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February 25th, 2021
Assembly debate
Members' Statements

Kevin O'Reilly

50th Anniversary of the Canadian Arctic Resources Committee   to be heard any more." There are still big questions out there about what sustainable development looks like in the Arctic, and the impacts of international problems such as climate change and contaminants. Northerners have the capacity to take on these issues and to make themselves heard

February 9th, 2021
Assembly debate
Page 1843
Ministers' Statements

Shane Thompson

Minister's Statement 108-19(2): NWT Climate Change Council  Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Strengthening the government's leadership and authority on climate change, ensuring climate change impacts are specifically considered when making government decisions, and increasing the use of alternative and renewable energy are mandate priorities

February 11th, 2021
Assembly debate
Page 1953
Oral Questions

Shane Thompson

Question 548-19(2): Climate Change Reporting  Our government released our energy and climate change strategy as we understood the need for them to work together to adapt to climate change and transition to a lower carbon economy. To this end, the climate change action plan annual report includes updates on relative

February 11th, 2021
Assembly debate
Page 1947
Members' Statements

Kevin O'Reilly

Climate Change Reporting  Merci, Monsieur le President. On January 11, 2021, there was a GNWT news release about our first progress report on our territory-wide approach to climate change. Unfortunately, there was not much to report, given the lack of progress over the last year. This may have been

February 11th, 2021
Assembly debate
Page 1953
Oral Questions

Shane Thompson

Question 548-19(2): Climate Change Reporting  I believe the GNWT is fulfilling its mandate to show leadership on the climate change by being one of the first Canadian jurisdictions to take a consistent and systematic approach to ensuring meaningful consultation on climate change decisions in all departments. In December

February 11th, 2021
Assembly debate
Page 1953
Oral Questions

Kevin O'Reilly

Question 548-19(2): Climate Change Reporting  That's great. That's more information than is contained in the actual report, but 4.4 percent in one year. We've got to reach the target in 2030. We're not going to make it, 2030. This government promised integrated reporting on climate change, but the first annual report failed

February 9th, 2021
Assembly debate
Page 1854
Tabling of Documents

Shane Thompson

Tabled Document 300-19(2): NWT Climate Change Action Plan: Annual Report 2019/20 Tabled Document 301-19(2): Responding to Climate Change in the NWT: Plain Language Overview Report 2019/20  Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I wish to table the following two documents: "NWT Climate Change Action Plan, Annual Report 2019-2020;" and "Responding to Climate Change in the NWT, Plain Language Overview Report 2019-2020." Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

February 10th, 2021
Assembly debate
Page 1910
Oral Questions

R.J. Simpson

Question 535-19(2): Aurora College   of the areas. Climate change fits in that perfectly. I was pleased to hear that the college is in the process of hiring a research chair in climate change which will be located in Inuvik. I am also happy to report that Education, Culture and Employment is hiring a climate change

February 12th, 2021
Assembly debate
Page 1992
Replies to Budget Address

Rylund Johnson

Mr. Johnson's Reply   the "Department of Economic Diversification and Development." We were told the territory's environment ministry would become the "Department of Environment and Climate Change." Mr. Speaker, name changes signal a new mandate and a new direction for those departments. We were told the Department

February 11th, 2021
Assembly debate
Page 1953
Oral Questions

Kevin O'Reilly

Question 548-19(2): Climate Change Reporting   government is taking climate change, the climate emergency seriously. Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.

February 11th, 2021
Assembly debate
Page 1953
Oral Questions

Kevin O'Reilly

Question 548-19(2): Climate Change Reporting  I fully recognize that COVID has obviously affected our ability as a government to address a number of important policy areas including climate change. The federal government and many others around the world are moving to a target of net zero by 2050. Can the Minister tell us

February 11th, 2021
Assembly debate
Page 1953
Oral Questions

Kevin O'Reilly

Question 548-19(2): Climate Change Reporting  Merci, Monsieur le President. Good old paper. My questions are for the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, who is the lead on climate change. Can the Minister explain how the Northwest Territories could possibly be on track for greenhouse gas reductions to meet our

February 4th, 2021
Assembly debate
Page 1749
Budget Address

Caroline Wawzonek

Budget Address   will increase property tax rates and some fees to match inflation. As we agreed by signing the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, our carbon tax rates will increase to $40 per tonne of carbon-dioxide-equivalent emissions on July 1, 2021. Although this will add 2.4

February 10th, 2021
Assembly debate
Page 1910
Oral Questions

Lesa Semmler

Question 535-19(2): Aurora College  We have had a lot of discussions, and this government and in the past government in regards to climate change, and I would like to know, will the Western Arctic take the leadership role for climate change of research in the Northwest Territories and focus it in Inuvik?

February 10th, 2021
Assembly debate
Page 1905
Members' Statements

Lesa Semmler

Regional Economy   to the ocean, an abundance of oil and gas resources, a satellite station, and an expanding runway. We are well-positioned to be the hub that services researchers to the Arctic and to train our own people to be the leaders in areas not limited to climate change adaptation, Arctic

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