Good morning and thanks for meeting with us today. We have just come from Beijing and I have to say, I’m really pleased to see so much fur and fur trim on the high-end garments we have been seeing on the streets of China during our visit. The heart of fashion really does beat strong here.
I would like to open our roundtable discussion here today by giving you a bit of information about tourism in Canada and the Northwest Territories.
Thank you to Consul General Rick Savone and the members of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, for hosting us today. I would also like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year!
Good afternoon everyone. As the Minister of Tourism for the Northwest Territories, I would like to echo Premier McLeod’s sentiments about how excited we are to host Chinese visitors to our spectacular territory.
Thank you and Good Morning. This is my fifth trip to China and I am very happy to be back. As Premier of the Northwest Territories I’m pleased to talk to you about tourism opportunities in the Northwest Territories.
I am pleased to be in Inuvik today to announce completion of the first Liquefied Natural Gas Project to be built in Canada’s North. This achievement marks the first of a number of successful conversions from diesel to natural gas generation in the Northwest Territories.