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November 5th, 2020
Assembly debate
Page 1704
Oral Questions

Caroline Cochrane

Question 480-19(2): Addressing Systemic Racism  I also see that a lot in various portfolios I've had with this program and also as being a Regular MLA. The most effective way of reaching out is to work through your MLA. Your MLAs, that is their job to bring concerns of the constituents to the government but also work with the

November 5th, 2020
Assembly debate
Page 1704
Oral Questions

Caroline Cochrane

Question 480-19(2): Addressing Systemic Racism  I'd like to start by saying that, when I heard the story from the Member about how another jurisdiction had kind of slipped in, I've always said that, throughout my term, that I'm really glad that we're a consensus government because we have a different way of bringing legislatio

November 5th, 2020
Assembly debate
Page 1703
Oral Questions

Caroline Cochrane

Question 480-19(2): Addressing Systemic Racism  The Management Board Secretariat has added gender-based analysis plus to the assessment process for Financial Management Board's submissions, and I think this was new to our government. It wasn't done before if I remember. It's huge. This is a huge thing. The initial focus, again

November 5th, 2020
Assembly debate
Page 1703
Oral Questions

Caroline Cochrane

Question 480-19(2): Addressing Systemic Racism  Thank you, Madam Speaker. Across the government, we are taking a variety of actions to address systemic racism. It's a huge issue, and Members have said 50 percent of our population is Indigenous. We've already talked all week about the affirmative action. We need to do something

November 5th, 2020
Assembly debate
Page 1700
Oral Questions

Caroline Cochrane

Question 477-19(2): Direct Appointments in Government of the Northwest Territories  I'd like to take that since it's a Cabinet question. Currently, the requirement for direct appointments is to be reviewed by Cabinet. It's established under the Public Service Act. That ensures that department appointments are being used appropriately. However, Madam Speaker, the

November 5th, 2020
Assembly debate
Page 1699
Recognition of Visitors in the Gallery

Caroline Cochrane

Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery  Thank you, Madam Speaker. I'd like to recognize Eleese Scott, who is a guest in our gallery. She's the Chief Governance Officer with WSCC and a resident of Range Lake. I'd also like to take a moment to recognize the media, Madam Speaker, who have been here every day. Your work is

November 5th, 2020
Assembly debate
Page 1697
Members' Statements

Caroline Cochrane

National Skilled Trades and Technology Week - Recognition of Michael Turner-Davis and Nathan Dunn  Madam Speaker, I'd like to recognize two residents of Range Lake whose achievements have made our riding proud by winning the top marks in their trade for their levels. I'd like to recognize Michael Turner-Davis, who is Level 2 Automotive Service Technician, and Nathan Dunne, who

November 4th, 2020
Assembly debate
Page 1666
Oral Questions

Caroline Cochrane

Question 471-19(2): Government of the Northwest Territories Affirmative Action Policy  I was just hoping to pull up the numbers for human resources in terms of number of Indigenous Aboriginal persons that are in human resources. I think their numbers actually are relatively good. Notwithstanding, I cannot say that every single hiring team has an Indigenous person o

November 4th, 2020
Assembly debate
Page 1665
Oral Questions

Caroline Cochrane

Question 470-19(2): Government of the Northwest Territories Pay Gap for Indigenous Employees  I'm not really sure what else to say. When those matters come to my desk, we take them back, we follow it carefully, and I don't just accept the responses that come back from the department. We make enquiries, and those responses are that, when they are being told that something

November 4th, 2020
Assembly debate
Page 1664
Oral Questions

Caroline Cochrane

Question 469-19(2): Indigenous Representation within the Government of the Northwest Territories  I would like to defer that to the Minister responsible for the Status of Women or the Minister of Finance. Thank you, Madam Speaker.

November 4th, 2020
Assembly debate
Page 1663
Oral Questions

Caroline Cochrane

Question 469-19(2): Indigenous Representation within the Government of the Northwest Territories  Absolutely. We will make a commitment to reviewing the Affirmative Action Policy within the term of this government.

November 4th, 2020
Assembly debate
Page 1663
Oral Questions

Caroline Cochrane

Question 469-19(2): Indigenous Representation within the Government of the Northwest Territories  Absolutely not. The Affirmative Action Policy, deputy ministers are aware that this is a priority of this government, and they are aware that they will be evaluated when it comes up. They are aware that this is coming.

November 4th, 2020
Assembly debate
Page 1663
Oral Questions

Caroline Cochrane

Question 469-19(2): Indigenous Representation within the Government of the Northwest Territories  Thank you, Madam Speaker. This government is committed to ensuring that we adhere to the Affirmative Action Policy. We have heard it for many, many years, and it's time to make sure that we do work on that. Deputy ministers are accountable for all of the hiring within their depar

November 4th, 2020
Assembly debate
Page 1660
Members' Statements

Caroline Cochrane

Eulogy for Max Ward  Max passed away peacefully on November 2, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta at 98 years of age. His contribution to the Northwest Territories will forever be remembered. Thank you, Madam Speaker.

November 4th, 2020
Assembly debate
Page 1660
Members' Statements

Caroline Cochrane

Eulogy for Max Ward  Madam Speaker, Max Ward was born on November 22, 1921, in Edmonton, Alberta. In 1940, Max joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and received his pilot's wings in 1941. Max worked as an instructor at various training bases during the Second World War until its end in 1945. After bei

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