YELLOWKNIFE, NT (August 31, 2017) – Premiers share an interest in ensuring that all northerners and northern communities have an optimistic outlook for the future, and that outlook requires advancement of educational attainment, business development and meaningful employment opportunities, many of which are tied to infrastructure development.
Premiers emphasize the particular importance of increasing the opportunities available to people living in Indigenous communities, and rural and remote communities.
Towards this shared interest, Northern Premiers are looking forward to the release of their Pan-Territorial Vision for Sustainment Development by the end of September.
Focusing on resource development, economic diversification, infrastructure and innovation, this vision will:
Premiers’ recognize that Canada works within the global green economy, and that the territories are home to many of the raw materials needed. Minerals such as rare earth, copper, lithium, cobalt and bismuth are used to fuel green innovation and renewable energy technology and are found in abundance in the territories.
Global interest in the Arctic continues to grow. Decisions impacting northern economies and environments need to be made at home in the North. Premiers note the importance of this as the federal government develops its Arctic Policy Framework.
Senior Cabinet Communications Advisor
Department of Executive and Indigenous Affairs
Government of the NWT
(867) 767-9140 ext. 11091
Chief, Public Affairs
Office of Premier Taptuna
Government of Nunavut
Government of Yukon