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How will 4 years of emergencies affect the N.W.T. election? – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 202332 Views

Oct 26, 2023

From a pandemic to flooding and wildfires — the 19th assembly was shaped by crises

The 19th Legislative Assembly of the N.W.T. was shaped by emergencies, beginning with a pandemic and ending with wildfires that delayed the current election campaign.

The territorial government’s response to these crises received criticism, from those who felt there was insufficient financial support for residents, to those who said there appeared to be a lack of emergency planning.

But how will the actions of the previous government affect who is elected for the next one?

Responding to a questionnaire sent by CBC News, candidates in the Nov. 14 territorial election addressed which issues mattered most — and only eight of them highlighted emergency preparedness or climate emergencies as a priority.

‘We need to figure out a better way’

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