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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). The made in the North approach balances implementing carbon pricing as a tool to incent behaviors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), with investments in initiatives and programs that lead to greater use of renewable and cleaners fuels, while ensuring that we minimize impacts on the cost of living and doing business in the 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.

Changes proposed in a statement today by the Minister include increased funding for homecare, a program for youth in crisis, additional funding for the Anti-Poverty Fund, Mineral Incentive Program, Community Access Road Program and for freight costs associated with the fishing industry.

May 20, 2016
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (May 20, 2016) – Premier Bob McLeod announced the following changes to the senior ranks of the territorial public service today:

March 1, 2016
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (March 1, 2016) – Minister of Finance Robert C. McLeod tabled a review of revenue options for the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) in the Legislative Assembly today.

The review considers the feasibility of raising additional revenues to help fund rising government expenditures. Revenue sources considered include: taxes on individuals and businesses; other taxes like fuel, tobacco and property taxes, school levies and liquor markups; fees and charges; and resource revenues.

February 9, 2016
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YELLOWKNIFE (February 8, 2016) – Premier Bob McLeod announced today that Cabinet has initiated the process for working with Members of the 18th Legislative Assembly (MLAs) to determine prudent and responsible solutions to the financial challenges identified by the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT). The announcement follows meetings between Minister of Finance Robert C. McLeod and the Standing Committee on Priorities and Planning (SCOPP) to review the GNWT’s fiscal forecast for the next several years, as well as Caucus review of the draft GNWT mandate.

February 4, 2016
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YELLOWKNIFE (February 4, 2016) – Premier Bob McLeod announced today that a new Fiscal Responsibility Policy has received Commissioner-in-Executive-Council approval following its recommendation by Cabinet.

October 8, 2015
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (October 8, 2015) – The groundbreaking ceremony for the new state-of-the-art Stanton Territorial Hospital represents the beginning of the largest infrastructure project in the Northwest Territories history that will provide health care service for future generations of residents.

September 2, 2015
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (September 2, 2015) –The Government of the Northwest Territories will provide the Northwest Territories Power Corporation (NTPC) with up to $29.7 million to prevent an increase to power rates for all NWT residents. The funding was required because of continued low water levels affecting the Snare and Bluefish hydro systems.