GNWT launches mandate reporting website

YELLOWKNIFE (November 4, 2016) – As part of its commitment to improve openness and transparency, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has launched a new mandate reporting website where the public will be able to track the government’s progress on fulfilling the Mandate of the Government of the Northwest Territories.

The website will allow residents to see up-to-date progress on each commitment under the five major themes of the Mandate.

The Mandate provides an agreed-upon foundation for GNWT decisions about how to prioritize and allocate resources among competing priorities and for directing government business. 

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Open government is good government, and the Government of the Northwest Territories is committed to transparency. The Mandate reporting website provides a new tool for concretely measuring and demonstrating the GNWT’s success in fulfilling the expectations of the Legislative Assembly and the public. Through the Mandate and the website, the GNWT can be held accountable by citizens and the Legislative Assembly for the promises it has made.”
- Bob McLeod, Premier

Quick Facts

  • The website is organized into the five major themes of the mandate:
    • Governance
    • Economy, Environment and Climate Change
    • Cost of Living
    • Education, Training and Youth Development
    • Community Wellness and Safety
  • Each major theme shows the progress of each mandate commitment and indicates whether the commitment is in the planning stage, in progress or fulfilled.
  • In total, the mandate of the Government of the Northwest Territories sets out approximately 200 distinct commitments.
  • The Mandate of the Government of the Northwest Territories was developed pursuant to the Process Convention on Priority Setting and adopted by the Legislative Assembly in March 2016.
  • This is the first time an Executive Council has proposed a mandate in response to Legislative Assembly priorities and the first document of its kind ever tabled and adopted in the NWT Legislative Assembly.

Related Links

http://mandate.exec.gov.nt.ca

Mandate of the Government of the Northwest Territories 2016-2019

Ministerial Mandate Letters

Priorities of the 18th Legislative Assembly

Media Inquiries

Andrew Livingstone
Senior Cabinet Communications Advisor
Department of the Executive                                                                                         
Government of the Northwest Territories
Box 1320 Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9                                                                                             
Tel: (867) 767-9140 ext. 11091
Fax: (867) 873-0169
Email: andrew_livingstone@gov.nt.ca
Web: www.gov.nt.ca