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Last in the Legislative Assembly March 1999, as MLA for Baffin South

Won his last election, in 1995, with 33% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Bill 7: Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act, 1999 March 16th, 1999

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I give notice that on Thursday, March 18, 1999, I will move that Bill 7, Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act, 1999, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 5: Nunavut Power Utilities Statutes Amendment Act March 16th, 1999

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I give notice that on Thursday, March 18, 1999, I will move that Bill 5, Nunavut Power Utilities Statutes Amendment Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 3: Legal Registries Division Measures Act, 1999 March 16th, 1999

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I give notice on Thursday, March 18, 1999, I will move that Bill 3, Legal Registries Division Measures Act, 1999, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 2: Nunavut Statutes Amendment Act, 1999 March 16th, 1999

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I give notice that on Thursday, March 18, 1999, I will move that Bill 2, Nunavut Statutes Amendment Act, 1999, be read for the first time. Thank you.

Tabled Document 2-13(7): Letters From The President Of Nti Regarding Consultations On Proposed Nunavut Legislative Initiatives March 16th, 1999

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I wish to table two letters from Mr. Jose Kusugak, President of NTI, regarding consultations on the proposed Nunavut Statutes Amendment Act, 1999 and the Nunavut Power Utilities Statutes Amendment Act. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 18-13(7): Update On Down Payment Program March 16th, 1999

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would have to check the criteria on that, which I do not have. If there was one, it would be a minimal residency requirement. I will supply the proper information to the Member. Thank you.

Question 18-13(7): Update On Down Payment Program March 16th, 1999

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This program targeted all sorts of individuals including attracting new residents of the Northwest Territories, especially those that are moving up here or would like to move up here to work in the diamond mines, for example. We were concerned, partly, about the fly-in/fly-out workers and we would rather that they stayed up here to work here, pay taxes here, et cetera. We also wanted to give individuals from the north who have moved to other communities a chance to buy homes in those other communities. Thank you.

Question 18-13(7): Update On Down Payment Program March 16th, 1999

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Several weeks after we introduced the program, we gave an update to MLAs on the status of those statistics and would be prepared to do that once again for all Members. Thank you.

Question 17-13(7): Down Payment Assistance Program March 16th, 1999

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The program we are talking about now is called the Minimum Down Payment Assistance Program that is different from what we call the Expanded Down Payment Assistance Program, and the EDAP are for first-time homeowners. This particular program is more open. This program allows individuals, even though they have owned homes before, to apply and to help them put a down payment on a home. The other criteria that we left open also, was the income was not a factor. Thank you.

Question 17-13(7): Down Payment Assistance Program March 16th, 1999

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. On an individual basis for the western Arctic, the western Northwest Territories, the allowance was $10,000 per applicant and for Nunavut is $15,000 per applicant. Thank you.