This is page numbers 5413 - 5452 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 work.

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Tom Beaulieu Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. No, Mr. Chairman, I was going into detail. I will wait for detail.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, committee. It looks like the desire of committee is to get into the detail, so please turn to page 6, Education, Culture and Employment. Comments or questions on page 6? Mr. Beaulieu.

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Tom Beaulieu Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I know that this is just to get all of the items needed for four-year-olds in the schools. I am wondering if this includes the construction of the school here in Yellowknife that would involve shifting a lot of students around, including junior kindergarten? The school, Sissons, is being, I guess, rebuilt on the same spot, so they are moving students around the city. They have junior and kindergarten students there. If any of those students are moving into schools that currently don't have junior kindergarten, or kindergarten, for that matter, both of those grades, maybe even grade one for all I know, would this be included here, or is this included elsewhere?

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you. Minister.

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Robert C. McLeod Inuvik Twin Lakes

Thank you, Mr. Chair. That information is not included in this particular appropriation request. This is for the playgrounds on 10 remaining schools. That is the infrastructure that we are talking about. My understanding is the washroom renovations in all 28 identified schools are complete, so I don't think that it includes the information.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Sorry, Minister?

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Robert C. McLeod Inuvik Twin Lakes

Through you, Mr. Chair, I would like to go to Minister Cochrane.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you. Would Minister Cochrane care to assist Minister McLeod?

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Caroline Cochrane Range Lake

Thank you, Mr. Chair. Minister McLeod is correct. This money is actually just for the implementation of the playgrounds and a couple of washrooms. The cost was higher in the northern communities than we projected. The money for the relocation of students for Sissons School has not been determined yet. They are still working out the allocations on where those children will go with the school board, the Yellowknife School Board is doing that, and also, what the cost, what the needs will be, whether they will need modules, et cetera.

Until that work is done, we won't know what the cost is. If necessary, then we will be approaching for a supplementary to see if we can get it at that time, but at this time, we do not know what the costs are, so it is unreasonable to ask for money. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you. Mr. O'Reilly.

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Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Thanks, Mr. Chair. I am just wondering why this work is taking so long. Can I get an explanation? Thanks, Mr. Chair.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you. Minister McLeod.

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Robert C. McLeod Inuvik Twin Lakes

[Microphone off] including increased scope of work, design and procurement issues, and limited contract approval in a couple of the regions have resulted in higher than anticipated material and construction costs or project delays. Delayed installation of playground equipment in the schools is scheduled for summer 2019. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you. Mr. O'Reilly.

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Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Thanks, Mr. Chair. So is all of this work going to be done by April 1, 2019? Is that the plan? Thanks, Mr. Chair.