YELLOWKNIFE (October 20, 2015) – On behalf of the residents of the Northwest Territories, I would like to congratulate Prime Minister designate Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada on their election victory last night. We are confident that Mr. Trudeau’s background and many travels in the North will help him bring a good understanding of the issues that matter to Northerners as he forms his government and begins to implement his vision for our country.
Congratulations also go out to Michael McLeod on his election as the Member of Parliament designate for the Northwest Territories. Mr. McLeod has always had the best interest of Northerners at heart and has served residents of the territory with enthusiasm, hard work and vigor in his many leadership positions. I am certain he will represent us with that same energy in Ottawa, bringing Northern issues to the forefront of national political discussions.
I would also like to recognize and thank outgoing Prime Minister Stephen Harper for his deep personal commitment to the North and its people. We have enjoyed a good working relationship with the federal government under his leadership and appreciated its investment in northern development, prosperity and governance. During his tenure, the North has taken on a more vital role in Confederation and we wish him all the best in future endeavours.
Mr. Dennis Bevington has given himself to public service for the last nine years, representing our territory and its people in Ottawa. I want to thank him for his efforts on behalf of the Northwest Territories and its residents.
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel: (867) 767-9000 ext. 11092