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NWT premier not the people’s premier

I sense a bit of bewilderment at Premier Bob McLeod’s 11th hour announcement (literally – he emailed the news to Yellowknifer reporter Simon Whitehouse at 11:09 p.m., Thursday night) that he won’t be seeking...

EDITORIAL: Taxation must equal fair representation

There are a bunch of different ways to govern a place. In Canada, most jurisdictions have political parties representing voter interests. In this territory we’ve gone with consensus government. Every now and then, it seems...

EDITORIAL: Testart’s adventures in government

There are some characteristics that would be difficult to pin on Kam Lake MLA Kieron Testart. Idleness or apathy, for sure. Earnestness, on the other hand, is an attribute the first-term MLA carries in spades. Fresh...