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Thank you to everyone for attending today’s press conference.

The high cost of energy continues to be one of the most significant challenges faced by the people of the Northwest Territories and our government. Our government is committed to addressing that cost where and how it can, including taking steps to ensure residents are shielded from increases due to factors outside our control, like weather conditions. Around the world, governments are dealing with costs brought on by climate change, and our territory is not alone in facing situations like this.


YELLOWKNIFE (September 2, 2015) –The Government of the Northwest Territories will provide the Northwest Territories Power Corporation (NTPC) with up to $29.7 million to prevent an increase to power rates for all NWT residents. The funding was required because of continued low water levels affecting the Snare and Bluefish hydro systems.


YELLOWKNIFE (August 19, 2015) – Continued partnership with the Federal Government is integral to the future success of the Northwest Territories, and Premier Bob McLeod is asking the four main political leaders to share their vision for the north if their party were to form Canada’s next government.


Good afternoon elders, Grand Chief Erasmus, Chief Daniels, Chief Nitsiza, Chief Arrowmaker, Chief Wedawin, my MLA colleagues, ladies and gentleman.

It is my pleasure to be here today as Premier and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations to take part in the celebrations for the 10th Anniversary of the Tłįchǫ Agreement.


Exemption for retroactive payment for Income Assistance clients

YELLOWKNIFE, NT (July 24, 2015) – Premier Bob McLeod today addressed the increased Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) monthly payment from the Government of Canada, effective January 2015.