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Last in the Legislative Assembly September 1995, as MLA for High Arctic

Won his last election, in 1991, with 39% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Question 415-12(6): Rate Of Pay For Inuit, Dene And French Interpreters November 10th, 1994

Thank you, Madam Speaker. All right then, would the Minister then tell me the different rates paid for each language interpreter group?

Question 415-12(6): Rate Of Pay For Inuit, Dene And French Interpreters November 10th, 1994

Madam Speaker, supplementary. Who is responsible for the contractors?

Question 415-12(6): Rate Of Pay For Inuit, Dene And French Interpreters November 10th, 1994

Thank you, Madam Speaker. My question is going to be directed to the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment. I read with interest the answer to my Written Question 6-12(6) with regard to the cost of having interpreters in this House. To me, it seems very expensive. I would like to ask the Minister, is there any difference in rates paid to Inuit, Dene and French contractors who interpret for us?

Member's Statement Re Remembrance Day November 10th, 1994

Thank you, Madam Speaker. I raised this issue before. Madam Speaker, once again I must raise a point of order. Yesterday, under the item tabling of documents, the Clerk, on page 2183 of unedited Hansard, indicated that he was tabling a response to a petition that was presented by Mr. Pudluk. I have had a chance to review the response and find that the petition was presented by Mr. Pudlat.

Madam Speaker, once again I am being named incorrectly in this House. I would appreciate it if all Members and staff would please stop embarrassing me and get my name correct. Thank you, Madam Speaker.

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Embarrassing Situation For Member For High Arctic November 10th, 1994

Thank you, Madam Speaker and colleagues. I opened the door. And I always give a little tip to the delivery man. He handed me the pizza and he said to me have you ever done any home cooking? It was very embarrassing to me and to my family. I thought the business people in town want to make money. I was really shocked that the delivery man said that to me. Thank you, Madam Speaker.

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Embarrassing Situation For Member For High Arctic November 10th, 1994

Thank you, Madam Speaker. I am going to make an unusual statement this morning. I have been coming here regularly since 1975 when I was elected as an MLA for High Arctic.

Since I started coming here, I have never had problems with getting food delivered to my room. When I was a Minister, I had a big house; four bedrooms and a kitchen. Since the government policy came up last April, I had to move out from my apartment. I had to find a place to stay when we were holding session in Yellowknife. So mostly I stay at Northern United Place. It has kitchen facilities. It has a sink and a two-burner stove. It doesn't have an oven in that apartment, so when I bring my family here I have to order food.

My kids really like pizza. We don't have pizza in Resolute Bay, so when they are in town, they order a lot of pizza. So last week, my kids ordered a pizza from the restaurant. The delivery man knocked on my door and I opened it.

Madam Speaker, I am going to run out of time. I seek unanimous consent to continue.

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

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I move that the Department of Renewable Resources start providing funds in the fiscal year 1995-96 for the replacement of the community freezer in Arctic Bay.

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 have comments on one community. I produced a letter about a week ago regarding the community freezer in Arctic Bay. I think today they don't have a community freezer because it has broken down. It was damaged by winds. If we were to fix the power, I think it would cost about $68,000, but this is a very old freezer and the motor is very old. I think it is over 30 years old. Also, there isn't enough room, especially in the summer. They have to store char, caribou meat and muktuk and other meats that have to be frozen, especially during the summer.

It doesn't seem to be so bothersome right now, because we can freeze our own meat, but if the climate was different, a lot of country food would be damaged. The population is growing and it seems to me they should get a bigger freezer. Since it is very old, we know for sure it is going to break down often, even if they repair it. It is also too small. This is a grave concern today. In this Renewable Resource budget activity, there isn't anything written down to replace the very old community freezer. The freezer is very useful and I think most communities have them. It is very convenient to have such freezers in the communities.

If they would use their finances more effectively, they could use one of the mines' ships to take a lot of goods into communities. There are a lot of hunters in that community and it is by the means of subsistence harvesting that they try to make money. There is limited employment in Arctic Bay. This is the means by which they try to make money, by harvesting caribou, char and beluga whales.

Therefore, Mr. Chairman, I would like to make a motion.

Question 343-12(6): Illegal Caribou Hunting November 4th, 1994

(Translation) Thank you, Madam Speaker. Supplementary to my question. I'm sure the hunters and trappers in my area can be blamed for mishaps when it comes to caribou hunting when outsiders hunt caribou in our area. Can the Minister of Renewable Resources inform the communities that hunting caribou might be illegal in some areas? Would the Minister inform the hunters and trappers, as well, about the consequences if illegal hunting of caribou occurs in a community? Thank you, Madam Speaker.

Question 343-12(6): Illegal Caribou Hunting November 4th, 1994

(Translation) Thank you, Madam Speaker. I would like to ask the Minister of Renewable Resources a question. In my constituency apparently there was a person who was trying to hunt a caribou in a Coast Guard helicopter in our waters. He was with a biologist at the time. I am wondering how many caribou this particular person caught. Does the Minister know anything about this? Thank you, Madam Speaker.