OTTAWA (November 28, 2016) – Premier Bob McLeod and Cabinet discussed opportunities for working with the Government of Canada during a week of successful meetings with Federal Ministers, Members of Parliament and Parliamentary Standing Committees in Ottawa.
With more than a dozen meetings with Federal Ministers, Cabinet Committees and key Parliamentary Standing Committees, Premier McLeod and his Cabinet colleagues made a concerted push to build awareness in Ottawa of three infrastructure priorities related to climate change.
The Taltson Hydro Expansion, Renewable Solutions for Off-Grid Diesel Communities and All-Weather Road Infrastructure for Adapting to Climate Impacts, were selected based on current federal priorities and infrastructure funding programs.
These projects reflect the 18th Legislative Assembly’s mandate of increasing renewable and alternative energy, including reduction of reliance on diesel, mitigating and adapting to climate change, and capturing investment in transportation infrastructure.
“It has been an enlightening trip to Ottawa to meet with the Federal government. Our meetings were an opportunity for our government to educate Members of Parliament about the Northwest Territories and get them to think about the realities we face in our territory when they are making decisions. We look forward to continued dialogue with Prime Minister Trudeau and his government moving forward.”
- Bob McLeod, Premier of the Northwest Territories
Senior Cabinet Communications Advisor
Department of the Executive
Government of the Northwest Territories
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