Monthly Archives: May 2013

May, 31 2013

J.Michael Miltenberger – Understanding the Benefits of Remote Sensing – An Exploratory Visit to Kiruna, Sweden and Munich, Germany

Mr. Speaker, this Legislative Assembly has a vision of strong individuals, families and communities sharing the benefits and responsibilities of a unified, environmentally sustainable and prosperous Northwest Territories.  Achieving that vision requires a balanced approach that advances our economic, environmental and social priorities and this Government is moving forward on all those fronts. Supporting economic […]

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May, 31 2013

Jackson Lafferty – Bullying Prevention Legislative Amendment and Safe Schools Plan

Mr. Speaker, bullying is a broad societal problem and a very serious issue in our schools that Education, Culture and Employment is dedicated to addressing. On February 16, 2012 the Legislative Assembly passed an Anti-Bullying Motion, calling on the Department to establish a territory-wide campaign to denounce bullying, and review anti-bullying legislation in other jurisdictions […]

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May, 31 2013

Bob McLeod – Intergovernmental Relations with Aboriginal Governments

Mr. Speaker, last June in this Legislature, I expressed our government’s formal commitment to a set of principles and key actions to strengthen and renew our relationships with our Aboriginal government partners. “Respect, Recognition, Responsibility” is a foundational piece upon which all of our actions and commitments are built. A cornerstone of our approach is […]

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May, 30 2013

Report Outlines Opportunities for new NWT Economic Strategy

YELLOWKNIFE (May 30, 2013) – The NWT Economic Opportunities Strategy (EOS) Advisory Panel has completed and delivered its What We Heard Report to the project’s Governance Committee. As part of the process to develop the Strategy, the panel was tasked with engaging NWT residents and economic stakeholders in a series of discussions to identify regional […]

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May, 30 2013

David Ramsay – Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway – Source 177 Upgrade

Mr. Speaker, achieving our vision of a strong, prosperous territory requires a balanced approach that advances our economic, social and environmental priorities. This government is moving forward on all those fronts and the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway demonstrates our commitment to each of those areas. The construction of the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway will be […]

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May, 30 2013

Glen Abernethy – Community Safety Strategy

Mr. Speaker, the people of the Northwest Territories know their needs and priorities and communities should take the lead on determining how to address issues, like community safety, that matter to them. The Department of Justice is committed to assisting communities and the NWT has been recognized throughout Canada as a leader in community-based initiatives […]

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May, 30 2013

David Ramsay – Economic Opportunities Strategy

Mr. Speaker, later today at the appropriate time, I will be tabling the NWT Economic Opportunities Strategy Advisory Panel’s “What We Heard” report. This report summarizes more than 80 engagements with our Territory’s residents, private sector, governments and other stakeholders on the opportunities and challenges that they see for the NWT economy. The Advisory Panel’s […]

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May, 30 2013

NWT residents honoured at Hall of Fame ceremony

YELLOWKNIFE (May 30, 2013) – Seven Northwest Territories residents were honoured this morning as inductees into the Education Hall of Fame, which recognizes the important and lasting contributions of those dedicated to education in the North. “Healthy, educated people is a goal of this Assembly and the foundation of a happy and successful life,” said […]

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May, 30 2013

Safe Kids Week: Make protecting your head a Healthy Choice

YELLOWKNIFE (May 30, 2013) – Safe Kids Week is May 27 to June 3 in the Northwest Territories (NWT). The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is marking the Week by encouraging NWT residents to show that they have the helmet habit and post a video or picture of themselves wearing a properly fitting helmet […]

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May, 29 2013

Premier Bob McLeod’s Session Address

Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure and an honour to welcome back my colleagues of the Legislative Assembly as we convene for our spring sitting.  I trust all our Members have enjoyed some memorable time with their families and constituents. Mr. Speaker, this may not be a long sitting, but it will be a busy […]

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