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December 5, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(December 5, 2013) - Honourable members, thank you for the invitation to address the Senate Committee on Energy. I am pleased to be here to speak to you today about Bill C-15, the Northwest Territories Devolution Act.

Devolution of responsibility for public lands, resources and water has been a priority for the people and Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories for many years.

October 22, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(October 22, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, I would like to take the opportunity today to update Members on our partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University on water and cold region research.

This partnership helps support our Government’s vision of strong individuals, families and communities sharing the benefits and responsibilities of a unified, environmentally sustainable and prosperous Northwest Territories by insuring we use sound and reliable evidence-based information when developing policy, programs and services.

September 11, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(September 11, 2013) - Welcome to the Arctic Council’s Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna working group, and to attendees of the Parks and Protected Areas Seminar with the Northwest Territories, Finland and Norway.

It is a pleasure to be able to welcome such an expert group of individuals to the Northwest Territories, from circumpolar countries and beyond.

May 31, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches
(May 31, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, this Legislative Assembly has a vision of strong individuals, families and communities sharing the benefits and responsibilities of a unified, environmentally sustainable and prosperous Northwest Territories.
March 14, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(March 14, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to update the people of the Northwest Territories and our Protected Areas Strategy partners on the implementation of the NWT Protected Areas Strategy.

The Protected Areas Strategy was established in 1999 as an overall framework to guide the work of identifying and establishing protected areas in the Northwest Territories.  It was developed in partnership by regional Aboriginal organizations, the federal and territorial governments, environmental non-governmental organizations and industry.

March 12, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(March 12, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to update the people of the Northwest Territories on management actions for barren-ground caribou herds.

The new population estimates for the Beverly and Ahiak caribou herds, led by the Government of Nunavut, highlight the need for regular surveys and monitoring so we have a clear picture of herd status and can identify changes and deal with them in a timely manner.

March 11, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(March 11, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to update the people of the Northwest Territories one of our key initiatives to respond to the global climate change problem:  The NWT Greenhouse Gas Strategy.