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YELLOWKNIFE (March 27, 2017) - Take notice that the Certified Assessment Roll, First Revision (2016 Assessment for 2017 Taxation) for the General Taxation Area of the Northwest Territories (NWT) can be inspected at the office of the Director of Assessment, Department of Municipal and Community Affairs, Government of the Northwest Territories, 5th floor, Northwest Tower, Yellowknife, NWT. 

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Delivered on March 2, 2017

Mr. Speaker, the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs was recently the subject of a Performance Audit conducted by the Office of the Auditor General of Canada. The audit assessed the Department’s performance as it relates to supporting community governments with the provision of essential services to residents.

The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs is always looking for ways to improve our programs and services. Given this commitment, we welcome the report and recommendations of the Auditor General.

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Delivered on March 1, 2017

Mr. Speaker, I am very proud of the work that the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs has done as part of the Government of the Northwest Territories’ commitment to education, training and youth development. Today, I would like to provide an update on the progress the Department is making in the area of governance capacity building and support for community governments in the Norwest Territories.

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Mr. Speaker, this government has heard that the people of the Northwest Territories want 9-1-1 and we have listened to them. In his budget address, the Minister of Finance announced that this government plans to implement a territorial-9-1-1 program. Today, I wish to take this opportunity to expand on this important announcement.

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YELLOWKNIFE (February 10, 2017) - Today, Caroline Cochrane, Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA), announced the annual notice of the nomination deadline for the Northwest Territories (NWT) Outstanding Volunteer Awards. This year marks the 26th year of this award, which recognizes and celebrates the remarkable contributions volunteers make in communities across the NWT.

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Mr. Speaker, today I rise to highlight the work done by the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs to support the Government of the Northwest Territories’ priority of lowering the cost-of-living for residents of the Northwest Territories.  Progress towards our commitments in this area is essential if we are to improve our residents’ quality of life, and attract more people to make their homes in the territory.

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YELLOWKNIFE (December 7, 2016) - The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has committed to updating the Fire Prevention Act. The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) has completed extensive research to address issues and concerns and is now conducting stakeholder and public engagement from December 5, 2016 to March 5, 2017.  

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Mr. Speaker, I would like to update the Members on how the Governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories are making investments in our communities that will bring economic opportunities for residents and businesses and revitalize municipal infrastructure. 

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