Robert C. McLeod: Environmental Monitoring and Research Projects Funded

Yellowknife — August 13, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to announce that the Northwest Territories Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program is providing $1.7 million this year to support
28 monitoring and research projects.  Funding recipients include Indigenous governments and organizations, universities, and territorial and federal government departments.

This year, seven new projects are receiving funding over three years to address key cumulative impact monitoring priorities for caribou, water and fish. Results will provide valuable scientific and traditional knowledge for resource managers, governments and communities to use for decision-making.

Mr. Speaker, recommendations on project funding were made by a Steering Committee comprised of representatives from Indigenous governments and organizations, and territorial and federal governments.

Northwest Territories Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program results are available online and at an annual results workshop later this year.  

Thank you.