Cannabis Taxation Agreement, Carried
Motions

October 31st, 2018

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Robert C. McLeod Inuvik Twin Lakes

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

WHEREAS the federal Cannabis Act to legalize and regulate cannabis in Canada received royal assent on June 21, 2018, and cannabis for non-medicinal purposes became available for legal retail sale in Canada on October 17, 2018;

AND WHEREAS the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories has enacted the Cannabis Legalization and Regulation of Implementation Act, which includes as Schedule A in the Cannabis Products Act that provides authority to establish measures to control sale and distribution of cannabis for non-medicinal purposes;

AND WHEREAS the federal government is implementing and coordinating cannabis taxation framework that was agreed upon in principle by federal, provincial, and territorial Finance Ministers in December 2017 and that was formulized by the Government of the Northwest Territories with the signing of the coordinated Cannabis Taxation Agreement with Canada;

AND WHEREAS, as a condition of a coordinated cannabis taxation agreement, the Government of the Northwest Territories must confirm its support for the Government of Canada to levy an excised tax on cannabis on behalf of the Government of the Northwest Territories to receive 75 percent of the federal Cannabis Excise Tax duties levied on cannabis sales in the Northwest Territories;

NOW THEREFORE I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Great Slave, that the Government of the Northwest Territories should agree to receive revenues from an excise duty in respect of the Northwest Territories as imposed as part of the federally legislated Cannabis Excise Tax. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would request a recorded vote.

Motion 22-18(3): Coordinated Cannabis Taxation Agreement, Carried
Motions

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. The Member is requesting a recorded vote. The motion is in order. To the motion.

Motion 22-18(3): Coordinated Cannabis Taxation Agreement, Carried
Motions

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Some Hon. Members

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