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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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Mr. Speaker, a strong partnership with the Government of Canada is essential to ensuring Northerners can achieve their social, environmental and economic goals. By working with our Federal counterparts, the Government of the Northwest Territories will help create an NWT where all people can thrive and be healthy, where a strong economy provides jobs and opportunities for all our communities, and where a well-managed environment contributes to our economic well-being and quality of life.

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YELLOWKNIFE (January 31, 2017) ­­– Premier Bob McLeod issued the following statement on the shooting in Quebec City:

“The tragic shooting in Quebec City was a great violation of the sanctuary of peace and safety that is found in all places of worship. I was deeply saddened by this event and on behalf of the people of the Northwest Territories offer my condolences to the families, and faith communities who have lost loved ones.

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Mr. Speaker, I would like to welcome my colleagues back to the Legislative Assembly.  As this sitting gets underway, I would like to update Members and the public on some recent activities that the government has undertaken to advance the mandate and priorities of the Legislative Assembly, in service of the people of the Northwest Territories.

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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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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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