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December 5, 2017
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (December 5, 2017) – The Government of the Northwest Territories has issued its Request for Proposals (RFP) for the construction of the Tłı̨chǫ All-Season Road (TASR).   Three proponents identified through a Request for Qualifications will be invited to submit proposals:  Aurora Access Partners, NAE Transportation Partners and North Star Infrastructure.

Proponents may access the RFP by visiting the GNWT’s Contract Event Opportunities website at: http://contracts.fin.gov.nt.ca

November 8, 2017
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (November 8, 2017)– Today, Robert C. McLeod, Minister for the Department of Finance with the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) released the GNWT Public Account information for 2016-17.

In an effort to meet the GNWT’s commitment to improve openness and transparency, the Public Accounts are being released to the public prior to being tabled in the Legislative Assembly. Accompanying the Public Accounts is a plain language companion document intended to be used as a tool to help the public better understand their government’s finances.

November 7, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on November 7, 2017

Good morning. Thank you for the opportunity to speak today about the importance of infrastructure investment to the growth of the Northwest Territories.

The Government of the Northwest Territories, or the GNWT, has recognized the opportunities public-private partnerships (P3s) can bring to help the government address its current infrastructure deficit, which is currently around $3 billion, and other key strategic infrastructure projects that would help stimulate our economy and improve services to our residents.

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 27, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on September 27, 2017

Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to advise the House that the Government of the Northwest Territories has fulfilled its mandate commitment to complete the Mackenzie Valley Fibre Optic Link – a project that will help modernize the economy and enable growth in all economic sectors.  

September 20, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on September 20, 2017

Mr. Speaker, I want to take this opportunity to update Members on our fiscal situation and on-going challenges that we are facing for the next few years.

September 15, 2017
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (September 15, 2017) – The Government of the Northwest Territories is hosting public meetings during the month of September to continue gathering input from NWT residents on cannabis legalization.

The input collected at the public engagement sessions will build on the responses already received from the online cannabis survey. Together, the information gathered will help guide the GNWT as we make specific plans, including developing the new legislation that will be needed for cannabis. 

September 13, 2017
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (September 13, 2017) – The Department of Finance would like to advise that the construction of the Tłįchǫ All-Season Road moved a step closer to reality today with the announcement by Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod that three proponents have qualified for the project, pursuant to the Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) Request for Qualifications.

The three proponents are:

·         Aurora Access Partners

·         NAE Transportation Partners

·         North Star Infrastructure

September 8, 2017
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (September 8, 2017) – The Government of the Northwest Territories is hosting public meetings during the month of September to continue gathering input from NWT residents on cannabis legalization.

The input collected at the public engagement sessions will build on the responses already received from the online cannabis survey. Together, the information gathered will help guide the GNWT as we make specific plans, including developing the new legislation that will be needed for cannabis.

August 25, 2017
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (August 24, 2017) – The Government of the Northwest Territories will be hosting public meetings during the month of September in order to continue gathering input from NWT residents on cannabis legalization.

The input collected at the public engagement sessions will build on the approximately 1,000 responses already received from the online cannabis survey. Together, the information gathered will help guide the GNWT as we make specific plans, including developing the new legislation that will be needed for cannabis.

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