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June 5, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(June 5, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to be joining my colleague, the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, in tabling Right from the Start: A Framework for Early Childhood Development in the NWT later today. This Framework not only responds to the priorities of this Legislative Assembly, it also answers concerns that are top of mind for the people of the Northwest Territories.

June 5, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(June 5, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, this Assembly’s vision of healthy, educated people contributing to a strong and prosperous Northern society starts in early childhood, from prenatal to five years.  The Departments of Education, Culture and Employment and Health and Social Services have worked collaboratively to craft a renewed Early Childhood Development Framework based on best practices and national and international research.  We will be tabling this document later today.

June 5, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (June 5, 2013) – Premier Bob McLeod will honour  individual employees, teams of employees and partners from outside the public service with Premier’s Awards for Excellence and Collaboration. Over 97 individuals will be honoured, including  the  recipient of the Dave Ramsden Career Excellence Award.

June 4, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (June 4, 2013) – Applications for one of 16 $5,000 Northern Aviation Scholarships are now being accepted by the Government of Northwest Territories and its partners, the Government of Nunavut, Discovery Air, Keewatin Air, North-Wright Airways and First Air. The deadline for applications is July 26, 2013.

June 4, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (June 4, 2013) – A stronger, environmentally sustainable and industry-friendly mineral development sector in the Northwest Territories is one step closer to reality following the release of Pathways to Mineral Development. The report was prepared by the Mineral Development Strategy (MDS) Stakeholder Engagement Panel and includes  recommendations to support a sustainable mineral exploration and development sector in the NWT.

June 4, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(June 3, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, mining has a long and rich history in the NWT. For more than 60 years, our vast resources have made us a land of great potential, and we need to make the most of that potential. One of the main priorities of this Government is to have an economy that is strong and diversified, and we identified the need for a comprehensive, environmentally sustainable Mineral Development Strategy.

June 3, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(June 3, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, Elders play a vital role in integrating languages and culture into school programming and provide valuable skills and knowledge to our children and youth.

June 3, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(June 3, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, we all know the terrible toll that addictions take on our people and our communities.  Widespread addictions are one of the biggest barriers to achieving the vision and priorities of this Assembly – it is a driving force behind family breakdown, incarceration, homelessness, and developmental delays in children.

As a government, we have invested millions of dollars into tackling this issue, and commissioned numerous reports but we haven’t seen much improvement.

June 3, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(June 3, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, the 17th Legislative Assembly has a vision of a territory where strong individuals, families, and communities share in the benefits and responsibilities of a unified, environmentally sustainable and prosperous territory.

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.

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