Media Contact

Guiding Principles:

  • The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) Communications Policy #11.21 recognizes that providing information to the public in a timely, accurate and consistent manner is fundamental to the operation of good government.
  • Individual Departments “own” their information. Departments are responsible for providing approved public explanations of their programs, policies and services to Press Secretary, who then provides the information to the media.

Media Process:

  • Reporters looking for a comment or interview with the Premier or a member of Cabinet are asked to email These requests would include explanations or interviews about political priorities or direction given by Cabinet or Ministers.
  • Reporters looking for factual information not already available from a government publication or website, or interviews about established policies, programs and services from a department, are asked to contact the department communications spokesperson(s) directly. List of contacts can be accessed here

Please note that the Government of the Northwest Territories COVID-19 website remains the best source of accurate and up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic in the NWT and can be accessed at:

    Last modified: 
    May 28, 2020