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July 26, 2017
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (July 26, 2017) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is seeking public input on how we best to move forward in developing a plan for carbon pricing in the NWT that provides incentives for residents, business and industry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while limiting the effects on cost of living and economic development.

This request for input comes as a result of the GNWT’s commitment as a signatory to the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Energy and Climate Change to participate in national carbon pricing.

July 11, 2017
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (July 11, 2017) – NWT residents are being asked to provide their views on how the Northwest Territories will safely regulate cannabis and to comment on proposed principles to guide how the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) addresses cannabis legalization.  Residents can provide their views through a new website launched by the GNWT this week.

June 12, 2017
News Releases

INUVIK (June 12, 2017) – Premier and Cabinet of The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT), along with its partners, NorthwesTel and Ledcor Group, were in Inuvik this past weekend to celebrate the launch of the Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link (MVFL).

April 4, 2017
News Releases

Yellowknife (April 4, 2017) –  For the fifth consecutive year, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has once again been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers.

Last week’s announcement from Mediacorp, Canada Inc. cites the creation of the GNWT’s Diversity and Inclusion Unit, along with the ongoing work of the GNWT Advisory Committee on Employability and Aboriginal Employees Advisory Committee as key reasons for the selection.

March 28, 2017
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (March 28, 2017) – The Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link (MVFL) achieved a major milestone on March 16, 2017 as the last two splice locations were installed, officially completing the construction of the 1,154 km fibre line between Inuvik and High Level, Alberta.

With this, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is one step closer to fulfilling its Mandate commitment to complete the Mackenzie Valley Fibre Optic Link in order to help modernize the economy and enable growth in all economic sectors.

March 20, 2017
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (March 20, 2017) – Minister of Finance, Robert C. McLeod announced today that the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has begun the formal procurement process for the Tłı̨chǫ All Season Road (TASR) by releasing the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to design, build, finance, operate and maintain an all-season road to Whatì.

March 3, 2017
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (March 3, 2017) – Minister of Finance Robert C. McLeod today outlined further adjustments by the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) to the proposed 2017-18 operating budget.

Changes proposed in a statement today by the Minister include increased funding for homecare, a program for youth in crisis, additional funding for the Anti-Poverty Fund, Mineral Incentive Program, Community Access Road Program and for freight costs associated with the fishing industry.

March 3, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on March 3, 2017

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to provide an update on the progress to approve the 2017-2018 Main Estimates. Since the Budget Address on February 1, 2017 we have seen significant debate on specific elements of our annual budget and an extensive review of the Main Estimates in Committee of the Whole.

February 1, 2017
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (February 1, 2017) – Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod released the Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) 2017-18 Budget today, highlighting $55 million in new investments for initiatives related to the priorities of the 18th Legislative Assembly and to strengthen delivery of existing programs.

February 1, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Introduction

Mr. Speaker, there is a tradition of Finance Ministers in Canada wearing new shoes when delivering the budget address as a symbol for the direction described in the annual budget. Today, I am wearing my mukluks. I do this as a reminder to myself of where we come from and the importance of the work we do here for residents in all communities, large and small, throughout the Northwest Territories.

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