Yellowknife – May 30, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, the Mine Rescue Competition has a strong history in the Northwest Territories.  The first event took place in 1957, and the competition has been growing every year.

 This weekend marks the 62nd Annual Mine Rescue Competition.  Teams will come together from mines all across the Territories to test their skills.

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.

April 29, 2016
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Thank you to the Northern Territories Federation of Labour for gathering us together for this important ceremony and giving me the opportunity to speak today on behalf of the Government of the Northwest Territories.

Today, on all government buildings across the country, we fly our flags at half-mast. We light our candles in remembrance. We observe a moment of silence and we reflect. Because today, we stand with others in observance of the National Day of Mourning to remember the lives of those we’ve lost to workplace diseases and injuries.

June 14, 2012
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

June 14, 2012 - The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) proudly sponsors the annual Mine Rescue Competition in celebration of Mining Week, held in June each year.  This year, the Mine Rescue Competition is June 15 and 16.