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

Lost his last election, in 1995, with 19% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Ministers' Statement 6-12(1): Seat Belt Usage December 10th, 1991

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to bring to Members' attention that seat belt usage in the Northwest Territories has increased this year to 68.9 per cent from the previous level of 39 per cent in 1990, and 10 per cent in 1989.

At the same time, fatalities in the Northwest Territories have dropped from the 1989 rate of 4.2 per 10,000 vehicles to a low of 1.5 per 10,000 vehicles at the end of 1990; a rate equal to the lowest in Canada.

I would encourage all residents of the Northwest Territories to buckle up in order to achieve the national objective of a 95 per cent seat belt usage rate by 1995. Combined with other safety measures, this will assist us in preventing the unnecessary deaths of the motorists and pedestrians who use our roadways. Qujannamiik.

Ministers' Statement 4-12(1): Committee For "the Arts From The Arctic Project" December 9th, 1991

Thank you, Mr. Speaker, and thank you, Members. As the Minister of Culture and Communications, I would like to draw your attention to some very special guests in our visitors' gallery today. They are from "The Arts from the Arctic Project" and they are the executive members of the national committee and multi-national steering committee. They are: Caroline Atuk-Derrick from the Institute of Alaska Native Arts; Ms. Gunhild Sara representing the Saami from Norway; Ms. Rose Marie Huuva for the Saami, Scandinavia; as well as the NWT representative, Mr. Dolphus Cadieux, in our gallery today.

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Mr. Speaker, as an international project the exhibition will include art from the indigenous artists of the five regions: Alaska, Canada, Greenland, USSR and Sapmi, Scandinavia. Each region has a national committee which co-ordinates efforts within each region to acquire and commission new works of art and produce a travelling exhibition. The final product will be an exhibition in each country with a representative selection of artwork from all regions.

The purpose, Mr. Speaker, of the project is to celebrate, highlight and expose the contemporary arts and crafts of the Arctic. Through programming of live culture performances, films and other presentations, co-operative and cultural exchanges will take place in each region. Finally, the artistic and cultural activities expressed in contemporary terms during the exhibitions will enhance a belief that these regions share a common background. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Notice Of Motion 20-12(1): Access To Information Legislation December 9th, 1991

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I seek consent to give an emergency statement.

Notice Of Motion 20-12(1): Access To Information Legislation December 9th, 1991

Mr. Speaker, I wish to seek unanimous consent to go back to Item 2, Ministers' statements.

Question O1-12(1): Winter Supply Road To Snare Lake December 9th, 1991

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I will be happy to supply the Member with the detailed information later on. Thank you.

Question O1-12(1): Winter Supply Road To Snare Lake December 9th, 1991

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. What we are trying to do is we are working together with the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs, the Housing Corporation and also any other agency that might be interested in shipping goods up to Snare Lake. What we are planning to do is work with the other departments. We would like to find a year, starting 1991-92, to ship items that are going to Snare Lake. We will co-ordinate those years with the other departments as well as other groups that might be interested in shipping goods to Snare Lake. Thank you.

Question O1-12(1): Winter Supply Road To Snare Lake December 9th, 1991

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I am told that part of the road that goes to Snare Lake used to be a private road built by Neptune and Colomac Mines. The department is planning to put in a road and is investigating whether the road will be feasible for the year 1991-92. The department is investigating if the winter road will be too expensive for our government to put it in every season. We are trying to find a more cost-effective way to keep the winter road open. We are looking at it so the winter road will alternate from year to year. Starting with the 1991-92 season, we will open the road every second year. That study is being looked at by my department.