Northern economy at crossroads: premier

Premier’s comments on ‘eco-colonialism’ illustrate differing views of the NWT’s future

Premier Bob McLeod gave a keynote address on the NWT’s infrastructure needs, and the glacial pace the territory has endured in addressing them, at the Arctic Oil and Gas Symposium in Calgary earlier this month. In that speech, he referred to a concept he called “eco-colonialism.” “(It’s) the idea that all Indigenous people are anti-resource-development,...