December 16, 2015

18th Legislative Assembly selects Executive Council Members

(Yellowknife)  - Members of the 18th Legislative Assembly have chosen the six Members who, together with Premier-elect Robert R. McLeod, will form the Executive Council of the Northwest Territories.

The following Members will join Premier-elect Robert R. McLeod on the Executive Council when formally sworn in at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2015: 

Robert C McLeod, MLA for Inuvik Twin Lakes
Alfred Moses, MLA for Inuvik Boot Lake
Wally Schumann, MLA for Hay River South
Louis Sebert, MLA for Thebacha
Glen Abernethy, MLA for Great Slave
Caroline Cochrane, MLA for Range Lake

The Territorial Leadership Committee held the vote in the Chamber of the Legislative Assembly earlier today. The selection process for the Executive Council followed the established practice of maintaining a regional balance by selecting two Members from the northern constituencies, two from southern constituencies, and two from Yellowknife. 

Formal motions to ratify the appointments to the Executive Council will be brought forward when the 18th Legislative Assembly convenes on Thursday, December 17 at 1:30 p.m. The Premier will assign cabinet portfolios at a later date.


For more information, please contact:


Barbara Abramchuk, Public Affairs and Communications Advisor
Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories
Phone: 867-767-9130, ext. 12017 or 1-800-661-0784