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Media advisory: Parliamentary Secretary Deborah Schulte to announce support for Nunavut’s hunters and trappers

Iqaluit, Nunavut — Please be advised that Deborah Schulte, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue, will make an announcement on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor), supporting Hunters and Trappers Organizations in Nunavut. Media should assemble no […]

by pmnationtalk on February 8, 201940 Views

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N.W.T. MLAs to vote on binding arbitration option to avoid UNW strike – CBC

Feb 08, 2019 3rd-party mediator would decide outcome for negotiations between union and territorial government A Yellowknife MLA plans to put forward a motion in the legislature today that will call on the territorial government to move to binding arbitration if it doesn’t reach an agreement with the union that represents about 4,000 of its employees. On […]

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Wally Schumann: Taltson Hydroelectricity Expansion

February 07, 2019 Mr. Speaker, the Government of the Northwest Territories made a mandate commitment during this Legislative Assembly to continue to develop and advance initiatives to displace diesel generation in the NWT including advancing the Taltson Hydroelectricity Expansion project. With the Department of Infrastructure at the helm, the GNWT has continued to work with […]

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Glen Abernethy: Cannabis Public Education and Awareness Update

February 07, 2019 Mr. Speaker, I would like to update Members on our government’s recent work on cannabis public education and community health engagement. Northerners have told us that they want more evidence-based, culturally relevant information on the health effects of cannabis. In response to that call, the Department of Health and Social Services has […]

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Media Statement from Premier McLeod on Yellowknife South Constituency Meeting

Premier Bob McLeod issued the following statement today on events at the Yellowknife South constituency meeting on the evening of February 5, 2019: “I am disappointed by the events that took place at my constituency meeting last night. These meetings are an important opportunity for me to hear about all priorities and concerns from residents […]

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Fisheries officers needed in Inuvik region, DFO’s new Arctic head hears – CBC

Gabriel Nirlungayuk, regional director of the new Arctic region, began community engagement sessions in Inuvik Feb 07, 2019 The regional director of the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ new Arctic region has set out on a tour to find out what Northern communities are hoping to see from his department, making the first stop Wednesday in […]

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Robert C. McLeod: Budget Address 2019-2020

February 06, 2019 Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present the 2019-20 Budget for the Government of the Northwest Territories. This Budget continues to invest in our people and our territory to achieve, as set out in the very first sentence of the 18th Legislative Assembly mandate, our vision of a territory where all our people, […]

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Nunavut Inuit say Federal Indigenous Languages Bill needs Significant Changes in Order to Meet Inuit Needs and Reflect Inuit Realities

February 5th, 2019 (Iqaluit, February 5, 2019) — Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI), the organization representing Inuit in Nunavut, has expressed great disappointment at both the contents of the indigenous languages bill tabled by the federal government in the House of Commons today, and the process involving its development. Inuktut has official status at the territorial […]

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Bob McLeod: February 2019 Sessional Statement

Mr. Speaker, I would like to welcome Members back for the continuation of the Third Session of the Legislative Assembly. We are now into the final months of the 18th Legislative Assembly, and Ministers and Members have been working hard together to create a better territory for our residents, one in which all people have […]

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Media Statement: GNWT’s Participation at AME Roundup

Minister of Infrastructure and Industry, Tourism and Investment, Wally Schumann issued the following statement today on the GNWT’s participation in AME Roundup last week in Vancouver: “The Northwest Territories has world-class mineral potential that could bring economic benefits to the residents of the Northwest Territories, industry players, and Canada and we have the tools needed […]

by pmnationtalk on February 6, 201914 Views

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