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October 27th, 2022
Assembly debate
Ministers' Statements

Shane Thompson

Minister's Statement 281-19(2): Climate Change October 2022  Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, climate change is one of the most complex and far-reaching issues facing the Northwest Territories today. Despite being responsible for less than 0.2 percent of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions, the Northwest Territories is experiencing

October 27th, 2022
Assembly debate
Page 4862
Ministers' Statements

Shane Thompson

Minister's Statement 281-19(2): Climate Change October 2022  Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, climate change is one of the most complex and far-reaching issues facing the Northwest Territories today. Despite being responsible for less than 0.2 percent of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions, the Northwest Territories is experiencing

November 3rd, 2022
Assembly debate
Page 5051
Ministers' Statements

Shane Thompson

Minister's Statement 291-19(2): Northwest Territories Community Flood Response  -term work to address the climate change impacts we are experiencing with more frequent and serious natural disasters. The 2021 flood directly impacted 91 residents and 35 businesses across five communities and costs approximately $38 million. The GNWT repaired and replaced homes

November 1st, 2022
Assembly debate
Page 4986
Second Reading of Bills

Katrina Nokleby

Bill 60: An Act to Amend the Petroleum Products and Carbon Tax Act, Carried   as a single person, my costs, my bills, everything is going up and up and up and I don't have a second person with which to share all of those costs with. So I'm concerned for myself personally. When I went to COP, to the climate change conference with the Minister of ENR, our messaging

November 1st, 2022
Assembly debate
Page 4983
Second Reading of Bills

Kevin O'Reilly

Bill 60: An Act to Amend the Petroleum Products and Carbon Tax Act, Carried   for greenhouse gas reductions. I've begged and pleaded with Cabinet to change this approach from the last Cabinet, and they have done nothing to change it. It is destined for failure. I hope that Cabinet might be convinced that climate change is indeed a crisis that we need to embrace change

November 3rd, 2022
Assembly debate
Page 5070
Oral Questions

Caroline Cochrane

Question 1303-19(2): Tu Nedhe Wiilideh Constituency Support   at that table, like climate change. Like the Minister said, 42 policies that were brought forward to the council of leaders for housing policies and looked at. That was their number one goal at that council of leaders when we defined the agenda and so that's what they're working on first

October 26th, 2022
Assembly debate
Page 4833
Ministers' Statements

Paulie Chinna

Minister's Statement 278-19(2): Energy Management Strategy and Blueprint  Mr. Speaker, the Government of the Northwest Territories remains dedicated to strengthening its leadership and authority on climate change, as well as ensuring that climate change impacts are specifically considered when making government decisions. As part of this commitment

November 2nd, 2022
Assembly debate
Page 5014
Members' Statements

Rocky Simpson

Member's Statement 1271-19(2): Marine Transportation  , climate change was an impediment, fuel hoses were sabotaged in Norman Wells, weather was a factor, they were helping a company with fuel delivery, that they were waiting on suppliers, and the list goes on. Madam Speaker, what the Minister does not say, that while not making deliveries

November 2nd, 2022
Assembly debate
Page 5011
Ministers' Statements

Caroline Cochrane

Minister's Statement 288-19(2): Negotiating Treaty, Land, Resources, and Self-Government Agreements   with Indigenous governments. We also worked very closely with the Indigenous governments during the pandemic and continue to engage on a range of shared objectives, including everything from housing to climate change. Madam Speaker, I am proud of how this government has changed our approach

October 28th, 2022
Assembly debate
Page 4904
Oral Questions

Caroline Cochrane

Question 1253-19(2): Implementation of Statement of Environmental VAlues  Thank you, Madam Speaker. I'm not the Minister of finance or the chair of the Financial Management Board, but I can say Cabinet does have, when we look at things like legislative proposals, there is a section that addresses climate change, genders, as stated. What I can commit

November 1st, 2022
Assembly debate
Page 5002
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair

Committee Motion 331-19(2): Concurrence Motion - Tabled Document 747-19(2): Supplementary Estimates (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 2, 2022-2023, Carried  Committee, please turn to pages 4 and 5 of the tabled document. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Environment and Natural Resources, environmental stewardship and climate change, not previously authorized, $150,000. Does committee agree?

November 1st, 2022
Assembly debate
Page 5001
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Caroline Wawzonek

Committee Motion 331-19(2): Concurrence Motion - Tabled Document 747-19(2): Supplementary Estimates (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 2, 2022-2023, Carried  , the costs of that flood in 2021 were nowhere near what this one was. So there's by no means any certainty that we're going to be year over year seeing $100 million for what appear to be climate change impacts. That said, I take the point it is -- that, you know, there may need to be some

November 1st, 2022
Assembly debate
Page 4987
Second Reading of Bills

Caroline Wawzonek

Bill 60: An Act to Amend the Petroleum Products and Carbon Tax Act, Carried  . The Department of Finance was in discussions with Environment and Climate Change Canada right up until August, which didn't give a lot of runway to go back to committee. I can say, Madam Speaker, also that, again, there's a real challenge in figuring out the best possible solution

November 1st, 2022
Assembly debate
Page 4986
Second Reading of Bills

Caitlin Cleveland

Bill 60: An Act to Amend the Petroleum Products and Carbon Tax Act, Carried  , "climate change is one of the most complex and far-reaching issues facing the Northwest Territories today. Despite being responsible for less than 0.2 percent of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions, the Northwest Territories is experiencing rates of climate warming up to four times faster

October 27th, 2022
Assembly debate
Tabling of Documents

Shane Thompson

Tabled Document 743-19(2): Responding to Climate Change in the NWT Annual Report 2021-2022  Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I wish to table the following document: Responding to Climate Change in the NWT Annual Report 2021-2022. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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