Advertisement
Frontpage Tags Politics

Tag: politics

‘Where is Canada?’ territorial politicians ask amid international interest in Arctic

A number of territorial politicians have voiced concerns as the international race for the Arctic heats up. Canada made a competing claim to the North Pole against Russia and Denmark just weeks after Mike...

Yellowknife city council briefs: Francophone federation hopes city will host games

Yellowknife city council  held a governance and priorities meeting and a regular meeting on May 28. Here are the highlights: Francophone federation hopes city will host games Linda Bussey, executive director of La Federation Franco-Tenoise, is...

New parliamentary group model discussed at NWT legislature

MLAs on the Special Committee on Transition Matters held a long discussion about the possible merits and drawbacks of introducing parliamentary groups to the Northwest Territories’ consensus government system on Friday. Kieron Testart, MLA for...

MLAs support more women in office

The legislative assembly passed a series of motions last week aimed at removing barriers that prevent women from running for office. The recommendations came from the Special Committee to Increase the Representation of Women in...

New strike pay means striking employees won’t lose income, says UNW

The Union of Northern Workers sent out a communique today announcing a change in pay for employees in the event of a strike next week. In a news release titled 'GNWT goes from bad faith to union-busting,'...

‘The need for a union up here has outlived its need,’ says former Local...

Brad Enge, a former vice president with the Northwest Territories Federation of Labour and former UNW Local 1 president, says he thinks unions have outlived their usefulness. Enge said he is not against organized labour...

UNW holding press conference Tuesday on negotiations

The Union of Northern Workers (UNW) will be holding a press conference on the status of negotiations at its offices tomorrow afternoon. The territorial government and its worker's union have been negotiating a new collective agreement...

“We’ll get a deal or we’re going to walk,” says UNW president

Union of Northern Workers (UNW) members braved -37 C weather to show their readiness to strike today. Dozens of members and supporters picketed in front of the government building on 49 Street at lunchtime ahead...

GNWT holds sugar-sweetened drinks tax consultation

The GNWT held a public consultation about the proposed sugar-sweetened drinks tax in Yellowknife on Tuesday evening. Similar sessions were held in Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk earlier in the week, which along with an online survey,...

Criticism after patronage appointment

Minister Alfred Moses is facing criticism after giving a contract worth $130,000 per year to his longtime political aide. The position, workers' adviser with the Workers Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC), is independent of the...