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Last in the Legislative Assembly September 1995, as MLA for Nunakput

Won her last election, in 1991, by acclaimation.

Statements in the House

Question 640-12(7): Purchasing And Tendering Policies Of Health Boards June 16th, 1995

Mr. Speaker, because I am not knowledgable of every little thing that a board would do, I answered the question in the way that I did, but the intent is that when the Government of the Northwest Territories funds a board, such as a health board, it is expected that the policy and guidelines that are set by this government are to be followed. Thank you.

Question 640-12(7): Purchasing And Tendering Policies Of Health Boards June 16th, 1995

Mr. Speaker, the health boards, as with other boards that are funded by the coffers of the Government of the Northwest Territories, are expected to follow

the policies of the Government of the Northwest Territories. Thank you.

Question 638-12(7): Assistance For Widows On Social Assistance June 16th, 1995

Mr. Speaker, yes, I will commit to do that.

Question 638-12(7): Assistance For Widows On Social Assistance June 16th, 1995

Mr. Speaker, the honourable Member is quite correct about the process of determining additional social assistance requirements, as they relate to widows' pensions. Mr. Speaker, at this point in time, the department is not evaluating or looking into this area of pensions or social assistance. However, I will bring it to the attention of the department for our planning process. Perhaps this is an area we can look into to see if people are being fairly treated. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 637-12(7): Responsibility For Costs Incurred Under Mars Agreement June 16th, 1995

Mr. Speaker, I believe that question can be more appropriately answered by the Minister responsible, Mr. Morin.

Question 636-12(7): Assistance To Seniors Reporting Income June 16th, 1995

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The Department of Health and Social Services is actively looking at that issue. I don't have an updated report at this time, but I will commit to get an updated report on where we are with that issue and provide it to the Member. Thank you.

Question 632-12(7): Reduction To Fee-for-service Payments To Doctors June 16th, 1995

Mr. Speaker, these negotiations are presently under way and in those discussions, we're aiming at target reductions. As everyone is aware, the overall availability of funds to this government for social programs for the residents of the

Northwest Territories is under scrutiny. I'm sure in the discussions with the medical profession representatives, some of these issues will fall out of those discussions. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 632-12(7): Reduction To Fee-for-service Payments To Doctors June 16th, 1995

Mr. Speaker, the Department of Health and Social Services has set a target reduction of $1 million and, presently, the department is in negotiation with the representative medical society dealing with that issue. Mr. Speaker, as well, we've also indicated to the representatives of the medical profession that there may be other issues they may be able to suggest to us where there can be additional target reductions. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 630-12(7): Inequities In Division Process June 16th, 1995

Mr. Speaker, I know that, in the discussions with Mr. Irwin, he continually brings up the issue of the consensus of what the west wants. There are varying opinions by region on what that should be. However, I know that the honourable Member is suggesting -- and I should correct it as this is not correct -- that the Nunavut Implementation Commission is deriving its legislative authority through the federal government and some kind of process and that there should be some equivalency on this side, in the west.

Mr. Speaker, I will try to continue to approach the subject with the Minister responsible, Minister Irwin, on that inequity, and we will continue to work with the various groups in the western Arctic to try to come up with a consensus on working together to try to get the support from Mr. Irwin; he feels that consensus is imperative in order for him to support any kind of initiative that I would suggest on behalf of this government. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.