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oral question 871-19(2): Cold Weather Testing
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Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Merci, Monsieur le President. And I want to apologize to the Minister in catching her a little bit cold-footed. But I guess I've had some concerns raised with me about whether we do actually have any criteria for the use of the airport.

One time in the early 1980s, this government actually took a principled stand against cruise missile testing in our territory, and I understand that this is a military weapon that is actually being tested at the airport. So can the Minister commit, if there is no criteria, to actually develop a set of criteria for a cold-weather testing at our airport? Merci, Mr. Speaker.

oral question 871-19(2): Cold Weather Testing
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Diane Archie Inuvik Boot Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I can look and get back to the Member if we do have requirements. I do want to make note that I was told that the helicopter's not armed, if that makes the Member feel any better, or the city. But I can look into it and just maybe determine how much work is involved in actually coming up with this policy. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

oral question 871-19(2): Cold Weather Testing
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The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Minister. Oral questions. Member for Monfwi.

oral question 872-19(2): Relocation Costs
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Weyallon-Armstrong

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Okay, this is for the department of Finance.

To date, how much money has the GNWT spent on relocation costs to hire non-NWT residents for employment in school within the last five years?

oral question 872-19(2): Relocation Costs
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The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Member for Monfwi. Minister responsible for Finance.

oral question 872-19(2): Relocation Costs
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Caroline Wawzonek Yellowknife South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I don't have that number here. I will go back to the department and see what information we can pull, what data we can pull. Thank you.

oral question 872-19(2): Relocation Costs
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The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Minister. Oral questions. Member for Monfwi. Oral questions. Member for Yellowknife North.

oral question 872-19(2): Relocation Costs
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Rylund Johnson Yellowknife North

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The federal government, after a series of review, recommended best practices for Crown corporations was to not have public servants sit on their board. The federal government passed a number of recommendations.

In our own situation, I think it's very likely that our Power Corp will be asking for a rate increase to the Public Utilities Board, and I really think it confuses the issue of whether we are responsible for rate increases, or whether the Power Corp is, when the board is made up entirely of deputy ministers.

So my question for the Minister responsible for Northwest Territories Power Corporation is when are we going to remove the deputy ministers from the Power Corp board? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

oral question 872-19(2): Relocation Costs
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The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Member for Yellowknife North. Minister responsible for the Northwest Territories Power Corporation.

oral question 873-19(2): Board of Directors of Northwest Territories Power Corporation
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December 7th, 2021

Rylund Johnson Yellowknife North

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The federal government, after a series of review, recommended best practices for Crown corporations was to not have public servants sit on their board. The federal government passed a number of recommendations.

In our own situation, I think it's very likely that our Power Corp will be asking for a rate increase to the Public Utilities Board, and I really think it confuses the issue of whether we are responsible for rate increases, or whether the Power Corp is, when the board is made up entirely of deputy ministers.

So my question for the Minister responsible for Northwest Territories Power Corporation is when are we going to remove the deputy ministers from the Power Corp board? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

oral question 873-19(2): Board of Directors of Northwest Territories Power Corporation
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The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Member for Yellowknife North. Minister responsible for the Northwest Territories Power Corporation.

oral question 873-19(2): Board of Directors of Northwest Territories Power Corporation
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Diane Archie Inuvik Boot Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, you know, the board of directors, yes, they are made up of deputy ministers within the government, and we are doing a review of the Northwest Territories corporation.

The Territorial Hydro Corporation Act states that the board of directors of the Northwest Territories Powers is designated as the board for the power, the hydro corporation. The work that we're doing is looking into the review of what does this consist of, how much it would cost and, yes, that's what we're doing. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

oral question 873-19(2): Board of Directors of Northwest Territories Power Corporation
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Rylund Johnson Yellowknife North

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Perhaps the Minister can provide the House with an update of when that review is expected to be complete.

oral question 873-19(2): Board of Directors of Northwest Territories Power Corporation
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Diane Archie Inuvik Boot Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, that work is ongoing. The government's review is going to take time. We are hoping for the session right after the New Year. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

oral question 873-19(2): Board of Directors of Northwest Territories Power Corporation
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The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Minister. Oral questions. Member for Frame Lake.