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Yellowknife (April 15, 2016) – Premier Bob McLeod issued the following statement on the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling extending rights to Métis and non-status Indians:

“Today’s Supreme Court decision is an important one, and will have implications for Métis and non-status Indians throughout Canada. The Government of the Northwest Territories, like all jurisdictions, will need time to review this decision more closely to gain a better understanding of the potential implications for the Northwest Territories.

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YELLOWKNIFE (April 6, 2016) – Terms of reference for eight Committees-of-Cabinet (COCs) have been approved by the Executive Council.

Each COC is mandated to provide an interdepartmental focus to identify issues, track efforts, coordinate policy and offer recommendations to the Executive Council or Financial Management Board in its defined areas of responsibility.

The eight Committees-of-Cabinet are:

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Good morning and welcome, friends from the circumpolar Arctic, and thank you all for attending and taking part in this important industry forum today.

I would like to first acknowledge that we stand on the traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy.

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Thank you for that generous introduction. Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, I appreciate your attention this afternoon as we talk about economic leadership in the Arctic Region — a region of increasing interest and importance for the energy sector.

I would like to offer my gratitude to The Energy Council for hosting the conference this week. The programming thus far has been extraordinarily engaging and informative. I look forward to further events as the weekend continues to unfold.

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YELLOWKNIFE (March 2, 2016) – Premier Bob McLeod has issued mandate letters to Cabinet Ministers. Tabled in the Legislative Assembly yesterday, the mandate letters represent the culmination of work undertaken by Members of the 18th Legislative Assembly to establish priorities and a mandate for the Government of the Northwest Territories for the next four years.

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On behalf of Premier Bob McLeod and the Government of the Northwest Territories, I would like to welcome you to the Northern Governance Conference. I am pleased to see so many people here with an interest in the long-term economic and social well-being of the people of the Northwest Territories.

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Mr. Speaker, later this week I will be participating in the meeting of First Ministers in Vancouver where I will have the opportunity to collaborate on areas of priority to residents of the Northwest Territories, including the economy and climate change.

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(YELLOWKNIFE – February 23, 2016) Premier Bob McLeod named Ms. Kelly Kaylo as acting Deputy Minister of the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) today. Ms. Kaylo replaces Mr. Peter Vician, who is retiring from the Government of the Northwest Territories after 34  years of service. The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has undertaken an executive search process to identify a permanent replacement for Mr. Vician. 

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Thank you for the invitation to join you today. 

Like you, I am looking forward to hearing from Nicole (guest speaker) – and so will not take up much of your time today.  

I did, however, want to take the opportunity today to congratulate President Rene and your new Board; and to confirm - to all of you - our commitment, as government, to maintaining the valued relationship we have with this Chamber. 

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