Mr. Speaker, I want to take this opportunity to update Members on our fiscal situation and the challenges that Members of the next Assembly will be facing.
Mr. Speaker, every budget session, I have provided this House with an update on the progress being made under the Service Innovation Strategy. Today, I want to tell you about a tool we have to measure how satisfied Northern residents are with government service delivery.
Mr. Speaker I would like to take a few moments to speak to the Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link project or MVFL.
Mr. Speaker, on April 22, 2015, the federal government announced a $500 million increase to the GNWT borrowing limit, bringing the federally imposed borrowing limit to $1.3 billion as well the definition of self-financing debt is being revised.
Mr. Speaker, this Legislative Assembly has a vision of strong individuals, families and communities sharing the benefits and responsibilities of a unified, environmentally sustainable and prosperous Northwest Territories.
Mr. Speaker, last year I spoke on the government’s Service Innovation Strategy. Today I would like to provide an update. The Service Innovation Strategy has many parts and is ultimately intended to improve government services to the public, whether online, by phone or in person.