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Last in the Legislative Assembly September 1995, as MLA for Yellowknife Centre

Won his last election, in 1991, with 32% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Question O64-l2(2): Wording Of Plebiscite Question February 18th, 1992

I was asked by a constituent to raise this question today, Mr. Speaker, but the Minister to whom I would like to address the question is not here, so I would like to address it to Mr. Kakfwi as the Minister responsible for constitutional development. This is a big issue in my constituency, Mr. Speaker. Has the plebiscite question, which we are expected to vote on sometime in the summer, been written?

Question O50-12(2): Inuvik Teachers Working To Rule February 17th, 1992

I do not intend to debate with the Minister but it is pretty clear that in the past that has not been the procedure, so I would like to ask the Minister: If this could be worked out amicably within the region, in the spirit of local control and so on, would he in fact have any difficulty in staying away from it and let it be sorted out locally?

Question O50-12(2): Inuvik Teachers Working To Rule February 17th, 1992

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. As far as in-service is concerned this has traditionally been worked out between the staff and the administration so that you can get some professional work done. There is nothing in the act which says this is a legislated thing. I would like to ask the Minister; Is there a reason for the denial of the use of the one and a half days of in-service which has normally always been worked out amicably? Is that because there has been a breakdown of communication between the local authority and the school, or between the administration and the school? I am talking about the superintendent or director in the school. Where is the breakdown, exactly?

Question O50-12(2): Inuvik Teachers Working To Rule February 17th, 1992

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to ask the Minister of Education this question. There has been so much confusion about what is going on in the school system in Inuvik, would the Minister explain to this House his understanding of why the teachers in Inuvik are, in fact, working to rule? Why are they doing it?

Question O42-12(2): Control Of Housing Corporation February 17th, 1992

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Is the Minister concerned that this shell that would continue to exist would really have no function since it will no longer be directed by a board?

Question O42-12(2): Control Of Housing Corporation February 17th, 1992

Since the corporation was established in 1975, I believe, simply because this structure would make it much easier to access various federal dollars at arm's length from the government for housing programs, will this new proposed structure still be able to access federal funds in the same way that the corporation was able to do since that was the original intention in setting it up?

Question O42-12(2): Control Of Housing Corporation February 17th, 1992

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This then, would provide centralization of the program. Could the Minister tell me whether the local housing authorities who operate under the current structure would also disappear?

Question O42-12(2): Control Of Housing Corporation February 17th, 1992

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. To the Minister of Housing. Since it is clearly his intention to get rid of the board of directors, this would mean that it would no longer be an arm's length agency. Would it be his intention, then, to put housing directly under the control of a Minister of this government?

Question O38-12(2): Equality Under Affirmative Action Program February 14th, 1992

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This is not a hypothetical thing but a particular case. Will the Minister confirm, when three or four people who are all within this affirmative action program apply for a job, maybe a native man or woman, a disabled person, or someone who has spent most of their life in the Territories and so on, although they all meet the basic requirements for that job and meet the standard, when an interview takes place the best candidate for that job will, in fact, get the job and there will be no one of those individuals who would be considered more affirmative than another one of those individuals?

Question O38-12(2): Equality Under Affirmative Action Program February 14th, 1992

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. In the absence of Mr. Kakfwi, who is responsible for Personnel, I would like to address my question to the Government Leader. It relates to the affirmative action policy. I have many constituents who ask me to give them some assistance in writing appeals on jobs they have applied for and have been turned down, even though they have been applying under the affirmative action

program. We have a whole group of people who are under the affirmative action program. Does this mean that all people within that group are considered equal and that they will get equal treatment when they try to seek employment?