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Question 1074-19(2): Housing Expenditures in Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh
Oral Questions

Richard Edjericon Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. In the budgeted for -- or allocation for Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh riding is $3.4 million for public housing repairs. Can the Minister commit to working with Indigenous governments to talk about and negotiate contracts to promote apprenticeship training? Thank you.

Question 1074-19(2): Housing Expenditures in Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh
Oral Questions

Paulie Chinna Sahtu

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Absolutely, I would like to speak with the leadership of Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh. Apprenticeship is something that we highlight very strongly within the corporation. I am interested to see what our numbers would be like for the local housing authorities in each of those communities as well. And look at plans going forward. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 1074-19(2): Housing Expenditures in Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh
Oral Questions

The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Minister. Oral questions. Member for Great Slave.

Question 1075-19(2): Knowledge of Joint Venture and Indigenous Government
Oral Questions

March 31st, 2022

Katrina Nokleby Great Slave

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, my questions are for the Minister of Infrastructure. Does the Minister understand the difference between a joint venture and an Indigenous government? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 1075-19(2): Knowledge of Joint Venture and Indigenous Government
Oral Questions

The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Member for Great Slave. Minister responsible for Infrastructure.

Question 1075-19(2): Knowledge of Joint Venture and Indigenous Government
Oral Questions

Diane Archie Inuvik Boot Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I will take that on notice.

Question 1075-19(2): Knowledge of Joint Venture and Indigenous Government
Oral Questions

The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

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

Question 1076-19(2): Inuvik Wind Project
Oral Questions

Lesa Semmler Inuvik Twin Lakes

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, my questions are for the Minister of Infrastructure and also the Minister of Northwest Territories Power Corporation.

Can the Minister explain to me what policy process was used to negotiate the five-kilometre access road to the wind project, which was awarded to a consortium led by an Alberta company? Thank you.

Question 1076-19(2): Inuvik Wind Project
Oral Questions

The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes. Minister responsible for Infrastructure.

Question 1076-19(2): Inuvik Wind Project
Oral Questions

Diane Archie Inuvik Boot Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, the Northwest Territories Power Corporation follows a different procurement services than the GNWT. So, I mean, we brought that to Cabinet and Cabinet approved the work going forward with the business. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 1076-19(2): Inuvik Wind Project
Oral Questions

Lesa Semmler Inuvik Twin Lakes

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, this money was approved in the House by the Members and by processes, loopholes, it gets moved around, it gets moved to the Crown corporation led by our deputy ministers. So can the Minister explain the process in the negotiation to select -- that they used to select the contractors? Thank you.

Question 1076-19(2): Inuvik Wind Project
Oral Questions

Diane Archie Inuvik Boot Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The Member was cutting in and out there so I think I kind of understand what she's asking.

So the Power Corporation reached out to the Gwich'in and requested their business list and they provided that to the corporation, and that's where the bids went out. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 1076-19(2): Inuvik Wind Project
Oral Questions

Lesa Semmler Inuvik Twin Lakes

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, if this is a new policy or process that we are going to be moving money around to Crown corporations so we don't have to follow government procurement, can you provide me or this House with the copy of how that's done so that maybe all the other aboriginal groups can negotiate in the same way? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 1076-19(2): Inuvik Wind Project
Oral Questions

Diane Archie Inuvik Boot Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, we have done that in the past; we have worked with Tlicho government and some negotiated contracts for some of the work, which included some P3 projects and, you know, right now the Department of Finance is going through the procurement process so hopefully that would guide some directions on how this government goes forward on some contracts. Thanks.

Question 1076-19(2): Inuvik Wind Project
Oral Questions

The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Minister. Final supplementary, Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes.