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Question 87-18(3): Seniors Day Program
Oral Questions

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Minister of Health and Social Services.

Question 87-18(3): Seniors Day Program
Oral Questions

Glen Abernethy Great Slave

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Following up on conversations with the Member and committee, we have agreed to move forward with the development of a seniors' day program here in Yellowknife.

The RFP was supposed to be out shortly before Christmas. Unfortunately, we ran into some difficulties with some of the content. We want to make sure we get it right. It is my understanding that the department has almost finalized that work, and we are hoping that the RFP goes out very shortly. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 87-18(3): Seniors Day Program
Oral Questions

Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

I am very familiar with the "we don't want to rush; we want to get it right" answer here, but we are talking about almost a year-and-a-half delay in providing any kind of day programming for seniors in Yellowknife. I would like to think that this is highest priority the Minister has, in order to ensure that our seniors are well looked after during the day. Can he please give us some more specifics about not only when the RFP will come out, but when the service provision is anticipated to start?

Question 87-18(3): Seniors Day Program
Oral Questions

Glen Abernethy Great Slave

As I indicated, the RFP is almost done. As far as the drafting, we are hoping that that RFP will come out in the next couple of weeks. It will follow its normal process to make sure that we are getting solid applications. They will all be assessed and evaluated against the criteria that is established in the RFP.

I am hoping that we can get this contract out as quickly as possible, hopefully before the end of this fiscal year. Granted that we really only have about a month and a half before that time ends; I cannot guarantee it will happen before the end of the fiscal year, but that is my desire at this point.

Question 87-18(3): Seniors Day Program
Oral Questions

Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

Thank you to the Minister for that response. Can the Minister confirm that the RFP will serve people with cognitive disabilities on some days of the week and people who are frail on other days of the week? In other words, will the RFP accommodate different needs by seniors in the day programming?

Question 87-18(3): Seniors Day Program
Oral Questions

Glen Abernethy Great Slave

I will commit to sharing a copy of the RFP with the Member once it is released.

Question 87-18(3): Seniors Day Program
Oral Questions

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Oral questions. Member for Yellowknife Centre.

Question 87-18(3): Seniors Day Program
Oral Questions

Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, will the Minister reveal for us whether this contract is going to be retendered every year or whether this will be a multi‑year offering? Mahsi.

Question 87-18(3): Seniors Day Program
Oral Questions

Glen Abernethy Great Slave

Some of that depends on the types of proposals that we get in. We would obviously like to see something that lasts beyond the upcoming fiscal year, but it really depends on the nature of the proposals that are submitted. I would like to see some consistency and some continuity on this particular approach, but we have not seen proposals that have come in at this point. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 87-18(3): Seniors Day Program
Oral Questions

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Oral questions. Member for Frame Lake.

Question 88-18(3): Resource Royalties In 2018-2019 Main Estimates
Oral Questions

February 12th, 2018

Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Merci, Monsieur le President. My questions are for the Minister responsible for Public Engagement and Transparency on his lengthy statement earlier today. He had to reach back in time to 2015‑2016 and quote some figures from the main estimates, but can he tell me what is in the current main estimates of 2018‑2019 in terms of royalties from minerals, oil, and gas extraction here in the Northwest Territories? Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.

Question 88-18(3): Resource Royalties In 2018-2019 Main Estimates
Oral Questions

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Minister responsible for Public Engagement and Transparency.

Question 88-18(3): Resource Royalties In 2018-2019 Main Estimates
Oral Questions

Louis Sebert Thebacha

Mr. Speaker, I do not have the main estimates in front of me. I do know, however, that there is likely to be a significant decline in these revenues. Thank you.

Question 88-18(3): Resource Royalties In 2018-2019 Main Estimates
Oral Questions

Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Thanks to the Minister for that. I can help him with his memory there. It is $13.46 million. It is found on page B14 of the budget address, and I am sure he is going to have the main estimates in front of him shortly. Tobacco taxes are $16 million. In the interest of transparency, can the Minister tell us who actually calculates and predicts these royalties?

Question 88-18(3): Resource Royalties In 2018-2019 Main Estimates
Oral Questions

Louis Sebert Thebacha

I am not exactly sure how those revenue and royalty rates are set, but I will take the question as notice.