Category Archives: Ministers’ Statements and Speeches

Sep, 29 2015

David Ramsay: Honouring Fallen Police and Peace Officers

Mr. Speaker, each year on the last Sunday of September, Canada salutes the men and women who put their lives on the line every day in their role as police and peace officers. In Yellowknife on September 27th, RCMP, peace officers, family members and the public came together to recognize and honour the loss of […]

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Sep, 29 2015

Bob McLeod: Sessional Statement

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have this final opportunity to welcome Members back to the Legislative Assembly. This will be the last sitting of the 17th Legislative Assembly, and while our time together will soon be drawing to a close, the work that we began here does not end. The successes we have achieved […]

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Aug, 28 2015

David Ramsay: Hay River Chamber of Commerce Speech

Thank you .  It’s good to be here again. Hay River has become a familiar and welcome stop for me over the last four years. The Hay River Chamber has provided valuable input on many economic matters and I thank you for that – and for the invitation to address you, again, this afternoon.

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Aug, 12 2015

Bob McLeod: Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Tłįchǫ Agreement

Good afternoon elders, Grand Chief Erasmus, Chief Daniels, Chief Nitsiza, Chief Arrowmaker, Chief Wedawin, my MLA colleagues, ladies and gentleman. It is my pleasure to be here today as Premier and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations to take part in the celebrations for the 10th Anniversary of the Tłįchǫ Agreement. Creating a strong, […]

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Jul, 28 2015

Tom Beaulieu: Highways Capacity Improvement Project- Funding Announcement Technical Briefing

Check against delivery.  Good afternoon. This technical briefing supplements today’s announcement of a funding partnership between the Governments of the Northwest Territories and Canada to deliver the NWT Highway Capacity Upgrade Project, valued at $96 million. This afternoon, we heard the Government of Canada is contributing $72 million, that’s 75% of the cost to reconstruct […]

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Jul, 28 2015

Bob McLeod: New Building Canada Plan – Highways Capacity Improvement Project

Check against delivery.  Thank you and good afternoon. It is a pleasure to welcome Parliamentary Secretary Dr. Collin Carrie to the Northwest Territories and to Yellowknife. We know that he has a very busy week ahead of him and I am sure he will receive a warm welcome in all the communities he visits. I […]

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Jun, 29 2015

Bob McLeod: Naval Association of Canada AGM and Conference

Good Morning distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. It is a pleasure to be here today to speak to you about the Northwest Territories, land of the midnight sun, and spectacular Aurora borealis. A land with massive oil and gas reserves in a wilderness without apparent end.  A land that holds great significance for the rest […]

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Jun, 25 2015

Jackson Lafferty: Annual General Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Education Q&A

Thank you for joining me, whether here in person or via telephone, for this media update. I am here to talk to you about the 104th Annual General Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada – or CMEC, for short. I am very proud to be able to host delegates from all over […]

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Jun, 4 2015

David Ramsay: Community Justice and Policing Conference – Together We’re Better

Mr. Speaker, earlier this spring the Department of Justice hosted “Together We’re Better”, a conference on community safety planning, networking and building partnerships. Eighty people from across the Northwest Territories attended the two-day conference in Yellowknife. The focus was on small communities and included Elders, chiefs, mayors and senior community officials as well as Community […]

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Jun, 4 2015

Jackson Lafferty: Improvements to the Student Financial Assistance Program

Mr. Speaker, the Department of Education, Culture and Employment is focused on ensuring opportunities, education and training are available to all residents of the Northwest Territories. As our labour market needs expand, so do the opportunities. The GNWT Population Growth Strategy has a target to bring 2000 people to the territory in the next four […]

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