News October 6(b), 2008

Territorial Leadership Committee Selects a new Executive Council Member

(Yellowknife) October 6, 2008 – Members of the Territorial Leadership Committee (TLC) of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories today selected a new Member to serve on the Executive Council. Mr. Robert C. McLeod, the MLA for Inuvik Twin Lakes will be formally appointed to the Executive Council by way of a motion today. 

A swearing-in ceremony, presided over by the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories, will be held on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at 11:30 AM in the Legislative Assembly Chamber.  

Mr. R.C. McLeod was elected in a by-election in 2004 to the 15th Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories as the Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes. He was re-elected in October 2007.

Mr. McLeod was born in Aklavik, NT in 1960 and was raised in Inuvik's west end. He moved to Aklavik in 1982 where he lived for the next 22 years. He currently lives in Inuvik. He previously served as a hamlet councillor in Aklavik from 1983 to 1985, and served as the community’s Mayor from 1987 to 1989.
He began working as an apprentice carpenter with the Department of Public Works before holding two different positions with the Aklavik Housing Association; Maintenance Carpenter and Maintenance Supervisor. Mr. McLeod was most recently Maintenance Manager for the Inuvik Housing Authority. He was also a private contractor in Aklavik from 1997 to 2003.
Mr. McLeod attended Sir Alexander Mackenzie School and Samuel Hearne Secondary School in Inuvik and went on to study at New Brunswick Community College in Moncton. He then attended Lakeland College in Vermilion, Alberta where he obtained his Journeyman Carpenter certification and his Interprovincial Red Seal.
For more information contact: 

Paul Delorey, Chair 
Territorial Leadership Committee 
Legislative Assembly of the NWT 
P: 867-669-2234 or 1-800-661-0784 

Tim Mercer, Clerk 
Legislative Assembly of the NWT 
P: 867-669-2299 or 1-800-661-0784