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Yellowknife – March 11, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, in recognition of global Open Government Week, I would like to take this opportunity to update this House on our Government’s progress in advancing our mandate commitments for increasing government transparency and accountability.

 

One year ago, Mr. Speaker, I stood on this floor and announced the release of our government’s Open Government Policy.  The Policy represented an important step toward fulfilling our government’s pledge to greater openness and transparency.

Yellowknife – March 11, 2019
Media Advisory

Ministerial Travel

 

Please note that travel schedules may change with little or no notice. This schedule is accurate as of March 11, 2019.

 

Bob McLeod will be delivering a keynote address at the Arctic Oil and Gas Symposium on March 13 in Calgary. Wally Schumann is participating in industry meetings on March 15 in Calgary.

 

Meetings and Appearances

 

Please note that event organizers may have attendance restrictions­­­ for their event. Contact organizers for more information.

 

Yellowknife – March 8, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge International Women’s Day.  International Women’s Day is held annually on March 8th to celebrate women’s social, cultural and political achievements throughout history and across nations.  International Women’s Day also provides an important opportunity to showcase commitments towards women’s equality, to raise awareness and to highlight initiatives towards gender parity.

Yellowknife – March 4, 2019
Media Advisory

Ministerial Travel

 

Please note that travel schedules may change with little or no notice. This schedule is accurate as of March 4, 2019.

 

There is no travel scheduled for this time period. 

 

Meetings and Appearances

 

Please note that event organizers may have attendance restrictions­­­ for their event. Contact organizers for more information.

 

Yellowknife – February 27, 2019
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (February 27, 2019)—The Government of the Northwest Territories invites all NWT residents to submit their ideas for naming Government of the Northwest Territories’ buildings in:

 

Yellowknife – February 25, 2019
Media Advisory

Ministerial Travel

 

Please note that travel schedules may change with little or no notice. This schedule is accurate as of February 25, 2019.

 

Yellowknife – February 20, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, on January 16, 2019, I had the honour of signing the Self-government Agreement-in-Principle for the Sahtu Dene and Métis of Norman Wells, alongside our negotiating partners, the Government of Canada and the Norman Wells Land Corporation.

 

Yellowknife – January 23, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Good afternoon and thank-you, for being here today.

It gives me great pleasure to welcome Minister LeBlanc and his team to the Northwest Territories.

As Minister Leblanc mentioned, the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Government of Canada have a special relationship.

It is important to any jurisdiction to have good partnerships with Canada, and particularly for the NWT, your commitment to work with us to address the issues that affect Northerners are essential and we look forward to many more visits in the future.

Yellowknife – January 3, 2019
Communiqué

Premier Bob McLeod, Minister Wally Schumann,  Minister Alfred Moses,  Minister Caroline Cochrane, Minister R.C. McLeod and Minister Louis Sebert met with the Tłı̨chǫ Government Grand Chief George Mackenzie, Chief Clifford Daniels, Chief David Wedawin, Chief Charlie Football, and Chief Alfonz Nitsiza in Yellowknife on Thursday, December 13th, 2018. 

 

The meeting focused on areas of mutual interest, including:

Yellowknife – October 23, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

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Mr. Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge Family Violence Awareness Week.  This week is recognized across the country, and takes place from October 21 to 27, 2018.

 

Statistics Canada reports that, in 2016, family violence accounted for one-quarter of all violent crimes.  These are criminal acts perpetrated against the most vulnerable members of society: youth, seniors, women and girls.  In 2016, two thirds of all victims of family violence were women and girls.

 

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