Believing in People and Building on the Strengths of Northerners
All Members of the 17th Legislative Assembly met to discuss their vision for the next four years. Together, they agreed on a vision, goals, and priorities for action under the theme Believing in People and Building on the Strengths of Northerners. This will serve as the basis for the GNWT’s planned actions over the next four years.
Strong individuals, families and communities sharing the benefits and responsibilities of a unified, environmentally sustainable and prosperous Northwest Territories.
- A strong and independent north built on partnerships.
- An environment that will sustain present and future generations.
- Healthy, educated people free from poverty.
- A diversified economy that provides all communities and regions with opportunities and choices.
- Sustainable, vibrant, safe communities.
- Effective and efficient government.
Build a strong and sustainable future for our Territory by strengthening our relationships with Aboriginal and other northern governments, negotiating and implementing a devolution final agreement, achieving an increase to our borrowing limit, and working with our partners to ensure responsible stewardship through our land and resource management regime.
Increase employment opportunities where they are most needed by decentralizing more GNWT positions, reducing dependency on government by encouraging people who are able to enter or remain in the workforce, and supporting child care programs to help parents become or stay employed.
Strengthen and diversify our economy by making strategic infrastructure investments such as the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk highway, the Mackenzie Fiberoptic Link, and hydro initiatives, supporting the Mackenzie Gas Pipeline project, developing a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable economic development and mining strategy, supporting the traditional economy, and improving our regulatory processes.
Address housing needs by completing and implementing the Shelter Policy Review including fair and sustainable public housing rent scales, selling our public housing stock where this makes sense, and putting higher density housing units in smallcommunities.
Ensure a fair and sustainable health care system by investing in prevention, education and awareness and early childhood development, enhancing addictions treatment programs using existing infrastructure, and addressing our health facilities deficit.
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