Yellowknife – August 14, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, I’m pleased to update this Assembly on negotiations toward the shared management of oil and gas resources in the NWT offshore, along with our ongoing work to undertake a 5-year science-based review of the federal moratorium on offshore oil and gas activity in arctic waters.

Yellowknife – January 23, 2019
News Releases

The Government of Canada is committed to working together with provinces, territories and Indigenous communities to promote a cleaner, more reliable energy supply in rural and remote communities, reduce pollution in Canada's North and create new opportunities for social and economic development.

Inuvik – October 4, 2018

Leaders from the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT), Indigenous governments (IGOs), Katlodeeche First Nation (KFN), their economic development representatives and a representative from the Government of Canada concluded meetings in Inuvik yesterday where they had discussions focused on identifying concrete ways to work together to create a prosperous and strong territory, while still respecting the Aboriginal, Indigenous and individual rights, legal authorities and priorities of each government.

June 1, 2018
News Releases

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (June 1, 2018) — The Northwest Territories was recognized last night as a world-leading jurisdiction for responsible mining.

In his acceptance of a Diamonds Do Good Award from the World Diamond Empowerment Fund, Premier Bob McLeod credited the partnership that has evolved between industry and public and Indigenous governments to advance the socially and environmentally-conscious management of mining in the NWT.

February 7, 2018
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (February 7, 2018) – A delegation of Northwest Territories leaders took part in a successful week of meetings and events while representing the NWT at the 2018 Mineral Exploration Round Up conference held in Vancouver, British Columbia.

January 15, 2018
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (January 15, 2018) – Premier Bob McLeod will be speaking to business, industry, environmental organizations and academics on the future of the Northwest Territories in Vancouver next week.

As part of a continued effort to make the North and its future part of the national discussion, Premier McLeod will be leading a roundtable discussion at the Simon Fraser University Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue on January 22.

January 4, 2018
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (January 4, 2018) – Premier Bob McLeod will lead a Northwest Territories (NWT) delegation to the 2018 Mineral Exploration Roundup in Vancouver this month to solicit, and demonstrate support for, mineral exploration and development in the NWT.

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.

January 26, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

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Welcome to NWT Night. It is a real pleasure to see so many people here tonight who recognize what my government knows; the NWT has huge mining potential, that if developed sustainably and economically, will drive prosperity for the NWT for generations to come.

January 25, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

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Thank you all for joining us today.  And, thank you for your interest in the Northwest Territories.

I will begin by recognizing that we stand on the traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

It’s a pleasure for me to be back at the Mineral Exploration Round Up – and to be joined by my cabinet colleagues. We have taken the extraordinary steps of attending Roundup this year to confirm our commitment to the mining industry.