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December 6, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(December 6, 2013) - Good evening everyone, and thank you for joining us here at Canada Place this evening.

To many Canadians, the Northwest Territories is the great white north, land of polar bears, snow, ice, and minus 40 temperatures.  But there is so much more to our territory than that.

I have lived in the Northwest Territories for almost two decades, but I never get tired of viewing the Aurora Borealis in the winter skies. I want to share a story with you about one of these times.

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 6, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (December 6, 2013) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) confirmed today that 120 employees of the federal Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) have accepted offers of employment with the GNWT to provide the experience and knowledge required to administer public land and resources after devolution. The jobs will begin on April 1, 2014.

December 5, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (December 5, 2013) – Twenty-four delegates at the NWT Anti-Poverty Roundtable signed an Anti-Poverty Charter and committed to plans of action.

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.

December 3, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (December 3, 2013) -- Premier Bob McLeod welcomed the introduction of Bill C-15 today, which includes legislative amendments needed to implement devolution. The Premier was in the House of Commons to witness the introduction of the bill by the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.

December 2, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (December 2, 2013) – The Alberta Environment Support and Emergency Response Team has advised the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) that:

November 29, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (November 29, 2013) – The Alberta Environment Support and Emergency Response Team has advised the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) that:

November 28, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (November 28, 2013) – A new comprehensive occupational health and safety training program will enhance workplace safety and well-being for all GNWT employees.  The GNWT has partnered with the Northern Safety Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to safer northern workplaces, to provide training to employees. 

November 27, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (November 27, 2013) – Youth in the Northwest Territories have a new weekly 30-minute radio show to celebrate their healthy choices about drugs and alcohol.

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