This is page numbers 1689 - 1724 of the Hansard for the 19th Assembly, 2nd 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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Written Question 21-19(2): Applications to the National Co-Investment Fund
Written Questions

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Caitlin Cleveland Kam Lake

Thank you, Madam Speaker. My question is for the Minister responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation on the National Co-Investment Fund. Can the Minister please provide the status of all applications to the National Co-Investment Fund of which the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation has knowledge, and can the Minister please advise:

  1. How many Northwest Territories Housing Corporation employees are currently assigned to work on applications to the National Co-Investment Fund;
  2. What percentage of those employees' time is spent working on applications to the National Co-Investment Fund; and
  3. What communication activities has the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation completed in support of increasing applications to the National Co-Investment Fund?

Thank you, Madam Speaker.

Written Question 21-19(2): Applications to the National Co-Investment Fund
Written Questions

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The Deputy Speaker Lesa Semmler

Thank you, Member. Written questions. Item 9, returns to written questions. Mr. Clerk.

Return to Written Question 19-19(2): Homeowners Insurance
Returns To Written Questions

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Clerk Of The House Mr. Tim Mercer

Madam Speaker, I have a return to Written Question 19-19(2) asked by the Member for Kam Lake to the Minister responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation on October 15, 2020, regarding homeowner's insurance.

The Member asked how the Government of the Northwest Territories intends to support homeowners in remote northern communities to access homeowner's insurance. The Government of the Northwest Territories recognizes that insurance is important to protect residents' most valuable possessions: their homes. The GNWT has raised its concerns with the cost of insurance with private insurance providers. GNWT departments will continue to make investments in community infrastructure, especially those structures and services that may make an impact on lessening insurance premiums.

The Member also inquired about how many Northwest Territories homeowners do not qualify for home insurance because of their community location. Data on how many homeowners do not have access to insurance is not available. In general, home insurance may not be available if a homeowner does not have appropriate land tenure.

Lastly, the Member asked how does the lack of homeowner's insurance and associated disrepair drive northern homelessness. There are no studies available that link the lack of homeowner's insurance to homelessness. The GNWT does recognize that having insurance was a requirement for major repair programs or homeownership purchase, which involved larger financial contributions. This provision protected residents in case something should happen to their home.

One action that is being taken to increase access to repair programs is to remove the requirement for insurance for residents living in small, rural, and remote communities where obtaining insurance may be challenging. In larger regional centres, insurance will still be required. Thank you, Madam Speaker.

Return to Written Question 19-19(2): Homeowners Insurance
Returns To Written Questions

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The Deputy Speaker Lesa Semmler

Thank you. Returns to written questions. Item 10, replies to Commissioner's address. Item 11, petitions. Item 12, reports of committees on the review of bills. Item 13, reports of standing and special committees. Item 14, tabling of documents. Minister of Finance.

Tabled Document 235-19(2): Taking Action - A Work Plan to Address the Calls for Justice in Reclaiming Power and Place: Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Tabled Document 236-19(2): Interim Public Accounts of the Government of the Northwest Territories for the Year Ended March 31, 2020 Tabled Document 237-19(2): Northwest Territories Business Development and Investment Corporation 2019-2020 Annual Report Tabled Document 238-19(2): Grants and Contributions Results Report 2019-2020 Tabled Document 239-19(2): Consolidated Budget 2020-2021 Tabled Document 240-19(2): Northwest Territories Oil and Gas Annual Report 2019
Tabling Of Documents

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Caroline Wawzonek Yellowknife South

Madam Speaker, I wish to table the following six documents: "Taking Action: A Work Plan to Address the Calls for Justice in Reclaiming Power and Place: Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls;" "Interim Public Accounts of the Government of the Northwest Territories for the Year Ended March 31, 2020;" "Northwest Territories Business Development and Investment Corporation 2019-2020 Annual Report;" "Grants and Contributions Results Report 2019-2020;" "Consolidated Budget 2020-2021, Government of the Northwest Territories;" and "Northwest Territories Oil and Gas Annual Report 2019." Thank you, Madam Speaker.

Tabled Document 235-19(2): Taking Action - A Work Plan to Address the Calls for Justice in Reclaiming Power and Place: Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Tabled Document 236-19(2): Interim Public Accounts of the Government of the Northwest Territories for the Year Ended March 31, 2020 Tabled Document 237-19(2): Northwest Territories Business Development and Investment Corporation 2019-2020 Annual Report Tabled Document 238-19(2): Grants and Contributions Results Report 2019-2020 Tabled Document 239-19(2): Consolidated Budget 2020-2021 Tabled Document 240-19(2): Northwest Territories Oil and Gas Annual Report 2019
Tabling Of Documents

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The Deputy Speaker Lesa Semmler

Thank you. Tabling of documents. Minister of Health and Social Services.

Tabled Document 241-19(2): NWT Health and Social Services System Annual Report 2019-2020 Tabled Document 242-19(2): Tlicho Community Services Agency Health and Social Services Annual Report 2019-2020 Tabled Document 243-19(2): 2019-2020 Annual Report of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority Tabled Document 244-19(2): Hay River Health and Social Services Authority Annual Report 2019-2020
Tabling Of Documents

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Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Madam Speaker. I wish to table the following four documents: "NWT Health and Social Services System Annual Report 2019-2020;" "Tlicho Community Services Agency Health and Social Services Annual Report 2019-2020;" "2019-2020 Annual Report of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority;" and "Hay River Health and Social Services Authority Annual Report 2019-2020." Thank you, Madam Speaker.

Tabled Document 241-19(2): NWT Health and Social Services System Annual Report 2019-2020 Tabled Document 242-19(2): Tlicho Community Services Agency Health and Social Services Annual Report 2019-2020 Tabled Document 243-19(2): 2019-2020 Annual Report of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority Tabled Document 244-19(2): Hay River Health and Social Services Authority Annual Report 2019-2020
Tabling Of Documents

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The Deputy Speaker Lesa Semmler

Thank you. tabling of documents. Minister responsible for the Northwest Territories Power Corporation.

Tabled Document 245-19(2): Annual Report 2019-20 Northwest Territories Hydro Corporation and Northwest Territories Power Corporation
Tabling Of Documents

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Diane Archie Inuvik Boot Lake

Thank you, Madam Speaker. I wish to table the following document: "Annual Report 2019-2020 Northwest Territories Hydro Corporation and Northwest Territories Power Corporation." Thank you, Madam Speaker.

Tabled Document 245-19(2): Annual Report 2019-20 Northwest Territories Hydro Corporation and Northwest Territories Power Corporation
Tabling Of Documents

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The Deputy Speaker Lesa Semmler

Thank you, Minister. Tabling of documents. Minister of Education, Culture and Employment.

Tabled Document 246-19(2): Annual Reports for the Northwest Territories Education Bodies for the 2019-2020 School Year Ending June 30, 2020 Volumes 1 and 2
Tabling Of Documents

November 5th, 2020

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R.J. Simpson Hay River North

Madam Speaker, I wish to table the following document: "Annual Reports for the Northwest Territories Education Bodies for the 2019-2020 School Year Ending June 30, 2020 Volumes 1 and 2." Thank you, Madam Speaker.

Tabled Document 246-19(2): Annual Reports for the Northwest Territories Education Bodies for the 2019-2020 School Year Ending June 30, 2020 Volumes 1 and 2
Tabling Of Documents

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The Deputy Speaker Lesa Semmler

Thank you. Tabling of documents. Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs.

Tabled Document 247-19(2): Operations Report 2019-2020 Western Canada Lottery Program Tabled Document 248-19(2): Northwest Territories Housing Corporation Annual Report 2019-2020
Tabling Of Documents

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Paulie Chinna Sahtu

Madam Speaker, I wish to table the following two documents: "Operations Report 2019-2020 Western Canada Lottery Program;" and "Northwest Territories Housing Corporation Annual Report 2019-2020." Thank you, Madam Speaker.

Tabled Document 247-19(2): Operations Report 2019-2020 Western Canada Lottery Program Tabled Document 248-19(2): Northwest Territories Housing Corporation Annual Report 2019-2020
Tabling Of Documents

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The Deputy Speaker Lesa Semmler

Thank you. Tabling of documents. Member for Kam Lake.

Tabled Document 249-19(2): Excerpt from Globe And Mail, November 3, 2020 - "In Manitoba, An Omnibus Bill Puts Systemic Racism Against Indigenous People In Plain View"
Tabling Of Documents

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Caitlin Cleveland Kam Lake

Thank you very much, Madam Speaker. I wish to table an excerpt from the Globe and Mail of November 3, 2020, titled: "In Manitoba, an omnibus bill puts systemic racism against Indigenous people in plain view." Thank you, Madam Speaker.