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Last in the Legislative Assembly March 1999, as MLA for Keewatin Central

Won his last election, in 1995, with 82% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Bill 9: Supplementary Appropriation Act, No. 5, 1998-99 March 23rd, 1999

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Baffin South, that Bill 9, Supplementary Appropriation Act, No. 5, 1998-99, be read for the

second time. Mr. Speaker this bill makes supplementary appropriations for the Government of the NWT for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1999. Thank you.

Bill 13: An Act To Amend The Financial Administration Act March 23rd, 1999

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Baffin South, that Bill 13, An Act to Amend the Financial Administration Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 9: Supplementary Appropriation Act, No. 5, 1998-99 March 23rd, 1999

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Baffin South, that Bill 9, Supplementary Appropriation Act, No. 5, 1998-99 be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Tabled Document 11-13(7): Northwest Territories Public Utilities Board Annual Report 1998 March 23rd, 1999

If I may, Mr. Speaker, I wish also to table the following document entitled Northwest Territories Public Utilities Board Annual Report 1998. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Tabled Document 10-13(7): Northwest Territories Liquor Commission 44th Annual Report March 23rd, 1999

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I have two documents I wish to table today. I wish to table the following document entitled Northwest Territories Liquor Commission 44th Annual Report.

Question 33-13(7): Compensation For Non-union Employees March 23rd, 1999

I am assuming that my honourable colleague means the employees that have left the employ of the government and are either living in the south or a few of them who might be living in the north. I will look into that, but we are paying all of our employees who are currently working for the government that are non-unionized that fall under the pay equity category as we speak. Thank you.

Question 33-13(7): Compensation For Non-union Employees March 23rd, 1999

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. We did give, recently we approved money on the pay equity side for the non-unionized employees that currently work for the government and we are reviewing the other aspects for those who no longer work for the government who were non-unionized as to whether or not we should pay them. We have not made that decision at this time and I will try to do that before I leave the office next week. Thank you.

Question 32-13(7): Classification Of Registered Nurses March 23rd, 1999

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I had the answers to those questions with me earlier but I cannot seem to find them. Given that it is a technical question in particular, as it relates to the Hay Plan, et cetera, I would beg my honourable colleague's indulgence. I apologize to him. I am afraid I have to take the question as notice. Sorry.

Item 19: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters March 22nd, 1999

Thank you, Madam Chair. On my immediate left is Rebecca Veinott, Legislative Council with the Legislative Division. Of course, on my immediate right is Mr. Bargery.

Item 19: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters March 22nd, 1999

Thank you, Madam Chairperson. Very brief opening remarks concerning this bill. The amendments being proposed in this bill authorize the Public Utilities Board to enter into joint division with a Public Utilities Board of another jurisdiction.

It further ensures that the joint division of the two Public Utilities Boards can exercise all the duties and powers of the board.

This bill, along with the Northwest Territories Power Corporation Division Measures Act and the Nunavut Power Utilities Statutes Amendment Act, provide the legislative framework necessary to implement the Transition Agreement between the Northwest Territories and Nunavut with respect to the operation of the Northwest Territories Power Corporation.

It ensures the corporation will continue to be regulated in both Nunavut and the Northwest Territories during the transitional period and that this regulation will be done jointly by both territories. Thank you.