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Edmonton – July 2, 2019
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Yellowknife – March 21, 2019
Media Statement

Premier Bob McLeod issued the following statement today about the 2019-20 federal budget that was released this week:

 

“My reaction to the federal budget released yesterday is one of optimism. As Premier of the Northwest Territories, I am pleased to see the Government of Canada invest in the middle class, but also make good on its commitment to support the Northwest Territories and support our government in advancing some of our priorities.  

 

September 10, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

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Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today on elements that you may want to consider in your report on new relationships between Canada and First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

The Government of the Northwest Territories can only be effective if it is responsive to the needs of our population, which is about fifty percent Indigenous as a whole. 

March 9, 2018
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (March 09, 2018) – Premier Bob McLeod released the Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) Open Government Policy, fulfilling a key mandate commitment and demonstrating the government’s continued efforts to become increasingly open, transparent and accountable to Northwest Territories residents.

The Policy establishes a set of Open Government principles, and provides a framework for the development of directives, guidelines and tools that will support and guide departments to implement the principles of Open Government in three key areas:

December 18, 2017
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (December 18, 2017) – Today, Premier Bob McLeod announced the release of a special digital multimedia project commissioned to commemorate 50 years of government in the Northwest Territories.

As the year comes to a close, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is proudly reflecting on what has been accomplished over the last 50 years – particularly the contributions made by the dedicated public servants.

November 8, 2017
Media Statement

YELLOWKNIFE (November 8, 2017) – Premier Bob McLeod issued the following statement today to clarify numbers provided in recent interviews on the future of the Northwest Territories:

Last week I issued a public red alert calling for a national debate about the future of the Northwest Territories. This call was based on continuing questions the Government of the Northwest Territories has concerning federal plans for the North and their commitment to investing meaningfully in its ongoing social and economic development in a strategic and coordinated way.

November 1, 2017
Media Statement

OTTAWA (November 1, 2017) – Premier Bob McLeod issued the following statement on the future of the Northwest Territories:

“Today I am issuing a red alert and calling for an urgent national debate on the future of the Northwest Territories.

The promise of the North is fading and the dreams of northerners are dying as we see a re-emergence of colonialism.

September 22, 2017
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE, NT /WHITEHORSE, YT/IQALUIT, NU (September 22, 2017) – Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod, Yukon Premier Sandy Silver and Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna today released the Pan-Territorial Vision for Sustainable Development. In it, they declare that residents of the territories deserve the opportunity to achieve the same aspirations for themselves and their families as other Canadians – including good health, high-quality education and sustainable middle class jobs.

November 28, 2016
News Releases

OTTAWA (November 28, 2016) – Premier Bob McLeod and Cabinet discussed opportunities for working with the Government of Canada during a week of successful meetings with Federal Ministers, Members of Parliament and Parliamentary Standing Committees in Ottawa.

With more than a dozen meetings with Federal Ministers, Cabinet Committees and key Parliamentary Standing Committees, Premier McLeod and his Cabinet colleagues made a concerted push to build awareness in Ottawa of three infrastructure priorities related to climate change.

November 24, 2016
News Releases

Premier Bob McLeod and his cabinet colleagues are meeting with Federal Ministers, Members of Parliament and Parliamentary Standing Committees this week to discuss three priorities of the Northwest Territories in relation to the Pan-Canadian Framework on Climate Change.

The backgrounders present an overall picture of what the discussions with the Federal Government have focused on.
 

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