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Kenney spent $16,000 to fly Bob McLeod, other premiers, to Calgary

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney spent over $16,000 to fly former premier Bob McLeod and two other conservative provincial leaders to Calgary last July. NDP Opposition Leader Rachel Notley, who obtained the flight manifest, revealed the...

Thom is deputy premier and health minister, Wawzonek takes finance and justice in NWT...

Premier Caroline Cochrane announced her government's cabinet roles Tuesday morning and officially marked a national first: it's Canada's first made mostly of women. In a news release, she said that she was "pleased to welcome...

Cochrane hires Shaleen Woodward for principal secretary

Premier Caroline Cochrane has hired longtime territorial government bureaucrat Shaleen Woodward as her principal secretary, the GNWT announced Tuesday. Woodward was formerly the deputy secretary of Indigenous and Intergovernmental Affairs. "She has extensive experience in self-government...

Blake named NWT legislature speaker

Caroline Cochrane was voted premier of the Northwest Territories Thursday. "Together we make a stronger government," the Range Lake MLA said. "We will make this next four years the most progressive in the NWT." Cochrane's selection...

‘Not even on our radar’: Deline leader left out of MLA roundtable

An invite for Deline wasn't even on the radar when a round table of Indigenous leaders and MLAs gathered last week, according to the community's leader Leeroy Andre. The Sahtu Dene Council also never received...

Mining industry dinner lobbies fresh batch of MLAs

Mining in the North will be on the rocks without timely action. That was the message for the incoming MLAs who milled into an Explorer Hotel conference room Tuesday evening. With most MLAs in attendance (Frame...

Yellowknife MLAs, city councillors discuss homelessness, funding gap

Yellowknife MLAs represent a critical mass in the Legislative Assembly. The lawmakers holding those seven local votes that can break or bend territory-wide legislation met with city councillors on Saturday morning to discuss where that...

Indigenous governments lay out priorities with new MLAs

Housing. Health. Infrastructure. Land claim negotiations. Meaningful consultation. Those issues were top of mind as Indigenous leaders laid out their priorities with the new crop of MLAs in the Tree of Life Friendship Centre on...

Most NWT premier hopefuls keep quiet on intentions

Of the four MLA-elects vying for the premier's chair, all but one are keeping their cards close to their chest. As the only returning minister to the legislative assembly, Range Lake MLA-elect Caroline Cochrane said...

MLA-elects respond to election results

Dust is still settling from the NWT election but newly elected MLAs are wasting no time preparing for the 19th legislative assembly. For veterans and newcomers alike, the top priority is establishing better communication and...