News February 09, 2010

New Member Appointed to the Independent Commission to Review Members’ Compensation and Benefits

(Yellowknife, NT) February 9, 2010 – The Honourable Paul Delorey, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, has appointed a new member to the Independent Commission to Review Members’ Compensation and Benefits. 

Garth Malakoe of Yellowknife was appointed Chair of the Commission in September 2009, but has since been appointed as a Judge of the Territorial Court and has resigned from the Commission. The Speaker has appointed Mr. Edward W. Gullberg to fill the vacancy. 

Mr. Gullberg was called to the bar in 1987 and has since practiced law in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Mr. Gullberg’s areas of experience include: real estate transactions, incorporations, foreclosures, municipal issues, and acquisitions and sales of businesses. “Mr. Gullberg brings a lot of expertise to the table and the Commission is fortunate to have him as a member,” says Speaker Delorey. “The Commission was to deliver a report to the House in March 2010, but since this resignation, the deadline for that report has been extended to May 5, 2010.” 

Mr. Gullberg joins the other two Commission members, Mr. Leon Lafferty of Behchokö and Marion Berls of Fort Smith. 

For further information, contact: 

Paul Delorey, Speaker 
Legislative Assembly of the NWT 
P: 867-669-2234 or toll-free 1-800-661-0784