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October 18, 2010
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

October 18, 2010 - Today, the Minister of Health and Social services highlighted two initiatives that the Department of Health and Social Services has spearheaded with the Coalition Against Family Violence as part of the NWT Family Violence Action Plan Phase II.

Mr. Speaker, family violence is a deliberate use of force to control another person. Abusers do not just lose their tempers or simply have problems with anger management. They choose to hurt and control their victims.

October 18, 2010
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

October 18, 2010 - The Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Jackson Lafferty was pleased to share news today about its Aboriginal Student Achievement initiative that focuses on increasing the accomplishments of Aboriginal students across the Northwest Territories.

Mr. Speaker, the Department of Education, Culture and Employment is pleased to share news about its Aboriginal Student Achievement initiative that focuses on increasing the accomplishments of Aboriginal students across the Northwest Territories.

October 18, 2010
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

October 18, 2010 - Today marks the start of Small Business Week, and the Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment took the opportunity today to recognize and celebrate the entrepreneurs and their businesses across the Northwest Territories.

Mr. Speaker, this is Small Business Week, an opportunity to recognize and celebrate entrepreneurs and their businesses across the Northwest Territories. I would also like to recognize Co-op Week and the 16 cooperatives that serve residents in the Northwest Territories.

October 18, 2010
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

October 18, 2010 - The Premier of the Northwest Territories, Floyd K. Roland, provided NWT residents with an update on the progress that the Government of the Northwest Territories has made on devolution in the recent months.

Mr. Speaker, the Devolution of decision-making authorities over public lands and water from Canada to the Northwest Territories has been a matter of debate and negotiation for much of my lifetime.

October 15, 2010
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

October 15, 2010 - Minister of Finance, J. Michael Miltenberger, provided a fiscal and economic update to Members of the Legislative Assembly today.

Mr. Speaker, two years ago the world economy experienced a downturn unprecedented since the Great Depression.  The turmoil touched everyone, including Canada.  The NWT economy shrank in 2009.  Employment fell by 5.2 per cent and mineral exploration by 80 per cent.

October 15, 2010
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (October 15, 2010) - With a period of growth now forecast in the NWT economy, the Government of the Northwest Territories’ fiscal strategy will maintain a tight rein on spending growth while reducing capital investment over time to historical levels.

In his fiscal and economic update to Members of the Legislative Assembly, Minister of Finance J. Michael Miltenberger says the GNWT’s fiscal strategy will see the NWT through uncertain times and return it to a sustainable fiscal path in coming years.

October 15, 2010
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

October 15, 2010 - The Minister of the NWT Housing Corporation, Robert C. McLeod, updated the Members of the Legislative Assembly and the general public on recent housing construction and related vacancies in the NWT.

Mr. Speaker. I rise today to update Members and the general public on recent housing construction and related vacancies in the NWT.

October 14, 2010
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

October 14, 2010 - In his Sessional Statement to Members of the Legislative Assembly, Premier Floyd K. Roland today highlighted the many initiatives and investments that have been put in place by the Government of the Northwest Territories to build the foundation for future decisions and opportunities.

October 13, 2010
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (October 13, 2010) - Communities across the Northwest Territories have harvested a bumper crop of produce ranging from potatoes and carrots to spinach and lettuce thanks to dedicated community gardeners and the Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) Small Scale Foods Program.

October 13, 2010
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (October 13, 2010) - The Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment Bob McLeod will attend the Canadian Council of Tourism Ministers fall 2010 meeting from October 13-15. This meeting brings together all the territorial, provincial and federal ministers responsible for tourism portfolios.

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