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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. 

February 19, 2016
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

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Speaker Lafferty, Commissioner Tucaroo, Former Commissioner Whitford, Premier McLeod, Ministers, Members of the NWT Legislative Assembly, fellow Northerners.

Thank-you very much on behalf of the entire Hodgson family back in BC for this wonderful memorial tribute to my dad and for inviting my son Evan and I to attend.

July 28, 2015
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

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Good afternoon.

This technical briefing supplements today’s announcement of a funding partnership between the Governments of the Northwest Territories and Canada to deliver the NWT Highway Capacity Upgrade Project, valued at $96 million.

This afternoon, we heard the Government of Canada is contributing $72 million, that’s 75% of the cost to reconstruct identified sections of the NWT highway.

June 12, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(June 12, 2013) - Firstly I’d like to thank the Tsuu T’ina Nation for inviting us onto their traditional land to participate in this year’s Dene Languages Conference . It is always a learning experience to go to other First Nations’ traditional areas to share common cultural interests.