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novembre 27, 2014
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YELLOWKNIFE (November 27, 2014) – I was saddened to hear of the Yukon’s Alex Van Bibber passing away.  Van Bibber was known all across the north and, up until he was 96, was an outfitter, miner, residential school survivor and honoured veteran. He continued to promote a responsible and thriving trapping industry in the north by teaching northerners how to use more humane trapping methods and the importance of protecting wildlife habitats.

novembre 27, 2014
Déclarations et discours de ministres

Distinguished guests, Chiefs, honoured colleagues, thank you for the invitation to join you today.  It is an exciting time in Canada’s oil and gas sector and in particular, in the Northwest Territories.  I am honoured to be here representing Government of the Northwest Territories and participating in this panel.

Building capacity to ensure our residents and communities are prepared for development and the effects of that is a major priority for our government.

novembre 26, 2014
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Good morning ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, fellow speakers, and respected Aboriginal leaders.

It’s an honour to be invited to the annual Aboriginal Oil and Gas Forum to discuss actions the Government of the Northwest Territories is taking to address transportation infrastructure needs in our territory.

novembre 25, 2014
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Good evening, everyone.

It is great to be here at the 42nd annual Geoscience Forum and to see how much this event has grown over the years. First of all, I would like to thank the talented Lee Mandeville for his great performance tonight.  I would also like to recognize the Northwest Territories (NWT) and Nunavut Chamber of Mines and staff of the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment for organizing this important event each year and for the invitation to speak here tonight.

novembre 25, 2014
Déclarations et discours de ministres

YELLOWKNIFE (November 25, 2014) – The Minister Responsible for Women, Premier Bob McLeod, issued a statement marking the United Nations’International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

novembre 25, 2014
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Good afternoon everyone, and welcome to Yellowknife and to the 42nd annual Geoscience Forum. I want to thank the Dettah drummers for sharing with us their traditional songs, a welcome start to a conference that always delivers excellent speakers, presentations and more.

novembre 21, 2014
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Good morning ladies and gentlemen.

It is a pleasure to be in Seattle, and to once again have an opportunity to address the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region forum.

The territory represented by PNWER, and the jurisdictions it represents, embody the very best of both Canada and America – hard work, ingenuity, respectful and sustainable development of resources, productive competition, creativity, innovation, and cooperative coexistence.

novembre 6, 2014
Déclarations et discours de ministres

Mr. Speaker, entrepreneurs and small business owners in the Northwest Territories are committed, passionate, and extremely hard working.

I would like to take the opportunity to recognize a particularly dedicated business owner, Mr. Francis Anderson.  Mr. Anderson has been the owner and operator of Saville Enterprises, a thriving hardware store in the Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk, since the age of 19.

novembre 6, 2014
Déclarations et discours de ministres

Mr. Speaker, as a result of devolution, much of the lands and waters of the Northwest Territories are now the responsibility of our government.  We had prepared for this eventually by getting our policy house in order through the development of the NWT Water Stewardship Strategy and its Action Plan.  We built these documents collaboratively with our partners, in particular the Aboriginal governments of the NWT. They represent a huge success, and they demonstrate how innovative we are here in the North.

I am very pleased to report another critically important success.

novembre 6, 2014
Déclarations et discours de ministres

Mr. Speaker, as part of devolution, the Government of the Northwest Territories took over responsibility for the management of environmental liabilities and securities for resource development projects in our territory.

The regulatory system in the Northwest Territories provides for environmental protection, including terms and conditions within various authorizations. Security provides additional protection to ensure that there are funds to address environmental liabilities if proponents fail to take remedial action.

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