News October 27, 2010

Online ePetitions Now Available on the Legislative Assembly Website

YELLOWKNIFE (October 27, 2010) – The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, the Honourable Paul Delorey, has announced that the Legislative Assembly’s ePetitions site is now available to the public. The online ePetitions site can be found on the Legislative Assembly’s website under the ePetitions link. 

A motion was adopted by the Legislative Assembly in May 2010 to implement an online ePetitions pilot project to begin during the October 2010 sitting and conclude in June 2011. 

The Legislative Assembly hopes to make petitions more accessible to the people of the North. Online petitions do not replace the conventional paper approach to petitions, but create greater opportunities for Northerners to add and sign petitions. If Northerners wish to petition the Legislative Assembly on issues, they will still need the support of a Member of the Legislative Assembly for their petition to be presented in the House. 

To view the ePetitions site, to add a petition or to sign a petition, visit and click on the ePetitions link. 

For further information on ePetitions, please contact: 

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

Danielle Mager, Public Affairs and Communications Advisor 
Legislative Assembly of the NWT 
Phone: 867-669-2230