Last in the Legislative Assembly September 1995, as MLA for Inuvik
Lost his last election, in 1995, with 42% of the vote.
Statements in the House
I just want to make a few comments that with the changes to the preamble and all the amendments to the act, a lot of the concerns that my colleagues, especially Mrs. Marie-Jewell, Mr. Antoine and myself had raised, and other comments regarding aboriginal rights and languages, et cetera, we are satisfied with the new proposed bill. I would like to thank the Minister, his staff, our legal counsel and everyone else who assisted in working out the amendments over the last few days. It was quite a task and I think everyone is fairly satisfied with the results. Thank you to everyone.
I move that clause 151 of Bill 25 be amended by adding the following after proposed subsection (5):
(6) The Minister shall, in accordance with the regulations, establish and maintain a register of organizations and the Minister shall consult with those organizations regarding
(a)the proposed contents of the regulations, and
(b)a draft of the regulations.
(7) An organization may request that the Minister places its name, address, phone number and telecopier number in the register and, in accordance with the regulations, the Minister shall place that information in the register.
Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I move that clause 151 of Bill 25 be amended by adding the following after proposed paragraph (4)(g):
(g.1)respecting the establishment and maintenance of a register pursuant to subsection 151(6);
I move that clause 151 of Bill 25 be amended by adding the following after proposed paragraph (1)(g):
(g.1)governing the requirements for consultation for the selection of a language of instruction;
Just to clarify that. So the responsibility for the program is with the Minister? Who is responsible for the education program? Not who delivers it, but who makes the decisions on the type of program that is delivered? Who makes the decisions on who is hired to deliver it? Who makes the decisions on which students are picked to go into the program?
Under section 118(2)(a), where there is reference to the delivery of a teacher education program, I would just like to know who will have the ultimate authority or the responsibility for the teacher education program? Is is the district education council or Arctic College?
Yes, I just want to state for the record under sections 118(1)(d), 118(1)(e), 118(1)(1) and 118(2)(b) where it refers to fees and tuition fees, that the rights of treaty rights and aboriginal rights are respected.
Mr. Chairman, I move that Bill 25 be amended by adding the following after clause 79:
79.1 Residents of the territories may, in accordance with the regulations, petition the Minister to establish an education district or alter the limits of one or more education districts to meet the needs of those residents.
Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I have a motion. I move that Bill 25 be amended by
(a)renumbering clause 61 as clause 58; and,
(b)adding the following after clause 58:
Language and Traditional Knowledge Instructors
59. Where no teacher is available, an education body may hire a person who is not a teacher to provide the instruction, as part of the education program, of an Official Language, other than English or French, where that person
(a)is fluent in that language;
(b)successfully completes a test for that language administered by the education body; and,
(c)receives orientation in teaching methods as provided by the education body.
60.(1) An education body may hire a person who is not a teacher to instruct or to assist in the instruction of local programs, including, but not limited to, land skills, art, crafts, local customs, local spirituality or other subjects of local cultural significance.
(2) A person hired pursuant to subsection (1) must, in the opinion of the education body, have the skills, knowledge or abilities required to instruct the subject matter of the local program he or she is hired to instruct.
Did we recommend approval of clause 44 then?
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