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Last in the Legislative Assembly October 2011, as MLA for Hay River North

Won his last election, in 2007, with 61% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Question 68-14(2): Medical Travel And Medivac Contracts February 28th, 2000

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, the delivery of Health and Social Services in the Northwest Territories involves many medivacs and travel for the delivery of health services, which translates into big dollars for airline companies. I was wondering if the Minister responsible for Health and Social Services could tell me how these airlines arrive at the contracts for medivacs and health travel?

Item 19: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters February 25th, 2000

Thank you Mr. Chairman. Are you saying there could still be an avenue open to investigate that type of a situation if one is suspected to exist?

Item 19: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters February 25th, 2000

Could the Minister tell me if he knows of any situation where the minimum downpayment was used to purchase a house and then, through negotiations with certain things happening where that minimum downpayment was applied to two different people but to the same house?

Question 56-14(2): New Bridge Construction In Hay River February 25th, 2000

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I would like to know from the Minister that when spring break-up comes and residents have to travel back and forth between Vale Island and the new town of Hay River, if it proves that people cannot get back and forth in an hour, and there is an easy solution as far as throwing a couple of culverts across the channel, and putting a gravel pad so people could drive across, would there be money and would the department be willing to look at that as an alternative? Thank you.

Question 56-14(2): New Bridge Construction In Hay River February 25th, 2000

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. There was an amount budgeted for putting in this bridge and when the call for proposals came back and the contracts came out, there was about a $400,000 savings from the amount that had been budgeted. Would the Minister confirm that for me please?

Question 56-14(2): New Bridge Construction In Hay River February 25th, 2000

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, seeing as we are asking questions of the Minister of Transportation, I do not want to get caught not saying anything. We have a situation in Hay River, as well, that is directly related to the Minister of Transportation.

As the Minister knows, we are putting a new bridge in Hay River. The department has made plans as far as handling traffic during the construction of the bridge. Could the Minister confirm that consultation has been done with the people involved in the Hay River area, and that the plans for the upcoming break-up in the spring have been designed to accommodate one lane traffic over the railroad bridge? Does he know how long that will be for? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 48-14(2): Decisions On Funding Allocation February 25th, 2000

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. When the program dealt and made these recommendations, they obviously felt the recommendations they were proposing were making the program far more equitable to all students.

This government chose to ignore those suggestions and instead are recommending a program that is far less equitable to all students. I am wondering if the Minister could justify the reasons for changing their minds?

Question 48-14(2): Decisions On Funding Allocation February 25th, 2000

My question is simply the past Social Programs Committee made recommendations that they felt would make the program far more equitable to all students. Is it correct to understand they were working well within their parameters, and the recommendations they were making were well within the ability of this government to act upon?

Question 48-14(2): Decisions On Funding Allocation February 25th, 2000

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. What I was asking was that the past Social Programs Committee had serious reservations about the changes that are being proposed here today and had subsequently recommended changes they felt might make the policy more equitable to all students. My question was, were these recommendations well within the ability of this government to act upon?

Question 48-14(2): Decisions On Funding Allocation February 25th, 2000

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. When the past Social Programs Committee had serious reservations about the changes you are proposing here today, and subsequently recommended that you make things more equitable for all students, they were making feasible suggestions. Suggestions that were well within the ability of this government to act upon. Is that correct?