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Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters  Thank you, Mr. Chair. So, Mr. Chair, that -- I mean I have, you know, good news and bad news. The good news is departments will now have their funding as of April 1st for at least a portion of the year to go about their business. And certainly to the extent that a department may

February 21st, 2024Assembly debate Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Caroline Wawzonek

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters  Thank you, Mr. Chair. Mr. Chair, any -- I think this actually often does come up in asking why we can't do multi-year contracts or multi-year funding agreements. Every appropriation is a year over year appropriation for the government. So in other words, we get the ability to spe

February 21st, 2024Assembly debate Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Caroline Wawzonek

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters  Thank you, Mr. Chair. So no, Mr. Chair, at this point there's no increases to the contracts amounts. These are amounts that are based on 2023-2024. Any changes that would be potentially made, whether through forced growth initiatives or otherwise, would be reflected in the full m

February 21st, 2024Assembly debate Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Caroline Wawzonek

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters  Sorry, Mr. Chair, I'm having some trouble hearing. I think it is -- actually maybe I think Mr. Courtoreille heard it so let me pass it over to him, please.

February 20th, 2024Assembly debate Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Caroline Wawzonek

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters  Thank you, Mr. Chair. Mr. Chair, contract dollars are -- so there's the department amount that's coming in as a percentage of the annual budget from 2023-2024 but the remaining -- but their contract amounts are coming in at full value which is going to allow departments to enter

February 20th, 2024Assembly debate Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Caroline Wawzonek

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters  Thank you. Thank you, Mr. Chair. This is based at this moment on the agreement as it stands with Canada. I can't speak to what discussions or whether discussions are ongoing with education, culture and employment but just that at this point this is based on the agreement as it is

February 20th, 2024Assembly debate Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Caroline Wawzonek

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters  Thank you, Mr. Chair. Mr. Chair, being an interim budget does mean that the departments are getting sort of roughly 20, 25 percent of their usual -- or of their expected amount based on last year's budget, but it's not including any potential changes that may come. Any potential

February 20th, 2024Assembly debate Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Caroline Wawzonek

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters  Thank you, Mr. Chair. On my left, Bill MacKay is the deputy minister of the Department of Finance. And on my right, Terence Courtoreille is the deputy secretary to the Financial Management Board.

February 20th, 2024Assembly debate Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Caroline Wawzonek

February 20th, 2024Assembly debate Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Caroline Wawzonek

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters  Thank you, Mr. Chair. Mr. Chair, I'm happy to be presenting this afternoon Tabled Document 13-20(1): Interim Estimates, (Operations Expenditures) , April 1st to June 30th, 2024, for the Government of the Northwest Territories. The interim estimates will allow public services to c

February 20th, 2024Assembly debate Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Caroline Wawzonek

Tabled Document 28-20(1): Supplementary Estimates (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 3, 2023-2024 Tabled Document 29-20(1): Supplementary Estimates (Operations Expenditures), No. 4, 2023-2024 Tabled Document 30-20(1): Restoring Balance: A Fiscal Sustainability Strategy for the 20th Legislative Assembly Tabled Document 31-20(1): Evacuation Support Program Data as of February 14, 2024  Mr. Speaker, I wish to table the following four documents: Supplementary Estimates (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 3, 2023-2024; Supplementary Estimates (Operations Expenditures), No. 4, 2023-2024; Restoring Balance: A Fiscal Sustainability Strategy for the 20th Legislative As

February 20th, 2024Assembly debate Tabling of Documents

Caroline Wawzonek

Question 58-20(1): Capital Planning with Partners According to Priorities  Well, Mr. Speaker, obviously setting the priorities of the Assembly is work that we've all collectively just done, and the next step is to ensure that there's a mandate to help achieve those priorities. Obviously, that's work that happens by all Members of Cabinet, including myse

February 20th, 2024Assembly debate Oral Questions

Caroline Wawzonek

Question 58-20(1): Capital Planning with Partners According to Priorities  Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, there's also some pretty exceptional examples of public/private partnerships that came in on time and on budget not the least of which is the Tlicho All-Season Road. That said, I do agree that there is certainly a need to ensure that all capit

February 20th, 2024Assembly debate Oral Questions

Caroline Wawzonek

Question 58-20(1): Capital Planning with Partners According to Priorities  Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, it's not lost on anyone that the challenges in the last few years have put a lot of strain on households, on businesses, and there's little appetite or capacity arguably even for tax increases. But beyond that, Mr. Speaker, tax revenues are a

February 20th, 2024Assembly debate Oral Questions

Caroline Wawzonek

Question 58-20(1): Capital Planning with Partners According to Priorities  Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, that is certainly a role that I think every Member of the House would be taking seriously, and I certainly would do so as well within my capacity. As part of the budgeting process, Mr. Speaker, I instituted and intend to continue doing a budge

February 20th, 2024Assembly debate Oral Questions

Caroline Wawzonek

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