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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.

November 22, 2013
News Releases

Yellowknife (Nov. 22, 2013) – Construction is set to begin on the $4.8 million Betty (Better Environment To Transition in Yellowknife) House project in Yellowknife. The transitional home for women will celebrate with a sod-turning event on Friday, November 22 at 10 a.m. on the Betty House site on 54th Street, across from Aurora College.

October 22, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches
(October 21, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, today I would like to update the Legislative Assembly on changes to homeownership programs offered through the NWT Housing Corporation.

When we developed our strategic plan, Building for the Future, residents told us that we needed to examine our homeownership programs. They wanted us to recognize the different roles that homeownership plays in non-market and market communities.

June 27, 2013
News Releases

TORONTO, Ontario – June 25, 2013 – Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Housing today met to discuss the need for long-term, sustainable affordable and social housing.

March 7, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(March 7, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, a lack of affordable, adequate, and suitable housing creates challenges in recruiting staff for the GNWT, Aboriginal governments and for community governments. Staff need homes to live in if they are going to continue delivering the programs and services the people of the NWT rely on their governments for.