Minister of Infrastructure and Industry, Tourism and Investment, Wally Schumann issued the following statement today on the opening of the Marine Training Centre in Hay River and Oceans Protection Plan funding announcement:
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On behalf of the Government of the Northwest Territories, I’d like to thank you for this opportunity to speak about our concerns and priorities, and how we can work together to improve the lives of northerners.
I appreciate that you’ve structured your hearings around the themes of the federal government’s Arctic Policy Framework. This initiative has great potential for helping our territory achieve its priorities and support its development.
YELLOWKNIFE (May 1, 2018) – The Government of the Northwest Territories has released its broad vision related to energy and climate change in the Northwest Territories.
The GNWT recognizes that NWT residents are concerned about the impacts of climate change and is committed to a government-wide approach that takes into account northern energy demands and the cost of living, while reflecting international and national commitments to lower greenhouse gas emissions, exploring options for carbon pricing systems, and capturing local alternatives.