Mr. Speaker, the Government of the Northwest Territories has made a commitment in its Mandate to develop a territorial climate change strategy and I wanted to tell Members about the work that is underway.
Mr. Speaker, as stewards of the land, we have a responsibility to make prudent decisions about how we use, share and protect it in a way that reflects the values and priorities of our residents. This includes the air we breathe.
Mr. Speaker, the Government of the Northwest Territories has made a commitment in the Mandate to respond to recommendations in the Northwest Territories Environmental Audit for improved environmental management.
Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to report that this year’s wildland fire season is off to a slow start compared to the previous two years.
As of May 30th, there have only been two wildland fires reported in the Northwest Territories.
Yellowknife, le 4 mai 2016 – Le premier ministre des TNO, Bob McLeod, a fait la déclaration suivante au sujet des feux de Fort McMurray en Alberta :
Mr. Speaker, the Northwest Territories joined Canada-wide efforts to recycle end-of-life electronics with the launch of the new Electronics Recycling Program on February 1st. Electronics can contain hazardous chemicals and heavy metals, including lead, cadmium and mercury.
Mr. Speaker, collaboration is one of the Priorities of the Assembly and is an important part of how the Government of the Northwest Territories does business.
Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I rise today to advise Members of this Assembly that our Government will be signing a Transboundary Water Management Agreement with British Columbia for the shared waters of the Liard and Petitot Basins.
Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, or ENR, Strategic Plan for 2015 – 2020. This Strategic Plan, which will be tabled later today, establishes a vision, mission, values, goals, and objectives for the Department.