This is page numbers 79 - 104 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 housing.

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Question 56-19(2): Cantung Mine Surface Lease
Oral Questions

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Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

I would like to thank the Minister for that, because I asked many times in the last Assembly about whether that surface lease had been turned back. It sounds like it has; that's good news. I want to know if there are any residual liabilities that accrue to this government as a result of the Cantung Mine, and that includes environmental liabilities.

Question 56-19(2): Cantung Mine Surface Lease
Oral Questions

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Shane Thompson Nahendeh

The Government of Canada is responsible for the management of the Cantung Mine, including care and maintenance and remediation. The Cantung Mine is a federal area under the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act. This means that the GNWT does not have designated authority or hold security for licences and permits.

Question 56-19(2): Cantung Mine Surface Lease
Oral Questions

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Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

I want to thank the Minister for that. I think that the shorter version of that is that we have no liability for the Cantung site, but I will deal with that offline. I would like to know from the Minister, if I can, why this government, GNWT, accepted the Mactung property as part of the financial security for the Cantung mine when it was in operation.

Question 56-19(2): Cantung Mine Surface Lease
Oral Questions

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Shane Thompson Nahendeh

The business assets for Mactung tungsten deposits were purchased by the Government of the Northwest Territories in order to recover debts owed to the GNWT under the Cantung reclamation security agreement. The Government of the Northwest Territories took this approach to preserve the security originally accepted by Canada and to maximize its value.

Question 56-19(2): Cantung Mine Surface Lease
Oral Questions

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The Speaker (Hon. Frederick Blake Jr) Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Minister. Member for Frame Lake.

Question 56-19(2): Cantung Mine Surface Lease
Oral Questions

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Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Merci, Monsieur le President. I want to thank the Minister for that response. I don't think he really answered my question, though. I want to know why we accepted Mactung as part of the security arrangement for the Cantung Mine. The previous Minister had full discretion to accept any form of financial security. Why did this government accept the Mactung Mine as part of this financial security? Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.

Question 56-19(2): Cantung Mine Surface Lease
Oral Questions

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Shane Thompson Nahendeh

It is my understanding that the two properties were there to make sure that the federal government fulfilled their commitment. Part of the devolution agreement that we purchase these two properties to do that. I will make a commitment to the Member to go out and get further information on this because that is my understanding presently. If there is further information, I will get that to him. Thank you.

Question 56-19(2): Cantung Mine Surface Lease
Oral Questions

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The Speaker (Hon. Frederick Blake Jr) Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Minister. Colleagues, our time for oral questions has expired. Item 10, written questions. Item 11, returns to written questions. Item 12, replies to Commissioner's opening address. Item 13, petitions. Item 14, tabling of documents. Minister of Finance.

Tabled Document 16-19(2): Supplementary Estimates (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 3, 2019-2020 Tabled Document 17-19(2): Supplementary Estimates (Operations Expenditures), No. 4, 2019-2020
Tabling Of Documents

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Caroline Wawzonek Yellowknife South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I wish to table the following two documents, “Supplementary Estimates (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 3, 2019-2020,” and “Supplementary Estimates (Operations Expenditures), No. 4, 2019-2020.” Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Tabled Document 16-19(2): Supplementary Estimates (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 3, 2019-2020 Tabled Document 17-19(2): Supplementary Estimates (Operations Expenditures), No. 4, 2019-2020
Tabling Of Documents

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The Speaker (Hon. Frederick Blake Jr) Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Minister of Finance. Tabling of documents. Minister of Environment and Natural Resources.

Tabled Document 18-19(2): NWT Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program 2018/19 Project Results
Tabling Of Documents

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Shane Thompson Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I wish to table the following document: “NWT Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program 2018-2019 Project Results.” Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Tabled Document 18-19(2): NWT Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program 2018/19 Project Results
Tabling Of Documents

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The Speaker (Hon. Frederick Blake Jr) Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Minister. Tabling of documents. Member for Thebacha.

Tabled Document 19-19(2): Email from Sheri Beamish Vogt regarding Medical Travel Denial dated February 10, 2020 Tabled Document 20-19(2): Email from Minister of Health and Social Services regarding Medical Travel Denial and Escort Policy dated February 10, 2020 Tabled Document 21-19(2): Ministerial Policy, Department of Health and Social Services: Medical Travel - Escort Criteria Tabled Document 22-19(2): Ministerial Policy, Department of Health and Social Services: Medical Travel - Exceptions Tabled Document 23-19(2): Ministerial Policy, Department of Health and Social Services: Medical Travel - Appeal Process
Tabling Of Documents

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Frieda Martselos Thebacha

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I wish to table three documents: an email from the Thebacha constituency regarding medical travel escort denial; two, reply for the EA on behalf of the Minister Thom regarding the above constituent; and three, the Ministerial policy on medical travel escort criteria, exceptions, and the appeal process. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Tabled Document 19-19(2): Email from Sheri Beamish Vogt regarding Medical Travel Denial dated February 10, 2020 Tabled Document 20-19(2): Email from Minister of Health and Social Services regarding Medical Travel Denial and Escort Policy dated February 10, 2020 Tabled Document 21-19(2): Ministerial Policy, Department of Health and Social Services: Medical Travel - Escort Criteria Tabled Document 22-19(2): Ministerial Policy, Department of Health and Social Services: Medical Travel - Exceptions Tabled Document 23-19(2): Ministerial Policy, Department of Health and Social Services: Medical Travel - Appeal Process
Tabling Of Documents

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The Speaker (Hon. Frederick Blake Jr) Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Member for Thebacha. Tabling of documents. Item 15, notices of motion. Member for Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh.

Motion 2-19(2): Referral of Tabled Document 12-19(2): 2019-2023 Mandate of the Government of the Northwest Territories to Committee of the Whole
Notices Of Motion

February 11th, 2020

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Steve Norn Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh

Mahsi cho, Mr. Speaker. I give notice that, on Thursday, February 13, 2020, I will move the following motion: Now therefore I move, seconded by the Member for Hay River North, that Tabled Document 12-19(2), 2019-2023 Mandate of the Government of the Northwest Territories be referred to Committee of the Whole for consideration. And, Mr. Speaker, at the appropriate time, I will be seeking unanimous consent to deal with this motion today. Mahsi cho, Mr. Speaker