October 3, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered October 3, 2017

Mr. Speaker, since 2013, September 30th has been marked as Orange Shirt Day, a day for all Canadians to remember the survivors of the residential school system.

Organizers chose an orange shirt as the symbol for that day based on a story told by Phyllis Jack Webstat, a survivor of the St. Joseph Mission Residential School in Williams Lake, BC. In her story, Ms. Webstat tells of having the shiny, new orange shirt her grandmother had given to her being taken away on her first day at residential school.

September 2, 2015
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Thank you to everyone for attending today’s press conference.

The high cost of energy continues to be one of the most significant challenges faced by the people of the Northwest Territories and our government. Our government is committed to addressing that cost where and how it can, including taking steps to ensure residents are shielded from increases due to factors outside our control, like weather conditions. Around the world, governments are dealing with costs brought on by climate change, and our territory is not alone in facing situations like this.

August 26, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Good morning.  Bienvenue à Yellowknife.  Welcome to Yellowknife and the Northwest Territories.  Welcome to Canada’s energy storehouse.

It is my pleasure to see you all here today and I would like to recognize Minister Joe Oliver and my colleagues from the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly.