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‘I’m already behind it’: McLeod backs Giant Mine compensation, apology

Compensation for historical harms from Giant Mine could go before federal cabinet, according to MP Michael McLeod. Once Yellowknives Dene First Nation submits a case for compensation and apology, it will go before Prime Minister...

Exclusive: Next step for Giant Mine compensation, apology

There could be big things coming on the Giant Mine compensation front. Subscribers can click on the thumbnail below to read Nick Pearce's story about a case being made by the Yellowknives Dene First Nation,...

Editorial: North frozen out of Trudeau’s cabinet

The issue: Justin Trudeau's cabinet We say: North's exclusion is beyond reason Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a made-for-meme moment in 2015 when he mic-dropped his response to a question about why he thought having an...

McLeod ‘disappointed’ he didn’t make cabinet cut in Trudeau government

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled his cabinet selection Wednesday and once again, NWT MP Michael McLeod and northern representation were passed over. Ministers were sworn in to 37 new cabinet posts at Rideau Hall in...

Liberal MP Michael McLeod not taking anything for granted

Liberal MP Michael McLeod says he is working hard to make the case to be re-elected in the upcoming federal election. "I don't take anything for granted," he said, adding he has not taken a...

Feds to spend $150 million on Inuvik Airport forward operating base

Ottawa committed to spending $150 million over five years to extend the Inuvik Airport runway by 3000 feet and and to install landing improvements, it announced Wednesday. Harjit Sajjan, minister of national defense, and MP...

Campaign rally breaks out at grand opening in Hay River

Everyone knows that politicians want to take credit for government funding that comes to their communities. In the process, if that claim wins a few votes, so much the better. However, perhaps there has never been...

Premier McLeod tells Trudeau natural resource rules threaten ‘national unity’

Premier Bob McLeod is demanding a rollback of natural resource regulation pending legislation, claiming it threatens national unity in a joint letter with five conservative premiers sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. A pair of...

$8M in federal funding for energy efficiency retrofit program

The federal government is investing up to $8 million into the GNWT's new Greenhouse Gas Grant Program for Buildings and Industry. MP Michael McLeod and Minister of Infrastructure Wally Schumann were in Yellowknife today for...

EDITORIAL: McLeod alone on battlefield

With a federal election coming and the Trudeau government desperately wrestling with a scandal that won't go away, now would seem the time for the opposition to start shopping some alternatives to anxious voters...
NWT MP Michael McLeod, left, and territorial delegate for Daughters of the Vote Lesli Kisoun met while she was in Ottawa to spread the word about a threat to Porcupine caribou in Alaska. Photo courtesy of the Office of Michael McLeod

Young Inuvik woman turns back on Trudeau

An Inuvik resident was one of the dozens other young women who turned their back on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the House of Commons on April 3, the day after he booted two...

Federal budget: “It’s a start. We’ll work with what we have”

Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod says he is optimistic about the federal government’s investments in the Northwest Territories. The 2019 federal budget tabled March 19, will see a range of investments come North over the...

MP McLeod voices support for PM

In the aftermath of Jody Wilson-Raybould’s expulsion from the Liberal caucus, Michael McLeod says pressure she faced over SNC-Lavalin was improper, but nobody broke the law and he’s sticking with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...

MP McLeod reacts to 2019 federal budget

Northwest Territories MP Michael McLeod said he was pleased overall with the 2019 federal budget. “I think it was a good budget for us,” McLeod told Yellowknifer on Wednesday. “I was quite impressed that the budget...

New funding to help Indigenous people gain job skills in Inuvik

Two new projects from the Skills Partnership Fund (SPF) will help nearly 100 Indigenous peoples develop their skills and gain work experience. Michael McLeod, MP for the Northwest Territories, announced the projects on behalf of...