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Yellowknife – July 6, 2020
News Releases

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) announced today that it will be extending certain economic relief measures for COVID-19, previously set to expire on June 30, 2020. Extending these measures will result in $5.751 million in support for NWT residents and businesses.

Yellowknife – May 8, 2020
News Releases

Today, Minister of Finance Caroline Wawzonek announced that the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) will allocate $8.7 million in funding to support Northwest Territories’ (NWT) passenger-based airlines who offer scheduled service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yellowknife – April 24, 2020
News Releases

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) recognizes that supporting access to early learning and child care is essential for healthcare providers, frontline staff and other essential workers to be able to respond to COVID-19 in the Northwest Territories.

Yellowknife – April 15, 2020
News Releases

Minister Caroline Wawzonek confirmed today that the GNWT has enacted the Residential Tenancies (COVID-19) Regulations, a new temporary regulation that offers tenants a mechanism to defer their rent if they have lost their job or have had a significant decline in their income during the

Yellowknife – April 9, 2020
News Releases

Minister of Finance, Caroline Wawzonek, today outlined the Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT’s) position on the sale and availability of liquor during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Yellowknife – March 31, 2020
News Releases

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) understands the physical distancing and isolation measures used to combat the spread of COVID-19 have created new and very real economic stress on Northwest Territories (NWT) residents, families, businesses, Indigenous governments, and communitie

Yellowknife – February 25, 2020
Ministers' Statements and Speeches
Introduction

Mr. Speaker, the Northwest Territories is a land of opportunity. We have a vast geography, a wealth of resources and a population strengthened by incredible diversity.

Yellowknife – February 25, 2020
News Releases

Finance Minister Caroline Wawzonek released the Government of the Northwest Territories’ 2020-21 Budget, the first budget of the 19th Legislative Assembly.

July 11, 2018
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (July 11, 2018) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is releasing its planned approach to implementing carbon pricing in the Northwest Territories (NWT).

March 3, 2017
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (March 3, 2017) – Minister of Finance Robert C. McLeod today outlined further adjustments by the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) to the proposed 2017-18 operating budget.

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