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Premier, MP to feds: housing among NWT’S top needs

Premier Caroline Cochrane and NWT MP  Michael McLeod agree federal help for housing needs is among a long list of top priorities for Northerners. Both McLeod and Cochrane met with new Northern Affairs Minister Dan...

MP McLeod bypassed by Trudeau for parliamentary secretary position

Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, has been advocating for greater Northern representation in federal cabinet and the halls of power in Ottawa. Once again, though, he was overlooked. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...

The North shut out of cabinet, again

If you ever had any doubt where the North stood in the big picture of Canadian politics, you should have an answer now. And that answer – more like confirmation, really – is the North...

‘Poll’ shows toss-up for NWT seat, but candidates are wary of data

A federal electoral map used by party candidates to get a sense of their popularity shows that the Northwest Territories is a “toss-up” leading up to the Oct. 21 election. 338 Canada, founded by Philippe...

Parliamentary democracy is best

Since this is the year of a federal election, we've been thinking about parliamentary democracy. We believe parliamentary democracy is the best system of government in the world. That is especially true when compared to the...

Bob McLeod: ‘Jobs don’t fall out of the sky’

A looming October territorial election is currently missing a key player — its Premier. Premier Bob McLeod — who’s spent the summer knocking against federal environmental legislation, meeting with fellow premiers, and calling for increased...