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December 6, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Today we remember a targeted attack on women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. This was a horrific act of violence, and we must all work together to ensure that this never happens again. We are all responsible for making our homes and communities safer by protecting victims and their children, holding violent people accountable for their actions, and providing opportunities for change.

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, many Northwest Territories residents continue to experience family violence or are dealing with its negative after-effects. This is not the kind of territory that we want. We talk about healthy and educated people in this Assembly, and we talk about safe and sustainable communities. We are committed to achieving those goals and addressing family violence is an important part of that commitment.

October 17, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(October 17, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, I would like to welcome my colleagues back to the continuation of the Fourth Session of the 17th Legislative Assembly.  It is good to be getting back to work. We have an ambitious agenda, Mr. Speaker, and a lot left to accomplish as a territory and as a government, so I hope my colleagues are feeling well-rested.

September 19, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(September 19, 2013) - I am pleased to be here to show the Government of the Northwest Territories support for the United Way and to encourage everyone here to get involved in making your community a safe, healthy place for all of our families. Children with a good start are less likely to fall behind in school and get in trouble with the law. They grow up to be healthy adults who are less likely to live in poverty or have issues with addictions.

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.

September 11, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(September 11, 2013) - Ladies and gentlemen, it’s a pleasure to welcome you back to Yellowknife as we celebrate the 21st year of this conference.

August 26, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Good morning.  Bienvenue à Yellowknife.  Welcome to Yellowknife and the Northwest Territories.  Welcome to Canada’s energy storehouse.

It is my pleasure to see you all here today and I would like to recognize Minister Joe Oliver and my colleagues from the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly.

August 20, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(August 20, 2013) - Thank you, I am pleased to be here today with Prime Minister Harper and Ministers Aglukkaq, Valcourt and Oliver for this announcement. We appreciate the Government of Canada’s ongoing interest in the Northwest Territories and its commitment to supporting the aspirations of Northern Canadians.

July 18, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(July 18, 2013) - (Check against delivery.)

Thank you.

Governor Parnell, Lt. Governor Treadwell, honourable ministers, senators, members of Congress, Your Worship Mayor Sullivan, members of the diplomatic corps, distinguished members of the academic community, ladies and gentlemen:  It is a pleasure to be here at the Pacific Northwest Economic Region summit.  I love Anchorage.  This is a truly remarkable city, a city that demonstrates clearly what Northern progress and prosperity can mean.

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