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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:

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.

March 30, 2017
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (March 30, 2017) – Minister Responsible for Public Engagement and Transparency Louis Sebert wants to hear from the public about how we can make the Government of the Northwest Territories more open.

As part of its work to develop an open government policy, Minister Sebert will host open houses in the following communities:

March 24, 2017
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (March 23, 2017) – Minister Responsible for Public Engagement and Transparency Louis Sebert wants to hear from the public about how we can make the Government of the Northwest Territories more open.

As part of its work to develop an open government policy, Minister Sebert will host open houses in the following communities:

February 24, 2017
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (February 24, 2017) – The Minister Responsible for the Public Utilities Board (PUB), Glen Abernethy, today announced that the Executive Council of the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) issued policy direction on electricity rate setting to the Board. The direction reinforces long standing policy for government customers to pay more for electricity to keep rates lower for residential and small business customers.

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:

April 6, 2016
News Releases

Yellowknife, 6 avril 2016 – Le Conseil exécutif a approuvé le cadre de référence de ses huit comités.

Chaque comité du Conseil exécutif aura la responsabilité de fournir une perspective interministérielle sur les enjeux cernés, d’assurer le suivi des initiatives, de coordonner les politiques et d’offrir des recommandations au Conseil exécutif ou au Conseil de gestion financière dans ses champs de responsabilité définis.

Les huit comités du Conseil exécutif sont les suivants :

March 2, 2016
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (March 2, 2016) – Premier Bob McLeod has issued mandate letters to Cabinet Ministers. Tabled in the Legislative Assembly yesterday, the mandate letters represent the culmination of work undertaken by Members of the 18th Legislative Assembly to establish priorities and a mandate for the Government of the Northwest Territories for the next four years.

February 4, 2016
News Releases

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 1, 2015
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (October 1, 2015) – Premier Bob McLeod tabled new guidelines in the Legislative Assembly today that will govern the activities of Ministers and the public service during the upcoming election period and following days before the establishment of the next Legislative Assembly. The Cabinet Operational Guidelines During a Transition Period set out the principles of restraint during the campaign and the broader period of time around the creation of a new government called the ‘transition period’.

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