Monthly Archives: October 2013

Oct, 31 2013

Education Renewal and Innovation Framework announced

YELLOWKNIFE (October 31, 2013) – A new framework released today by Minister of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) Jackson Lafferty will shift the foundation for Kindergarten to Grade 12 education in the Northwest Territories. Called Education Renewal and Innovation Framework: Directions for Change, the framework will create a change in approaches to teaching and learning. […]

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Oct, 31 2013

Tom Beaulieu – Online Driver and Motor Vehicle Services

Mr. Speaker, improving the delivery of programs and services, especially to residents of smaller, remote communities, is an important goal for our government. Later this fiscal year the Department of Transportation will be providing residents with the option to access driver and motor vehicle services from the comfort of their homes, workplaces or from anywhere […]

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Oct, 31 2013

Jackson Lafferty – Education Renewal Framework

Mr. Speaker, educational change, without question, is one of the most critical initiatives we must enact in the NWT.  The Education Renewal and Innovation initiative has been underway for approximately a year, and we are seeing some exciting directions emerge for true foundational change. This work will create a different way of teaching our youth.  […]

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Oct, 30 2013

Premier Bob McLeod announces changes to the Cabinet

YELLOWKNIFE (October 30, 2013) – Premier Bob McLeod today announced changes to the Executive Council that will help it continue to achieve success in creating a strong, prosperous territory providing jobs and opportunities for all Northwest Territories residents. The changes will help also prepare the Cabinet for additional responsibilities being transferred to the Government of […]

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Oct, 30 2013

David Ramsay – Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to update the House on the progress being made to advance the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway project.  This winter, we plan to begin constructing the final link between the NWT Highway system and the Arctic coast community of Tuktoyaktuk.  This all-weather highway will be constructed in one of Canada’s most […]

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Oct, 29 2013

David Ramsay – Keynote Breakfast Address Northern Transportation Conference 2013

Good morning. I’d like to start by acknowledging the Van Horne Institute for their work in organizing this year’s Northern Transportation Conference. This follows previous successful conferences held in Anchorage, Whitehorse, and Iqaluit–locations that have in common certain challenges such as a harsh climate, short construction seasons, and transportation systems that serve small communities across […]

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Oct, 29 2013

Tom Beaulieu – Aboriginal Health and Wellness

Mr. Speaker, this Assembly is committed to a goal of healthy, educated people free from poverty.  Improving the health status of the Aboriginal population in the Northwest Territories is one way the Department of Health and Social Services is accomplishing that goal. Clearly, if we want to make meaningful change, we have to focus our […]

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Oct, 29 2013

Glen Abernethy – Anti-Poverty Action Plan

Mr. Speaker, one of the goals this Assembly set out to achieve almost two years ago is a healthy, educated people, free from poverty.  To move towards this goal, the Premier committed to the development of an Anti-Poverty Strategy. In June, I had the pleasure of tabling Building on the Strengths of Northerners: A Strategic […]

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Oct, 29 2013

David Ramsay – Economic Opportunities Strategy

Mr. Speaker, shortly after taking office – as we considered the economic opportunities, realities and challenges that lay ahead for our Territory – the 17th Assembly highlighted the need for a comprehensive strategy to guide our economy though this time of unprecedented political and economic change.  Today I am pleased to inform Members that the […]

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Oct, 29 2013

NWT Economic Opportunities Strategy connects businesses and communities to economic opportunities

YELLOWKNIFE (October 29) – A new Northwest Territories (NWT) Economic Opportunities Strategy sets out a plan to connect NWT businesses and communities with economic opportunities by fostering a climate for growth, building on success in key sectors, investing in regional diversification and promoting opportunity readiness for people and businesses. The Governance Committee presented the Strategy […]

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