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April 11, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

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April 10, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

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Good evening ladies and gentlemen.  Thank you for inviting me here this evening.  I trust you are having a productive conference.  It is a pleasure to join you at your annual banquet.

April 10, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(April 10, 2013) - Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and thank you for the opportunity to be a part of this, the 37th Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Northern Air Transport

Association. It is a privilege to be with you today as you seek to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and safety of the northern aviation industry. Your discussions on issues such as airline safety, airport efficiency, and cargo security are timely and needed to respond to the growing challenges facing northern aviation.

April 3, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

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President Graham, colleagues, guests, ladies and gentlemen, thank you for the invitation to join you this morning.

This is the first chance that I have had to speak outside of the Assembly since I stood alongside the Prime Minister and five of our Territory’s Aboriginal Leaders to announce that the heavy lifting is done and that we have reached consensus on the terms of a final devolution agreement.

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 14, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(March 14, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, addressing housing needs is a priority of the 17th Legislative Assembly and the NWT Housing Corporation offers a range of programs along the housing continuum to help residents meet their shelter needs. Public housing, supports to third party organizations that provide low-cost housing, rent supplements, homeownership repair programs, and subsidies to help low and modest income purchase homes all help residents depending on their needs.

March 14, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(March 14, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, I would like to update Members on the renovations recently completed by the Department of Public Works and Services at the Diamond Jenness Secondary School in Hay River.

March 13, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(March 13, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, I stand in the House today, to inform Members on the work the Northwest Territories Power Corporation is doing to provide a safe and reliable source of electricity at the lowest cost, while pursuing opportunities to increase the mix of clean, renewable energy sources.

March 13, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(March 13, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, our Income Security programs provide support for those residents over the age of 19 and their families.  It covers basic food, shelter and clothing needs, childcare benefits, heating subsidies, income support, and student financial assistance.  It also provides supports for disabled residents.

March 13, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(March 13, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, I’m pleased to recognize that the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway Project reached another milestone earlier this week when the Prime Minister confirmed that Canada will contribute $200 million to the construction.

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