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YELLOWKNIFE (July 17, 2017) – Premier Bob McLeod issued the following statement on the acquisition of Dominion Diamond Corporation by The Washington Companies:

 “Responsible resource development is  key to the social and economic future of the NWT.  The Government of the Northwest Territories  believes that it must be done with a strong view to environmental sustainability and northerners must share in the prosperity it brings. “

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YELLOWKNIFE (May 26, 2017) – Premier Bob McLeod announced today that government negotiators have new land claim offers to both the Akaitcho Dene First Nation (ADFN) and the Northwest Territory Métis Nation (NWTMN) that incorporate recommendations from the Ministerial Special Representative, Tom Isaac. The two offers provide for flexibility so that the priorities of all parties can be achieved.

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Delivered on May 25, 2017

Mr. Speaker, I would like to welcome all Members back to the continuation of the Second Session of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories. I am looking forward to hearing from all Members during this brief sitting as we continue our work together to create a strong and sustainable future for the people of this territory.

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YELLOWKNIFE (May 19, 2017) – Premier Bob McLeod issued the following statement on the Government of Canada’s Technical Paper on the Federal Carbon Price Backstop today:

“Climate change is a reality that Northerners see and feel every day and we must do our part to contribute to national and international efforts to address it. Last December, I was proud to join with the Prime Minister and Canada’s Premiers in agreeing to the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.

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YELLOWKNIFE (May 19, 2017) – Premier Bob McLeod, Minister Wally Schumann, Minister Robert C. McLeod, Minister Caroline Cochrane, Minister Alfred Moses and Minister Louis Sebert met with the Tłįchǫ Government, Grand Chief Eddie Erasmus, Chief Clifford Daniels, Chief David Wedawin, Chief Johnny Arrowmaker and Chief Alfonz Nitsiza in Behchokǫ̀ on Wednesday. 

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YELLOWKNIFE (May 16, 2017) – Premier Bob McLeod issued the following statement on the Enbridge Line 21 project:

“Last month, Enbridge Incorporated filed regulatory applications for its Line 21 Segment Replacement Project with the National Energy Board (NEB) and the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board (MVLWB).  The purpose of this project is to replace the existing Norman Wells pipeline segment that runs under the Mackenzie River, which was compromised due to riverbank instability. The company shut down Line 21 as a precautionary measure in November 2016.

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Delivered on April 4, 2017

Thank you for the invitation and opportunity to be here before you today. I appreciate Committee’s interest in seeking the views of the Government of the Northwest Territories on matters that affect the daily lives of our residents. Our Government is one of partnership and consensus building. In order to serve the people who elected us we must be able to fully participate in the decisions that will impact our people, our territory and our future.

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Delivered on March 6, 2017

Mr. Speaker, Northwest Territories’ residents want a government that is transparent and accountable.  On March 3, 2016, for the first time in the Northwest Territories, Members of the Legislative Assembly unanimously adopted a Mandate for the Government of the Northwest Territories. The purpose of the Mandate is to guide the work of the Government of the Northwest Territories over its four-year term.

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