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Yellowknife – October 25, 2018
News Releases

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is providing an update on the distribution and sales of legalized cannabis in the Northwest Territories.

 

On October 17, 2018, when cannabis was legalized across the country, the GNWT began sales through existing liquor store vendors and via on-line. In the first four days of operations, sales of legal cannabis totaled approximately $129,600. Of this total, approximately $10,900 was the result of on-line sales. Sales took place in all NWT regions.

 

Yellowknife – October 24, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs is working to improve emergency management in the Northwest Territories so that we can better serve communities and help ensure the safety and security of residents.

Yellowknife – October 24, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, the sustainability and growth of the NWT economy requires strategic investment and diversification.  The mandate we set for our 18th Legislative Assembly highlights the importance of investing in renewable resources, agriculture, arts, fisheries, forestry, manufacturing, tourism, traditional harvesting and the knowledge economy.   

Yellowknife – October 24, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Check Against Delivery

Mr. Speaker, we are continuing with our mandate commitment to implement the Education Renewal and Innovation Framework and Action Plan. I am pleased to report that the education system is improving to meet the needs of the students, educators and families of the Northwest Territories. We are at the mid-point of our 10-year strategy, and we are seeing numerous successes and further opportunities for action.

Yellowknife – October 24, 2018
Media Statement

Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy provided a statement on the 2018 Office of the Auditor General of Canada’s Report on Child and Family Services in the Northwest Territories.

 

“Our top priority is to ensure the safety and security of children and youth receiving services and care from Child and Family Services. The Auditor General’s report contains findings that are disappointing and concerning to all of us and which require immediate action to address.

 

Yellowknife – October 24, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Check Against Delivery

Mr. Speaker, I would like to respond to the follow-up audit on Child and Family Services that was tabled in the House yesterday.

 

Mr. Speaker, our top priority is to ensure the safety and security of children and youth receiving services and care from Child and Family Services. 

 

Yellowknife – October 23, 2018
Media Statement

Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment Wally Schumann today congratulates the winners of the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Gala:

                               

Yellowknife – October 23, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

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Mr. Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge Family Violence Awareness Week.  This week is recognized across the country, and takes place from October 21 to 27, 2018.

 

Statistics Canada reports that, in 2016, family violence accounted for one-quarter of all violent crimes.  These are criminal acts perpetrated against the most vulnerable members of society: youth, seniors, women and girls.  In 2016, two thirds of all victims of family violence were women and girls.

 

Yellowknife – October 23, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

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Mr. Speaker, this government has committed to working in partnership with other governments to address affordable housing requirements in support of their service delivery to Northwest Territories residents. The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation has made progress in meeting this mandate commitment in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.

October 21, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Good morning.  My name is Bob McLeod and I am the Premier of the Northwest Territories. It is great to be back at this forum for the second time. I am pleased to be able to offer some remarks before you dive into the complicated topic of how best to support and fund infrastructure in the North.

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