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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 O22-12(1): Implementation Of Beatty Report Recommendations In Relation To Constitutional Development In Western Arctic December 10th, 1991

Mr. Speaker, in the 11th Assembly, we commenced two things: the government established the review of government resulting in the Beatty report; and the Assembly set up a commission to look at constitutional development in the Western Arctic. I would like to ask the Government Leader if it is her intention to wait for that commission report dealing with constitutional arrangements in the West before she begins to reorganize all the government, which may be very severely impacted by that commission report?

Question O17-12(1): Undated Letter Of Resignation From Hon. John Pollard December 10th, 1991

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Would the Government Leader make a formal request to every Member of her cabinet to follow Mr. Pollard's example that they would, in fact, give her an undated letter of resignation?

Question O17-12(1): Undated Letter Of Resignation From Hon. John Pollard December 10th, 1991

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to ask the Government Leader, because I believe she needs to have this kind of clout in our kind of government -- would she tell this House whether other Members of her cabinet have taken Mr. Pollard's lead to give her an undated letter of resignation following Mr. Pollard's example?

Question O17-12(1): Undated Letter Of Resignation From Hon. John Pollard December 10th, 1991

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My question is to the Government Leader. I know Mr. Pollard is a man of his word because I served with him for four years. Would the Government Leader confirm that he did hand her his undated letter of resignation when he took his seat in the cabinet?

Question O4-12(1): Minister Calling For Resignation Of Director General, Diand December 9th, 1991

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My question is to the Government Leader. A week ago Mr. Morin made a public statement calling for the resignation of a very distinguished federal public servant, Mr. Stephen, who is the director general of DIAND in Yellowknife. It is my understanding of this case that the resignation that was being sought by the Minister was because this public servant had simply done his job as it was set down for him. Is it the policy of this government to allow Ministers to request the resignation of public servants simply because they are doing their job?

Concise Statement Of Government Leader December 9th, 1991

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to congratulate the Government Leader on a Minister's statement that is absolutely clear. It is full of wonderful short phrases that everyone could understand: If we cannot pay for it we better not buy it; we are in a difficult position, but we do not need to stay there; this is the local way of getting things done; it is fine to get things done; that is what the public wants and that is what the public deserves; that is what the government is committed to -- the delivery; now is the time for action; and so on.

I would like to remind the House that this is a consensus government. Although this has a platform that this government seems committed to deliver -- but in the spirit of consensus government it is my wholehearted belief that this will only succeed if, in fact, it gets the good will of all Members on this side of the House. For that reason, I hope these short, very easy-to-understand phrases do not mean that the Government Leader is committed to ramming through a program without proper debate, discussion, consideration and the proper input of ordinary Members on this side. It is a good start to have a Minister's statement that is clear and uses good English so that everybody has no doubt about what it means. Thank you.

Motion 12-12(1): Appointments To The Standing Committee On Rules, Procedures And Privileges, Carried November 15th, 1991

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker:

WHEREAS it is required by Rule 86 that a standing committee on rules, procedures and privileges be appointed;

NOW THEREFORE, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River, that Ms. Mike, Mr. Nerysoo, Mr. Pudluk and Mr. Zoe be appointed as Members of the standing committee on rules, procedures and privileges;

AND FURTHER, that Mr. Antoine, Mr. Lewis and Mr. Pudlat be named alternates to the standing committee on rules, procedures and privileges.

Motion 11-12(1): Appointments To The Standing Committee On Finance, Carried November 15th, 1991

Mr. Speaker, I would seek unanimous consent to deal with my motion today on the matter of appointments to the standing committee on rules, procedures and privileges.

Notice Of Motion 12-12(1): Appointments To The Standing Committee On Rules, Procedures And Privileges November 15th, 1991

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I give notice that on November 19, 1991, I will move the following motion: Now therefore, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River, Mr. Pollard, that Ms. Mike, Mr. Nerysoo, Mr. Pudluk and Mr. Zoe be appointed as Members of the standing committee on rules, procedures and privileges; and further, that Mr. Antoine, Mr. Lewis and Mr. Pudlat be named alternates to the standing committee on rules, procedures and privileges.

Mr. Speaker, I will be requesting, at the appropriate time, unanimous consent to deal with my motion today.