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Question 561-19(2): Waste Water Testing
Oral Questions

Page 1997

The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Member for Frame Lake. Oral questions. Member for Hay River South.

Question 562-19(2): Housing Units in Hay River
Oral Questions

February 12th, 2021

Page 1997

Rocky Simpson Hay River South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I have questions for the Minister of the Housing Corporation. Can the Minister confirm when Hay River can expect more public housing units? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 562-19(2): Housing Units in Hay River
Oral Questions

Page 1997

The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Member for Hay River South. Minister responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation.

Question 562-19(2): Housing Units in Hay River
Oral Questions

Page 1997

Paulie Chinna Sahtu

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Right now, the Housing Corporation is in the process of constructing market housing units. That is an RCMP initiative. Presently we don't have any future public housing units to be allocated for the community of Hay River, but in result, we are working with the homelessness strategy in the community and looking at finding long-term solutions. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 562-19(2): Housing Units in Hay River
Oral Questions

Page 1997

Rocky Simpson Hay River South

Hay River is in dire need of housing for single families, for single people, for larger families. People have been on the waiting list for up to three years. We have to look, I guess, outside of the box on this and figure out how to get more housing in there. Is the Minister willing to consider talking to and using the private sector to build housing that could then be leased back or used for public housing?

Question 562-19(2): Housing Units in Hay River
Oral Questions

Page 1997

Paulie Chinna Sahtu

I appreciate the Member's comment. Looking at this approach is different, and I would like to look at unique opportunities throughout the Northwest Territories. If we have an opportunity with private sector, I would like to take a look at that. Also, just looking at the City of Yellowknife, we do hold a number of leases already within the apartments that are established here. I would like to follow up with the Member. I am quite interested in that approach.

Question 562-19(2): Housing Units in Hay River
Oral Questions

Page 1997

Rocky Simpson Hay River South

Right now we have a high-rise in Hay River with 122 apartments, and I am not sure if there is something that we can do to get that up and running. It would alleviate some of the housing concerns in Hay River and help out the Housing Corporation. Can the Minister confirm where we may be with making any head way working with the owner to get that operational again?

Question 562-19(2): Housing Units in Hay River
Oral Questions

Page 1997

Paulie Chinna Sahtu

The Hay River high-rise is a collaborative approach throughout the government departments. Right now we do have an initiative that we have spoken with the management of the high-rise in looking at a possible co-investment fund application and how we are going to be working with that applicant to make sure that that application is successful.

Question 562-19(2): Housing Units in Hay River
Oral Questions

Page 1997

The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Minister. Oral questions. Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes.

Question 563-19(2): Affirmative Action Policy and Summer Student Employment
Oral Questions

Page 1997

Lesa Semmler Inuvik Twin Lakes

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I have one question for the Premier and, if I get the answer that I am looking for, then I won't have any further questions. Would the Premier have the discussion with all of her Cabinet colleagues to ensure that their departments follow the Affirmative Action Policy this summer and every summer after for the GNWT summer student program? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 563-19(2): Affirmative Action Policy and Summer Student Employment
Oral Questions

Page 1997

The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes. Honourable Premier.

Question 563-19(2): Affirmative Action Policy and Summer Student Employment
Oral Questions

Page 1997

Caroline Cochrane Range Lake

Mr. Speaker, that is probably the easiest answer. We have been having those conversations at our table on a regular basis, so yes, I will absolutely commit to having that conversation. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 563-19(2): Affirmative Action Policy and Summer Student Employment
Oral Questions

Page 1997

The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Honourable Premier. No further questions. Oral questions. Member for Hay River South.

Question 564-19(2): Extended and Long-Term Care in Hay River
Oral Questions

Page 1997

Rocky Simpson Hay River South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I have a question for the Minister of health. I have a number of constituents getting a hold of me, talking about the new extended care facility slated for Hay River. I would just like the Minister to provide an update of where we are at with that so I can report back to my constituents. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 564-19(2): Extended and Long-Term Care in Hay River
Oral Questions

Page 1997

The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Member for Hay River South. Minister of Health and Social Services.