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Last in the Legislative Assembly February 1995, as MLA for Aivilik

Won his last election, in 1991, with 35% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Bill 2: An Act To Amend The Apprenticeship And Trade Certification Act February 16th, 1995

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Just a short comment. Other problems that we sometimes face is after the trainee from the Northwest Territories receives the certification of any trade, whether it's electrical or otherwise. When the trainee seeks a job with the industry in the north, there is sometimes reluctance on the part of some foremen or project managers who have received certification and experience from jurisdictions outside of the Northwest Territories to hire tradesmen who have just received their certification in the NWT. I guess my concern here is I think we should, at some time -- not right now in this bill, but at sometime in the future -- start looking at the appeal system when the particular graduate is accepted for a position that he has been trained and certified for in the Northwest Territories. That's just a short comment I wanted to make, Mr. Chairman. Qujannamiik.

Committee Motion 19-12(7): To Amend Bill 7, Carried February 16th, 1995

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. On section 2(b), I just need clarification. It reads, "Proof of compliance with the laws of the jurisdiction." Does that mean you can actually have this bill governing those who are operating in Winnipeg; ACL, for example? Can you actually have ACL saying that they only have to comply with the Manitoba jurisdiction? I need the interpretation.

Bill 5: An Act To Amend The Maintenance Act February 16th, 1995

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I guess I see the difference: In the area of common-law spouse, from the time they separate up to two years, these limitations would apply; however, in the case of married couples, not the separation but the divorce would apply. I guess my point here is if you were married, it seems to give you more time because sometimes divorce takes years and not right after the separation. Am I correct in that?

Bill 5: An Act To Amend The Maintenance Act February 16th, 1995

Mr. Chairman, in the area of limitation -- I don't know my law very well -- does this two years also apply to married couples?

Question 82-12(7): Glo Positions In Communities February 16th, 1995

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Supplementary, this is a little bit upsetting, Mr. Speaker, so you will have to bear with me. I think I heard, in the past, that we agreed to create divisional boards if standards for education were kept up; that is a policy of the Department of Education, we will transfer some other responsibility to the other communities in the area of education, as long as we keep the employment standards and security of the employees so that they are respected and they are accommodated for their employment. Why can't this kind of respect be shown to the GLOs who have been serving

the community for a long, long time and have very important responsibilities?

Question 82-12(7): Glo Positions In Communities February 16th, 1995

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Since these new arrangements that the Minister is talking about are now being looked at, I would like to ask the Minister...Another concern too, Mr. Speaker, there are anxieties being built up that some GLO positions will be cut in half. There are some other rumours, too. Wouldn't it make more sense to explore new sources of funding for GLOs in each community before causing anxiety and uncertainty by giving lay-off notices to all your employees.

Question 82-12(7): Glo Positions In Communities February 16th, 1995

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Supplementary to the same Minister. The Premier said yesterday that as we speak, other such arrangements are being looked at in other communities. My supplementary question is who is leading the initiative to make sure that the department, which needs these people to work, is contributing to the wages of GLOs? Who is responsible for this initiative?

Question 82-12(7): Glo Positions In Communities February 16th, 1995

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Due to the urgency of the issue which my previous question related to, I would like to ask the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, who is also going to be the Minister responsible for social services some time in April. My question, of course, is similar to what I asked who I thought was the Deputy Premier; but he is only representing her in her absence. Mr. Speaker, in my preamble I said -- referring to Mr. Patterson's question yesterday -- that in two communities it has been ruled out that social services will be now paying for half of GLO positions, allowing these positions to be full-time. My question is in which two communities have these arrangement been worked out?

Question 77-12(7): Glo Positions In Communities February 16th, 1995

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. In the absence of the Premier, I would like to ask the Deputy Premier, yesterday in the House, the Premier stated in response to a question by Mr. Patterson that in two communities, it has been ruled out that Social Services will be now paying for half of GLO positions, allowing these positions to be full time. My question to the Deputy Premier is in which two communities have these arrangements been worked out?

Written Question 2-12(7): Distribution Of Caribou Meat From Southampton Herd November 14th, 1994

Madam Speaker, I have another written question to the same Minister regarding the distribution of caribou meat from the Southampton herd.

When culling a caribou herd, the hunters do not like to leave meat to waste. It is also not politically wise to waste meat in light of the European view of the fur industry. As the Minister of Economic Development has indicated, we do have fully developed markets for wild meat to allow for all of the Southampton herd cull to be sold. However, there are many people in the NWT who are on social assistance who could benefit from free meat. As well, there are many institutions in the NWT: hospitals, correctional centres, seniors' facilities, which could benefit from this meat.

Will the Premier commit the government departments to working together to find a way to get the caribou meat from the Southampton herd reduction to these institutions and people who can use it? Thank you, Madam Speaker.