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May, 11 2015

GNWT and Gwich’in Tribal Council sign agreement on capacity building

YELLOWKNIFE (May 11, 2015) –  Premier Bob McLeod and President James Wilson signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Capacity Building between the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and the Gwich’in Tribal Council (GTC). “Strong governments at all levels are critical to building a strong, prosperous territory that provides jobs and opportunities for all its […]

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May, 1 2015

GNWT donates to the Canadian Red Cross’ relief efforts in Nepal

YELLOWKNIFE (May 1, 2015) –  On behalf of all residents, the Government of the Northwest Territories has made a $25,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross’ emergency response efforts in Nepal. The Red Cross is providing emergency assistance following a magnitude 7.9 earthquake that struck near Kathmandu, Nepal, causing widespread devastation.

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Apr, 29 2015

GNWT and IRC sign Intergovernmental Agreement

INUVIK (April 29, 2015) –  Premier Bob McLeod met on Monday with Chair and CEO Nellie Cournoyea to sign the Intergovernmental Agreement on Programs and Services Cooperation and Coordination between the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) and the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT). “This Agreement will formalize the GNWT’s government-to-government relationship with the IRC and […]

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Feb, 25 2015

Bob McLeod: National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Mr. Speaker, on Friday, February 27th, Provincial and Territorial Premiers and Ministers, Federal Ministers and National Aboriginal Organization Leaders will gather in Ottawa to discuss how best to collaborate and coordinate action to prevent and address violence against Indigenous women and girls. The National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is an […]

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Feb, 9 2015

David Ramsay: Successful trade mission to China and Japan

Mr. Speaker, in January the Premier and I led a second trade mission of NWT business representatives and government officials to China and Japan. Our delegation included NWT tour operators, partners in our fur and fashion industries, and a member of our territory’s diamond manufacturing sector Ms. Verda Law, of Yellowknife Tours, Mr. Ragnar Wesstrom […]

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Jan, 7 2015

NWT trade mission to China and Japan

YELLOWKNIFE (January 7, 2015) – Premier Bob McLeod and Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment David Ramsay will lead a delegation to China and Japan from January 10-21, 2015. The purpose of the mission is to continue to strengthen trade ties with China, building on the success of the 2012 Council of Federation trade mission […]

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Jan, 5 2015

Adoption of new securities rules promotes greater representation of women on boards and in senior management

YELLOWKNIFE (January 5, 2015) –The Northwest Territories is encouraging greater representation of women on corporate boards and in senior management by making changes to its securities rules. The amendments to the securities rules are intended to increase transparency for investors and other stakeholders regarding the representation of women on boards of directors and in senior […]

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Nov, 25 2014

Statement from Premier McLeod on the International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women

YELLOWKNIFE (November 25, 2014) – The Minister Responsible for Women, Premier Bob McLeod, issued a statement marking the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. “Today is an opportunity for us to consider how we can make a difference in the lives of women in our communities,” said Premier McLeod.  “As […]

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Oct, 20 2014

Bob McLeod – Family Violence Awareness Week

Mr. Speaker, the Government of the Northwest Territories has a vision of a strong, prosperous North. We know that creating this North starts with healthy, safe communities where people can prosper, free from the fear of violence. October 5–11, 2014 was the 14th annual Family Violence Awareness Week. There were several events held across the […]

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Oct, 15 2014

Girls’ Advocate Wins Nobel Peace Prize

YELLOWKNIFE (October 15, 2014) – Minister Responsible for Women Bob McLeod offered his congratulations to Malala Yousafzi on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize along with Kailash Satyarthi, Indian children’s rights advocate. “Malala Yousafzi went against the accepted beliefs of some people in her society that says girls are of lesser value,” said Premier McLeod. “In […]

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