Monthly Archives: February 2013

Feb, 28 2013

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Mr. Speaker, for the past year our government has been celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with the rest of Canada and the 15 other Commonwealth Realms. We began the Jubilee year last February when Members unanimously passed a motion in this House congratulating the Queen for her years of service.  Over the year, communities came […]

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Feb, 28 2013

Tłįchǫ Government – Devolution

 Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to advise Members that the Tłįchǫ Government will be signing the Devolution AiP. They are joining our Government, the Government of Canada and the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Northwest Territories Metis Nation, Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated and Gwich’in Tribal Council as signatories.  The Tłįchǫ Government advised us of their decision at a […]

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Feb, 28 2013

Recognizing excellence in Northern business

YELLOWKNIFE (February 28, 2013) – Business owners across the Northwest Territories were honoured for their achievements at the inaugural Frozen Globe Awards, held last week by Up Here Business magazine with support from the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI). “I want to offer my congratulations to Up Here Business for envisioning this night, […]

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Feb, 28 2013

Tlicho Government agrees to sign on to devolution

YELLOWKNIFE (February 28, 2013) – Premier Bob McLeod and Grand Chief Eddie Erasmus announced today that the  Tłįchǫ Government will become a party  to the Devolution Agreement-in-Principle. “Devolution will create benefits for all the people of the Northwest Territories, I’m very pleased that the Tłıcho Government will be joining us in signing the final agreement,” said Premier McLeod. “Gaining northern […]

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Feb, 27 2013

Premier McLeod – Good Governance Conference

Good evening ladies and gentlemen, thank you for inviting me to be here this evening. I know you have had a successful start with Minister McLeod’s opening the event and you have already heard from some key inspirational speakers like Mr. Gord Hume and our presenters from Golden, British Columbia. I would like to welcome […]

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Feb, 27 2013

Reservist Leave for Public Service Employees

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to confirm that the Government of the Northwest Territories’ new Reservist leave policy allows public service employees to take unpaid time off to serve with the Canada Reserve Force, part of the Canadian Forces. The Canadian Reserve Force is made up of volunteers who serve with the Canadian military while […]

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Feb, 27 2013

NWT Tourism 2013- 2014 Marketing Plan

Mr. Speaker, tourism is a vital industry here in the Northwest Territories. It is our largest renewable industry and attracted close to 70,000 visitors and over $100 million in new spending last year. Of all sectors, tourism presents the greatest likelihood of creating economic opportunities in each region – especially in the smaller communities.  Because […]

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Feb, 27 2013

Bullying Prevention

Mr. Speaker, today is the official Anti-Bullying Day, a day celebrated during the last Wednesday of February of each year. I am pleased we are wearing pink carnations today, marking a day of protest against bullying. This action was started by two brave young men in Nova Scotia, David Shepherd and Travis Price, who gave […]

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Feb, 26 2013

New Traditional Games Championship

YELLOWKNIFE (February 26, 2013) – A new traditional games championship hosted by the Aboriginal Sport Circle and sponsored by the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) and Sport Canada begins this Friday, March 1st in Yellowknife. The first annual NWT Traditional Games Championship highlights Inuit and Dene traditional games and gives youth an opportunity […]

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Feb, 25 2013

Minister David Ramsay – Hay River Chamber of Commerce AGM Dinner

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. I’ll try to keep my remarks brief. After all, it’s said that most speakers need no introduction. What they need is a conclusion. This event is always one of my favourites and I’m happy to see everyone is enjoying the spirit of entrepreneurism to the fullest here this evening! Special […]

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