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Welcome to NWT Night. It is a real pleasure to see so many people here tonight who recognize what my government knows; the NWT has huge mining potential, that if developed sustainably and economically, will drive prosperity for the NWT for generations to come.

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Check Against Delivery

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

I will begin by recognizing that we stand 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. We have taken the extraordinary steps of attending Roundup this year to confirm our commitment to the mining industry. 

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Premiers from Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut have reached an agreement with the federal government on behalf of their governments which will increase federal funding to improve health care for northern residents.

Under the agreement, the three territories will receive an estimated $36.1 million in new funding over the next 10 years. The agreement is in addition to the annual increase to the Canada Health Transfer payments of three per cent annually or the rate of national GDP growth, whichever is higher.

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YELLOWKNIFE (December 19, 2016) – Premier Bob McLeod announced two appointments to the senior ranks of the territorial public service today.

Eleanor Young has been appointed Deputy Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA). Ms. Young most recently served as the Assistant Deputy Minister for this department.

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OTTAWA (November 28, 2016) – Premier Bob McLeod and Cabinet discussed opportunities for working with the Government of Canada during a week of successful meetings with Federal Ministers, Members of Parliament and Parliamentary Standing Committees in Ottawa.

With more than a dozen meetings with Federal Ministers, Cabinet Committees and key Parliamentary Standing Committees, Premier McLeod and his Cabinet colleagues made a concerted push to build awareness in Ottawa of three infrastructure priorities related to climate change.

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Delivered on November 23, 2016

Thank you for meeting with the Government of the Northwest Territories this afternoon.

We are in Ottawa this week to speak with the Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers and Standing Committees about some of the challenges and opportunities facing the people of the Northwest Territories today.

Before we get to that presentation, I would like to take a few minutes to talk a little bit about our territory.

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Delivered on November 22, 2016

Thank you for meeting with the Government of the Northwest Territories this afternoon.

We are in Ottawa this week to speak with the Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers and Standing Committees about some of the most significant challenges facing the people of the Northwest Territories today.

Before we get to that presentation, I would like to take a few minutes to talk a little bit about our territory.

Community sustainability is a huge challenge for the people of the Northwest Territories.

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Delivered on November 21, 2016

Thank you for meeting with us this evening.

Before Minister McLeod gets into his presentation, I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce you to the Northwest Territories and some of the challenges we face.

The Northwest Territories has just over 44,000 residents living in 33 communities.

Its communities are spread out from the southern border with the provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta to Banks Island in the Arctic Ocean.

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Premier Bob McLeod and his cabinet colleagues are meeting with Federal Ministers, Members of Parliament and Parliamentary Standing Committees this week to discuss three priorities of the Northwest Territories in relation to the Pan-Canadian Framework on Climate Change.

The backgrounders present an overall picture of what the discussions with the Federal Government have focused on.
 

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