Question 752-18(3): Northwest Passage Discussions All of the major federal political parties should have platform positions on how to strengthen Canada's position in the Arctic. I am working to raise the profile of the Arctic, and will look at many opportunities including letters to the political party leaders to get this issue
Question 752-18(3): Northwest Passage Discussions I had called for a national debate on the future of the Arctic a year ago, but I have not yet had any direct discussions with the Prime Minister on this issue, though I have been clear in my statements in this legislature and publicly that I think that Canada needs to take steps
Question 752-18(3): Northwest Passage Discussions Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I have spoken publicly that the Arctic needs to be higher on the Government of Canada's agenda. The Government of Nunavut is supportive of this message. I am committed to raising the issue of strengthening Canada's position in the Arctic with Premier Savik
May 30th, 2019
Recognition of Visitors in the Gallery
Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to recognize a Page from Yellowknife South, Andrea Geraghty, and all of the other Pages who have been here for the past three weeks. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
May 30th, 2019
Minister's Statement 193-18(3): Offshore Oil and Gas Negotiations Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to update this Assembly on negotiations toward the shared management of oil and gas resources in the Northwest Territories offshore. Mr. Speaker, beginning in the late 1980s, the Government of Canada committed to negotiating a Government of the Northwes
Question 740-18(3): Naming of Government Buildings My expectation is that we should expect something within the next few months, hopefully before the August session. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Question 740-18(3): Naming of Government Buildings Each nomination will be considered based on how the proposed building name reflects historical, cultural, and geographic significance. The submissions have been referred to the Northwest Territories Honours Advisory Council to provide a recommendation to the Executive Council on
Question 740-18(3): Naming of Government Buildings Twenty-two submissions were for the Inuvik government building, three submissions were received for the Fort Simpson government building, and 64 submissions were received for the Yellowknife government building. The campaign to name these buildings was launched with a website, in
Question 740-18(3): Naming of Government Buildings Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Northwest Territories residents were invited to submit their ideas for naming the Government of the Northwest Territories-owned buildings through an ad campaign that started the week of February 18th. Nominations were open until the 15th of March. I am ple
May 27th, 2019
Question 726-18(3): Reconciliation and Co-Drafting Legislation Yes, we did hear that lack of capacity and requests for more resources very loud and clear. I should point out, as the Member has said, we have been engaged in collaborative legislative development with the Northwest Territories' Indigenous governments as part of the evolution of
Question 726-18(3): Reconciliation and Co-Drafting Legislation It's getting kind of late in the day for this Legislative Assembly. We have been participating with the federal government on the development of their Indigenous rights framework, which we are now aware that that will be pushed back until the next federal government. We are in a
Question 726-18(3): Reconciliation and Co-Drafting Legislation As with many things, this has been an evolving process. At one time, government did all of the drafting of legislation, and then we got into settlement of land claims and self-government. In those cases, we had Aboriginal governments that participated in the drafting of legislati
Question 726-18(3): Reconciliation and Co-Drafting Legislation Thank you, Mr. Speaker. What I have been hearing is it's been working quite well. The intergovernmental forum, we are in kind of a push-pull situation, where our Aboriginal government partners are saying that we are having too much legislation or it's going too fast on the one ha
May 24th, 2019
Question 714-18(3): Climate Change Action Plan Addressing climate change is a priority of the 18th Legislative Assembly. Within the life of this government, we have developed both a Climate Change Strategic Framework and Action Plan, which is linked to our work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the energy plan. The G
May 24th, 2019
Question 714-18(3): Climate Change Action Plan Our government went through a very long consultative process and responded to what we heard. Through a review of climate change programs in Canadian jurisdictions, it was evident that the most important factors in the success of these programs were leadership and the authority to
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