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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.

October 8, 2010
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (October 8, 2010) - The first in a series of regional Minister’s meetings on Aboriginal Student Achievement (ASA) met with success in Norman Wells last week. Over the course of three days, Sahtu Aboriginal governments and community representatives, alongside District Education Council (DEC) educators and school principals from each community discussed how to improve Aboriginal students’ academic success with senior staff from the Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE).

October 6, 2010
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (October 6 , 2010) - An all-weather road from Highway 7 to the Liard River has been completed and residents of Nahanni Butte can expect to receive year-round benefits.

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