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February 11th, 2020
Assembly debate
Page 79
Ministers' Statements

Shane Thompson

Minister's Statement 9-19(2): Climate Change Progress Update  Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The Government of the Northwest Territories knows that climate change is an important issue to Northwest Territories residents and all Canadians. That is why strengthening the government's leadership and authority on climate change and ensuring climate

February 12th, 2020
Assembly debate
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Kevin O'Reilly

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters  Thanks, Madam Chair. I haven't heard anything different from the way this was handled in the last Assembly. The Auditor General of Canada, the climate change audit that was conducted here said one of the main problems was that there was no policy, no legislation that clearly

February 12th, 2020
Assembly debate
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Kevin O'Reilly

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters  Thanks, Madam Chair. Yes, I am challenging the Premier right now about how we ensure where the evidence is going to be, and how the public is to find out about that evidence, that climate change will actually become a consideration in terms of funding new programs, services

February 12th, 2020
Assembly debate
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Caroline Cochrane

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters  Thank you, Madam Chair. There will be a number of things. One thing we are looking at, like I said, within our Cabinet package, we've talked about climate change being a standard that we'll look at all the time. Without disclosing too much of what goes on in Cabinet, we do have

February 12th, 2020
Assembly debate
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Caroline Cochrane

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters   financial ramifications? Again, to add to climate change, are there any climate change impacts? That's something that would be done. Every department that puts forward a proposal to Cabinet has to fill those out. Thank you, Madam Chair.

February 12th, 2020
Assembly debate
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters  Thank you, Madam Premier. Are there any further questions on strengthening the government's leadership and authority on climate change? See none, committee, we will move on to page 13, "Ensure climate change impacts are specifically considered when making government decisions

February 12th, 2020
Assembly debate
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Kevin O'Reilly

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters  Thanks, Madam Chair. Look, I commend the Premier for working with Nunavut and Yukon. We have a lot in common on the climate change issue, and that's great. That still is not going to help us get any better organized internally within our own government. The Minister said that's

February 12th, 2020
Assembly debate
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Shane Thompson

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters  Thank you, Madam Chair. The Department of ENR is proud to lead in regard to climate change, but we work closely with all of the other departments. Again, it's not just ENR, but it's the Government of the Northwest Territories trying to deal with this. We are taking the lead. We

February 11th, 2020
Assembly debate
Page 89
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters  We're on the $280,000 commitment. Are there questions for the Minister, Member Bonnetrouge, on the Environment and Natural Resources stewardship and climate change, not previously authorized, $280,000 commitment? Okay. Committee will begin at page 6 of the details. Environment

February 7th, 2020
Assembly debate
Page 41
Members' Statements

Ronald Bonnetrouge

Climate Change Strategies  Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. I would like to touch on the topic that the Government of the Northwest Territories has been initiating climate change strategies to combat the effects of greenhouse gas emissions. Nowhere in any of the documents says that we will accept only 10 percent

February 13th, 2020
Assembly debate
Oral Questions

Shane Thompson

Question 72-19(2): Fuel Tank Farms  Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Short answer: yes, there are regulations. Over a certain size, the tank has to be registered with Environment and Climate Change Canada and, if it's under that, there are regulations with the Department of ENR. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

February 13th, 2020
Assembly debate
Oral Questions

Shane Thompson

Question 70-19(2): Thaidene Nene Status  To the previous question, I'll be willing to sit down with the Minister and the department to look at the thing, there. To answer his question, Environment and Climate Change Canada natural funding has provided $5.8 million over three years for the Thaidene Nene territorial

February 13th, 2020
Assembly debate
Oral Questions

Paulie Chinna

Question 69-19(2): Closing the Municipal Funding Gap   federal funding. Some of the communities in the Northwest Territories have accessed the federal funding and have been able to pursue projects in regard to climate change and in regard to transportation, as well, with the help and the support of Municipal and Community Affairs.

February 12th, 2020
Assembly debate
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters  Thank you, Madam Premier. Are there any further questions on "ensure climate change impacts are specifically considered when making government decisions"? Seeing none, committee, we'll move on to page 15, "increase employment in small communities." Questions? Member for Kam Lake.

February 12th, 2020
Assembly debate
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Caroline Cochrane

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters  Thank you, Madam Chair. Cabinet decisions are confidential. We won't be reporting on Cabinet decisions. That is something that has remained in Cabinet. However, we are doing the yearly reporting on our climate change action. You will see some of that information in there. You

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