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2016/17 budget sets Yukon on the course for prosperity

April 7, 2016 WHITEHORSE—The Government of Yukon is taking steps to grow the economy, create jobs for Yukoners and strengthen the health care and education systems with a 2016/17 budget that is a clear vision for the future of the territory. The Government of Yukon’s 2016/17 capital and operations and maintenance budget, totaling $1.392 billion, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 8, 2016279 Views

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Commitees-of-Cabinet Contribute to GNWT decision making

YELLOWKNIFE (April 6, 2016) – Terms of reference for eight Committees-of-Cabinet (COCs) have been approved by the Executive Council. Each COC is mandated to provide an interdepartmental focus to identify issues, track efforts, coordinate policy and offer recommendations to the Executive Council or Financial Management Board in its defined areas of responsibility. The eight Committees-of-Cabinet […]

by pmnationtalk on April 7, 2016193 Views

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Parliamentary Secretary Takes Budget 2016 Message to Canada’s North

April 1, 2016 – Iqaluit, Nunavut – Department of Finance François-Philippe Champagne, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, today met with Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. and Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna in Iqaluit to discuss measures in the Government of Canada’s 2016 budget, Growing the Middle Class, that will benefit Northerners and renew the relationship with […]

by pmnationtalk on April 4, 2016190 Views

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National Child Benefit Supplement exemption

IQALUIT, Nunavut (April 1, 2016) – Effective April 1, 2016, the income that families receive from the National Child Benefit Supplement (NCBS) is now exempt from the Government of Nunavut’s (GN) Social Assistance program calculations. The NCBS is a federal benefit paid to low-income families with children. Previously, the GN considered the NCBS as income, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 2016244 Views

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Operation NUNALIVUT 2016 begins today in the High Arctic

April 1, 2016 – Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces Operation NUNALIVUT 2016 (Op NU 16) will take place in and around Resolute Bay and Alert, Nunavut from 1-22 April. Commanded by Joint Task Force (North) (JTFN) and involving more than 230 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel from across Canada; Op […]

by pmnationtalk on April 1, 2016249 Views

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Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance to Hold Press Conference in Iqaluit

March 31, 2016 Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance François-Philippe Champagne will hold a press conference with Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Hunter Tootoo and Iqaluit mayor Madeleine Redfern in Iqaluit, Nunavut, on Friday, April 1, 2016. The press conference will take place at 3:30 p.m. at the Ministers’ Regional […]

by pmnationtalk on April 1, 2016202 Views

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Yukon Legislative Assembly to reconvene April 7

March 24, 2016 WHITEHORSE—Premier Darrell Pasloski announced today that the speaker will reconvene the Yukon Legislative Assembly on Thursday, April 7 at 1 p.m. The April start date was chosen to give the Yukon government time to consider the implications of the federal budget on the territory’s financial position. “During this year’s spring sitting our […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2016201 Views

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GNWT Pleased with increase to the Northern Residents’ Deduction

Yellowknife (March 24, 2016) – Minister of Finance Robert C. McLeod announced today that the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is pleased with the Government of Canada’s decision, announced in yesterday’s federal budget, to increase the Northern Residents’ Deduction by 33%. Quotes This increase will put money in the pockets of NWT residents come […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 2016237 Views

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Premier Taptuna reacts to the 2016 federal budget

March 23, 2016 “I am pleased that the federal government has taken steps to invest in Northern and Indigenous communities, and shares our vision of a strong, healthy and prosperous Nunavut. The challenges facing Nunavut and Canada’s northern communities are unique. Addressing issues like housing, infrastructure, health and mental health care, community safety and policing, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 2016230 Views

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A statement from Premier Darrell Pasloski on the 2016 federal budget

March 23, 2016 WHITEHORSE—Premier Darrell Pasloski today issued the following statement in response to the Government of Canada’s 2016 budget: Yukoners, like all Canadians, had been waiting with much anticipation to see how the new federal government planned to prioritize spending for the country. I am pleased to see that the Government of Canada responded […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 2016273 Views

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