The Standing Committee on Priorities and Planning continues it's ongoing efforts to review issues that have government-wide implications including the budget and fiscal framework.
Monitoring and evaluating Ministerial performance and consideration of issues related to public engagement and transparency continue to be viewed as key priorities for the Committee. To this end, the Committee recently released its report on the Progress Review of the Mandate of the Government of the Northwest Territories, 2016-2019. It is appropriate at the half-way mark of this 18th Legislative Assembly to take stock of progress of action and performance pursuant to the Mandate.The 18th Assembly's decision to set out a four-year mandate for its term represents an important evolution of Consensus Government. For the first time, all 19 Members agreed on defined actions to advance the priorities they collectively set. This detailed, and mid-term, public accounting of the Assembly's goals and progress will begin in earnest when the Second Session of the 18th Assembly reconvenes on September 19, 2017 in Yellowknife.