Premier tables 2019-2023 Mandate

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Yellowknife — February 7, 2020

Premier Caroline Cochrane tabled the 2019-2023 Mandate of the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) in the Legislative Assembly today.

Developed to meet the needs and aspirations of NWT residents, the 2019-2023 Mandate of the GNWT will guide how government will take action on the 22 Priorities of the 19th Legislative Assembly.

The 2019-2023 Mandate aims to position people to be partners in addressing the things that matter to them and their communities, to create opportunities for bringing other governments and stakeholders together to help find solutions, and to support personal and community capacity. Guided by the Mandate, the GNWT will be creative, will examine new evidence, and use the real life and work experience of its residents and employees to improve decision making, programs and services.

In addition to the commitments outlined in the Mandate, Premier Cochrane will be issuing mandate letters to each member of the Executive Council which will further detail the expectations for advancing ongoing initiatives, operations and Mandate focus areas.



“A strong territory is a territory that makes sure everybody gets to share in its success and prosperity. Our mandate will help us grow and diversify the economy – especially in our communities and regions – so more people can share in its benefits. We want families and communities to be stronger, healthier and happier and believe that a strong Mandate will help us achieve those goals.”

-Caroline Cochrane, Premier of the Northwest Territories



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