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YELLOWKNIFE (February 9, 2018) – Twenty-three northerners were awarded the Governor General of Canada’s Corrections Exemplary Service Medal yesterday, the highest honour for corrections services professionals in Canada.

Northwest Territories corrections service professionals from Yellowknife, Hay River, and Fort Smith received the Governor General medal for distinguished service at a reception yesterday evening.

The Honourable Margaret Thom, Commissioner of the Northwest Territories presented the medals.


Delivered on February 7, 2018

Mr. Speaker, I’d like to welcome Members back to the Legislative Assembly as we continue our work to create a better future for the people of the Northwest Territories.

Time is passing quickly, Mr. Speaker, and we are past the half-way point in the mandate of the 18th Legislative Assembly. There are just 20 months left until the end of our term and there is still a lot of important work for us to do.


Delivered on February 3, 2018

Good Morning.  I am happy to be back in Ottawa and here this morning as a participant in this panel with my fellow Northern Premiers, Premier Silver and Premier Quassa and also joined by Lieutenant Governor Mallot and Minister Frederiksen.

Leading development in the North American Arctic is an important conversation and I am glad to see the discussions start to take place in jurisdictions outside of Canada’s northern borders. 


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Delivered on January 25, 2018

Good Morning and thank you for being here today to talk with me about the future of the Northwest Territories and why it matters to Canada.

The Northwest Territories has all the ingredients for strong economic growth, including abundant natural resources, and significant participation and support for economic development from Indigenous-owned businesses and governments.


Delivered on January 24, 2018

Good morning everyone. I want to thank you all for being in Vancouver this week at Roundup.

Reconciliation with Indigenous people has become a popular topic in the national conversation over the past couple of years. I think this is a positive development and should be welcomed by the Indigenous people of the Northwest Territories as an opportunity.

The GNWT believes that Indigenous Canadians deserve to be full members of Canadian society – on their own terms.


Delivered on January 23, 2018

Good evening and welcome to NWT night.

Before things get started tonight, I would like to take a moment to simply thank each of you for coming – and for your continued interest and investment in the Northwest Territories.  

This event has become a bit of a tradition.  A chance to celebrate all things mining in the Northwest Territories – and to catch up with those of you who are colleagues partners and most importantly, friends. 


Delivered on January 23, 2018

Thank you all for joining us today.  And, thank you for your interest in the Northwest Territories.

To begin with, I’d like to acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

It’s a pleasure for me to be back at the Mineral Exploration Round Up – and to be joined by my Cabinet colleagues, Members of the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment and Indigenous leaders.