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In the Legislative Assembly on February 9th, 2024. See this topic in context.

Question 50-20(1): Expansion of Snare Hydro System to Tlicho Communities
Oral Questions

Jane Weyallon Armstrong

Jane Weyallon Armstrong Monfwi

(audio) this is for the infrastructure. I want to ask the Minister, has the GNWT advanced any discussions with the Tlicho government to explore how another successful P3 partnership could support the development of stable, secure energy to the community of Whati, Gameti, and Wekweeti? Thank you.

Question 50-20(1): Expansion of Snare Hydro System to Tlicho Communities
Oral Questions

The Speaker

The Speaker Shane Thompson

Thank you, Member from Monfwi. Minister of Infrastructure.

Question 50-20(1): Expansion of Snare Hydro System to Tlicho Communities
Oral Questions

February 9th, 2024

Caroline Wawzonek

Caroline Wawzonek Yellowknife South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, there's a number of different conversations happening both between the Government of the Northwest Territories as well as the Northwest Territories Power Corporation along with the Tlicho government. I make note, firstly, that we were all at Roundup together recently, both the Department of Infrastructure and, I think for the first time ever, the CEO of the power corporation also has attended, as did representatives of the Tlicho government, including the grand chief, and it was a very good opportunity to, I think, begin to advance some of these discussions that I know there is a lot of eagerness to. There's a lot of interesting ideas coming out of Tlicho region. They're theirs to show, not mine. But they present all kind of interesting opportunities and we want to be there to be partners, we want to work with them. I'm glad the Member mentioned the Tlicho Highway. It is now an internationally award-winning project that they have, and this is a chance to really -- to see further advancements.

So, yes, I mean -- I suppose I could just say yes, Mr. Speaker, but I do want to emphasize that there's a lot of opportunity and a lot of discussions, and it's incumbent on us to make sure that they move them along quickly. Thank you.

Question 50-20(1): Expansion of Snare Hydro System to Tlicho Communities
Oral Questions

The Speaker

The Speaker Shane Thompson

Minister of Infrastructure. Member from Monfwi.

Question 50-20(1): Expansion of Snare Hydro System to Tlicho Communities
Oral Questions

Jane Weyallon Armstrong

Jane Weyallon Armstrong Monfwi

(audio) willingness to work with Indigenous government and the communities because there's a lot of communities out there that are in the same situation. So it's just more of a comment. Thank you.

Question 50-20(1): Expansion of Snare Hydro System to Tlicho Communities
Oral Questions

The Speaker

The Speaker Shane Thompson

Member from the Sahtu.