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May 31, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on May 31, 2018

Mr. Speaker, I would like to report on the progress being made on the National Housing Strategy.

On April 9, 2018 I, along with my provincial, territorial and federal counterparts, met in Toronto to endorse a multilateral Housing Partnership Framework. The Partnership Framework further advances the National Housing Strategy and sets the foundation for federal, provincial and territorial governments to work together towards achieving a long-term, shared vision for housing.

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.

March 3, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on March 3, 2017

Mr. Speaker, this morning CBC published an article quoting from Oral Questions yesterday. The article repeats a misstatement that I made during my reply to Oral Question 670-18(2).

I would like to take an opportunity to correct the record.  Quoting from unedited Hansard, I said:

“I understand that there was a careful evaluation of the bid made by the Power Corporation. The bid from Virdi was the lowest rated, and among the factors looked at was price”.

June 8, 2016
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, I would like to provide Members with an update on recent changes made with respect to the Northwest Territories Power Corporation.

On May 24, 2016, I appointed six Deputy Ministers to the Board of the Corporation.  The reasons for taking this action have been documented in the media but I would like to briefly reiterate these reasons and provide Members and the public with some information on next steps.

October 7, 2015
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, the Northwest Territories Power Corporation, or NTPC, continues to adapt and manage its resources to meet the needs of the ever-changing environment of power generation in the North.

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.

November 6, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, the Northwest Territories Power Corporation, or NTPC, continues to adapt and manage its resources to meet the needs of the ever-changing environment of power generation in the North.

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.

June 6, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(June 6, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, on May 31st, 2013, in response to questions from Mr. Alfred Moses, Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, I addressed aspects of this Government’s plan to provide relief for the residents of Inuvik by introducing liquefied natural gas or LNG to the community.  I would like to clarify one point about LNG storage plans.

March 13, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(March 13, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, I stand in the House today, to inform Members on the work the Northwest Territories Power Corporation is doing to provide a safe and reliable source of electricity at the lowest cost, while pursuing opportunities to increase the mix of clean, renewable energy sources.

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