(May 31, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, bullying is a broad societal problem and a very serious issue in our schools that Education, Culture and Employment is dedicated to addressing.
On February 16, 2012 the Legislative Assembly passed an Anti-Bullying Motion, calling on the Department to establish a territory-wide campaign to denounce bullying, and review anti-bullying legislation in other jurisdictions and bring forward a bill for consideration by the Assembly within 18 months.
(May 31, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, last June in this Legislature, I expressed our government’s formal commitment to a set of principles and key actions to strengthen and renew our relationships with our Aboriginal government partners. “Respect, Recognition, Responsibility” is a foundational piece upon which all of our actions and commitments are built.
(May 30, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, achieving our vision of a strong, prosperous territory requires a balanced approach that advances our economic, social and environmental priorities. This government is moving forward on all those fronts and the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway demonstrates our commitment to each of those areas.
(May 30, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, the people of the Northwest Territories know their needs and priorities and communities should take the lead on determining how to address issues, like community safety, that matter to them. The Department of Justice is committed to assisting communities and the NWT has been recognized throughout Canada as a leader in community-based initiatives like our community justice committees.
(May 30, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, later today at the appropriate time, I will be tabling the NWT Economic Opportunities Strategy Advisory Panel’s “What We Heard” report.
(May 29, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure and an honour to welcome back my colleagues of the Legislative Assembly as we convene for our spring sitting. I trust all our Members have enjoyed some memorable time with their families and constituents.
(May 29, 2013) - (Check against delivery)
On behalf of the Government of the Northwest Territories, I am pleased to welcome you to the first symposium of the National Executive Forum on Public Property to be held north of 60.
(May 23, 2013) - I am very pleased to be here today for our first Akaitcho Dene First Nation – Government of the Northwest Territories Intergovernmental Meeting.
These meetings are very important for allowing us to make progress on a wide range of issues of importance to the people we represent, and I thank you all for being here today.
Today’s meeting will mark a significant event between our two governments, with the signing of this intergovernmental cooperation MOU.
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Good afternoon: Chairman Gannicott, Premier McLeod, colleagues, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. It is a pleasure to join you today for this important announcement.