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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

Question 373-12(6): Contractors Adhering To Local Hire Provisions November 8th, 1994

Thank you, Madam Speaker. Will he be seeking legal advice to see if he can renege on the contract since that same construction contractor has been terminated in Iqaluit, presumably for lack of performance as he did in Coral Harbour?

Question 373-12(6): Contractors Adhering To Local Hire Provisions November 8th, 1994

Thank you, Madam Speaker. My question is to the Minister responsible for the Housing Corporation. A very short preamble, Madam Speaker. I wrote a letter to the president of the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation requesting confirmation regarding Foxe Basin Construction that has been terminated during mid-construction in Iqaluit. That is the same construction company that we had a problem with in Coral Harbour last year, and they have been awarded another contract to do construction work in Coral Harbour this coming spring. They have been awarded that already. The Minister, himself, had a tele-conference with the mayor, deputy mayor and myself, discussing that issue because Coral Harbour is very adamant about not having this construction company back again. My question, Madam Speaker, is since there was a termination during the construction season in Iqaluit of that same company, what is the plan of the Minister?

I would like to rephrase that question. Will he still honour that contract that is being designated for Coral Harbour?

Committee Motion 74-12(6): To Provide Funds To Arctic Bay For Community Freezer, Carried November 7th, 1994

My specific question, Mr. Chairman, was is there a discussion between the Department of Economic Development and Renewable Resources to plan the feasibility of that facility?

Committee Motion 74-12(6): To Provide Funds To Arctic Bay For Community Freezer, Carried November 7th, 1994

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I don't have the five-year capital plan with me. I am not sure if that would come from Economic Development and Tourism or Renewable Resources. They can't seem to work independently and they can't seem to work together. Is there a five-year capital plan or at least talks within two departments that the meat processing plant may be built in Coral Harbour to harvest 4,000

animals for the purpose of marketing them? I hear that these 4,000 head could be consumed by two provinces very easily. I am very much interested in whether there are talks to have a more viable processing plant, not so much to make beef jerky, but more of a wholesale meat market, along with a tannery for the 4,000 hides. I think that would be very profitable for the government. Are there talks along those lines?

Bill 1: Appropriation Act, No. 1, 1995-96Committee Report 10-12(6): Report On The Review Of The 1995-96 Capital Estimates November 7th, 1994

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. These questions are not meant to be a preamble, but I wanted to get to the crunch of the matter with the capital estimates. It is neglected here. Was $1.25 arrived at after studying other markets, such as overseas or southern markets? Is it possible to have a federal inspector on site in Coral Harbour so that these can be commercially marketed and sold in the southern market? Is $1.25 a firm amount, of which we can't go beyond to make a profitable investment for the Development Corporation?

Bill 1: Appropriation Act, No. 1, 1995-96Committee Report 10-12(6): Report On The Review Of The 1995-96 Capital Estimates November 7th, 1994

(Translation) Thank you, Mr. Chairman. As long as the hunters of Coral Harbour don't harvest between 6,000 and 8,000 caribou, why is Economic Development or the NWT Development Corporation having a hard time setting up an agreement? What is the disagreement here when they are trying to deal with funds for this project?

Bill 1: Appropriation Act, No. 1, 1995-96Committee Report 10-12(6): Report On The Review Of The 1995-96 Capital Estimates November 7th, 1994

(Translation) Thank you, Mr. Chairman. So, how many caribou were they planning to gather? What was the agreed-to quota of animals that were going to be harvested? Thank you.

Bill 1: Appropriation Act, No. 1, 1995-96Committee Report 10-12(6): Report On The Review Of The 1995-96 Capital Estimates November 7th, 1994

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I'm the Member for Aivilik. (Translation) Can the Minister tell me why they can't finish this agreement?

Bill 1: Appropriation Act, No. 1, 1995-96Committee Report 10-12(6): Report On The Review Of The 1995-96 Capital Estimates November 7th, 1994

(Translation) Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I was going to ask a question when we were in clause by clause, but I am going to ask the question during general comments. For the sale of caribou, there were about 300 caribou that were going to be sold. This was a request. Last

year, Coral Harbour was told that money wasn't put aside for that. I want to ask a question with respect to the money that was going to be put aside for that purpose. Thank you.