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Last in the Legislative Assembly September 1995, as MLA for Hay River

Won his last election, in 1991, by acclaimation.

Statements in the House

Bill 34: Supplementary Appropriation Act, No. 1, 1995-96 June 22nd, 1995

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Nunakput, that Bill 34, Supplementary Appropriation Act, No. 1, 1995-96, be read for the third time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 687-12(7): Improvements To Banking Services In Nwt June 22nd, 1995

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I think as most Members know, the co-op movement in the Northwest Territories, for many years, has wanted to start up a credit union in the Northwest Territories. They indicated originally that they had some seed money, they had $1 million that they wanted to put into that particular venture, and they required some $5 million or $6 million from us, money that we didn't have. We made arrangements for the co-op to meet with the federal Minister. I can't recall the Minister's title right now, Mr. Speaker, but there meetings with the federal government. The federal government was not really keen on the idea, they were expressing lack of funds as well. But the co-op kept going and kept pushing and kept meeting and so on. The latest information I have is that Mr. Todd is actively working with

them right now and believes that it may come to a good resolution. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 687-12(7): Improvements To Banking Services In Nwt June 22nd, 1995

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, there has been considerable progress made over the last couple of years. We've seen more automated teller machines in the larger communities. We've seen arrangements made between certain banks and certain stores in the Northwest Territories with regard to debit cards. A major bank is moving into two more communities in the Northwest Territories: the Royal Bank is going into Rankin Inlet and Cambridge Bay. There has been some progress made with regard to putting people who are dealing with Mr. Morin's Housing Corporation and require bank assistance, bank mortgaging, in contact with banks. We've seen good progress made in those areas.

Of course, I think Mr. Todd is actively looking right now at the co-op application they have in for assistance for a credit union. So I think there's not been as much as we would have liked, but certainly some steady progress, Mr. Speaker. Thank you.

Question 675-12(7): High Cost Of Infant Formulas In Eastern Arctic June 22nd, 1995

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, if there is a problem in this regard, I would suggest that those mothers, if they are unable to provide that formula to the baby, should see Social Services. Mr. Speaker, that probably is not the long-term answer to this particular problem. I think we see, across the Arctic, the price of food is outrageous in some of the communities. We recognize that the high prices are extremely difficult for people who are not on a fixed income or are young single mothers. In the interim, if we could direct those people to see Social Services to get

some assistance, I am sure they will look at a longer term strategy in this regard. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Committee Motion 80-12(7): To Amend Schedule Of Bill 34, Carried June 21st, 1995

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Chairman, I move that the schedule to Bill 34 be amended by:

(a) increasing the amount set out opposite Part I, Vote 2, item 3, by $221,000 from $0 to $221,000;

(b) increasing the amount set out opposite Part I, Vote 2, item 8, by $389,300 from $2,361,000 to $2,750,300; (c) increasing the amount set out opposite Part I, Vote 2, item 9, by $6,999,000 from $864,000 to $7,863,000; (d) increasing the amount set out opposite Part I, Vote 2, Total Capital by $7,609,300 from $30,711,000 to $38,320,300;

(e) increasing the amount set out opposite Part II, Vote 1, item 2, by $887,500 from $4,745,000 to $5,632,500;

(f) increasing the amount set out opposite Part II, Vote 1, item 3, by $294,000 from $0 to $294,000;

(g) increasing the amount set out opposite Part II, Vote 1, item 4, by $147,000 from $0 to $147,000;

(h) increasing the amount set out opposite Part II, Vote 1, item 6, by $24,200 from $0 to $24,200;

(i) increasing the amount set out opposite Part II, Vote 1 , item 8, by $428,000 from $(291,000) to $137,400; (j) increasing the amount set out opposite Part II, Vote 1, item 9, by $14,714,500 from $0 to $14,714,500;

(k) item 10, by $7,354,100 from $0 to $7,354,100;

(l) item 11, by $458,700 from $532,000 to $990,700;

(m) increasing the amount set out opposite Part II, Vote 1, Total Operations and Maintenance, by $24,308,400 from $192,000 to $25,500,400; and,

(n) increasing the amount set out opposite Total Supplementary Appropriations in Parts I and II by $31,917,700 from $31,903,000 to $63,820,700.

Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

Bill 34: Supplementary Appropriation Act, No. 1, 1995-96 June 21st, 1995

Mr. Chairman, I will have to get that information and bring it back to the Member. I don't have it on hand. Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

Bill 34: Supplementary Appropriation Act, No. 1, 1995-96 June 21st, 1995

Mr. Chairman, normally, when something like this is built, the land around it is repaired or put back after. I see that there is $59,000 left for this particular project, and I am advised that the final warranty work will not be completed until the spring. I don't know if that is specifically to complete the landscaping, Mr. Chairman. Thank you.

Bill 34: Supplementary Appropriation Act, No. 1, 1995-96 June 21st, 1995

Mr. Chairman, it's going to be Gjoa Haven, Pelly Bay and Arctic Bay for construction of access roads by those communities. Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

Bill 34: Supplementary Appropriation Act, No. 1, 1995-96 June 21st, 1995

Mr. Chairman, I am sorry. I didn't hear. Is that where it is coming from or where it is going to go? Thank you.