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Media Advisory – Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – March 15, 2016 – Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure funding announcement. Participating government representatives include Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, along with Robert C. McLeod, Territorial Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs. Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Time: 10:00am Location: Media […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 2016195 Views

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Changes announced in the public service

March 14, 2016 WHITEHORSE—Premier Darrell Pasloski announced changes in the senior management of two Government of Yukon departments today. Justin Ferbey will assume the role of deputy minister of Economic Development effective today. Ferbey will take on this responsibility in addition to his current role as president, Yukon Development Corporation. Bruce McLennan, a former Government of […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 2016174 Views

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Minister Qualtrough marks anniversary of Canada’s ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

March 11, 2016         Iqaluit, Nunavut        Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities and Member of Parliament for Delta, today marked the anniversary of Canada’s ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Iqaluit, Nunavut, while meeting with representatives of the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 11, 2016158 Views

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GNWT to hear from residents on budget priorities

YELLOWKNIFE (March 10, 2016) – Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod announced today that the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is seeking public input on the government’s fiscal strategy and budgets for the next two fiscal years. Residents are being invited to visit the department of Finance website between March 11 to May 20, 2016 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 2016203 Views

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Northwest Territories to develop homegrown mining regulations

YELLOWKNIFE (March 10, 2016)—The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) today announced major modernization initiatives for the mining and exploration sector. The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) will begin the process of developing and proposing a new, leading edge Mineral Resources Act to address the NWT’s unique regulatory needs while becoming more responsive […]

by pmnationtalk on March 10, 2016131 Views

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Government of Yukon asks federal government to renew the Canadian Mineral Exploration Tax Credit

March 8, 2016 Toronto—Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski is asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to renew the Canadian Mineral Exploration Tax Credit in the upcoming federal budget. “Now, more than ever, we need to stand up for our resource industries,” Pasloski said. “When we do so, we are standing up for the families who depend on […]

by pmnationtalk on March 9, 2016112 Views

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ILO: Large gender gaps remain across broad spectrum of global labour market

March 07, 2016 New ILO report highlights the enormous challenges women continue to face in finding and keeping decent jobs around the world. GENEVA– Despite some modest gains in some regions in the world, millions of women are losing ground in their quest for equality in the world of work, according to a new report […]

by pmnationtalk on March 8, 2016123 Views

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Minister commits to reviewing 2008 French First Language Directive

YELLOWKNIFE (March 7, 2016) – Alfred Moses, the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment has committed to a comprehensive review of the 2008 Directive on the Enrolment of Students in French First Language Education Programs before the end of the 2015-16 school year. The Directive states that, unless otherwise approved by the Minister, only those […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 2016123 Views

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Premier Taptuna assigns cabinet portfolios

IQALUIT, Nunavut (March 7, 2016) – As a result of the resignation of a minister from Executive Council last week, Premier Taptuna today announced the following cabinet portfolio assignments. Effective immediately, Premier Peter Taptuna becomes Minister responsible for Immigration. The Honourable Monica Ell-Kanayuk takes on the responsibilities of Minister of Health and Minister responsible for […]

by pmnationtalk on March 7, 2016128 Views

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Premier accepts resignation

March 03, 2016 Statement Premier accepts resignation Premier Peter Taptuna released the following statement: “Effective immediately, I accept the resignation of the Honourable Paul Okalik, as a member of the Executive Council. On Monday, I will make an announcement regarding the portfolios. I want to thank Mr. Okalik for his dedicated service to Cabinet on […]

by ahnationtalk on March 4, 2016138 Views

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