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Last in the Legislative Assembly October 2011, as MLA for Mackenzie Delta

Lost his last election, in 2015, with 13% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Question 85-13(3): Payment For Outstanding Invoices On School Project March 27th, 1996

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. In the future, hopefully we won't run into this sort of instance again where an issue takes two years to proceed, with regard to a financial obligation in which there's hardship generated to the opposite party, especially with large amounts of funds in the $200,000 range which could probably be used better elsewhere by the other party. Hopefully the department can somehow streamline its procedures on how it conducts itself through these negotiations and make sure that those avenues are clarified, and not be allowed to run its course of almost a two-year process.

Question 85-13(3): Payment For Outstanding Invoices On School Project March 27th, 1996

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My question was, being the Minister seemed to have overlooked the last question about interest, and I just wanted to make him aware that there is a commitment within the memorandum they have signed with the party, that there will be interest charges, 20 days after submission of this invoice.

Question 85-13(3): Payment For Outstanding Invoices On School Project March 27th, 1996

My last question is regarding interest. I was looking at the memorandum, in subsection 12, where it

clearly states that payments later than 20 days after the scheduled date of submission, interest charges will be added to those bills.

Question 85-13(3): Payment For Outstanding Invoices On School Project March 27th, 1996

Would that also include interest on those outstanding amounts, dating back to 1994?

Question 85-13(3): Payment For Outstanding Invoices On School Project March 27th, 1996

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I'll redirect my question to the Minister of Public Works, with regard to the outstanding bill that is presently ... I was going to say hopefully dealt with, but nothing has been done to date with regard to the amounts in which there has been a memorandum in place since 1994 for this project; yet, to date, it's costing the Gwich'in Tribal Council somewhere in the area of $230,000 which they've paid to date to do this work, yet they have not received any funds. How soon can they expect payment on these outstanding invoices?

Question 84-13(3): Status Of Cost Analysis Re Arctic College Programs Transfer March 27th, 1996

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My question is to the Premier with regard to being the former Minister of Public Works of the previous government. This is regarding an outstanding bill for $200,000 with the Gwich'in Tribal Council for work they have done on pilings of the old Chief Julius School. A memorandum was signed by his department in 1994 and the bill for the project is still outstanding. What is going to be done about that?

Question 81-13(3): Funding For Tl'oondih Healing Camp March 27th, 1996

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Could I have the Minister allow me access to information which pertains to rates which are being paid to the other facilities and also what the different rates are for? Are they for a contribution or a per them rate? Thank you.

Question 81-13(3): Funding For Tl'oondih Healing Camp March 27th, 1996

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. You're saying that there's a difference between government facilities and private facilities, yet you do have a per them rate for private facilities, don't you?

Question 81-13(3): Funding For Tl'oondih Healing Camp March 27th, 1996

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My question is to the Minister of Social Services with regard to treatment facilities in the Northwest Territories such as the Baffin Regional Treatment Centre, the treatment centre in Hay River, Northern Addictions Services program in Yellowknife and Delta House, which are presently all funded by the Government of the Northwest Territories. There has been a program established in my riding called the Tl'oondih Healing Camp which is 18 miles south of Fort McPherson. At the present time, it is the only program in the Northwest Territories which is not funded by the Government of the Northwest Territories on the same basis as the other treatment facilities. Will the Minister assure me that this program will be funded on the same basis as the other programs in the North?

Question 59-13(3): Difficulties Marketing NWT Arts And Crafts March 26th, 1996

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My question today is for the Minister of Economic Development and Tourism with regard to marketing of products which are presently run and operated by the government, especially with regard to the Fort McPherson Canvas Shop where the bags that they produce and other items are pretty well-known; also, the Aklavik Fur Shop which presently produces fur items such as fur hats, coats and other things. I've been hounded by an individual from southern Canada, who is looking at the possibility of marketing a lot of these products in the United States to large companies such as Wal-Mart and other companies which deal with the marketing of products. He seems to be having a real problem with the department's staff here in Yellowknife, especially in the area of marketing. Could the Minister assist me in this area, to see exactly what the problem is with marketing? Do they have a strategy in place for how they market these products today? It is a Government of the Northwest Territories product which is produced through the different corporations or established under the government.

Also with regard to an article I read by Cece McCauley on the selling of crafts in which the government seemed to have a real problem with running a craft shop. Also, marketing of handicrafts such as this coat which was made in Mr. Kakfwi's riding by Judy Lafferty, and other ladies up and down the valley who make an effort to sew in their own time and sell these products; what the possibility of generating employment would be by marketing this stuff in the Northwest Territories, southern Canada and wherever the market is. I see that there has been a real initiative made by the department to look into that. If the Minister can respond to my question of do they have a marketing strategy in place and how are they implementing it.