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Cochrane emerges from first-ever first ministers meeting

Fractious federal politics greeted the country’s lone woman premier as she joined her 12 counterparts for a meeting in Ontario Monday. Northern priorities emerged as one of the touchstones of the meeting, along with the...

Take a closer look at Caroline Cochrane, Canada’s only female premier

When Caroline Cochrane takes her Assembly seat on Friday, she'll do it as an exception to the rule. Cochrane is the only female premier in Canada, and the second to hold the position in the...

Caroline Cochrane becomes Canada’s only female premier

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...

Hay River North MLA R.J. Simpson to run for premier

Now that he has been acclaimed as the MLA for Hay River North, R.J. Simpson has another election on his mind. Simpson will seek to be chosen premier of the Northwest Territories when MLAs gather...

Hold territory-wide plebiscite on direct election of premier, Quassa recommends

Nunavummiut should be able to decide whether the territory’s premier is chosen by direct election, Aggu MLA Paul Quassa said Thursday. “The direct election of a premier may be the best way to allow Nunavummiut...

EDITORIAL: Environmentalists have not ruined the economy, Bob

Premier Bob McLeod’s remarks at the Arctic Oil and Gas Symposium in Calgary last month had more to do with grandstanding in front of energy executives than economic or historical reality. In his keynote address,...