Member's Handbook

The Members’ Handbook, adopted by the Board of Management as the official record of Board policy, is provided to MLAs to guide them in the performance of their duties and the fulfillment of their responsibilities as elected representatives in the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories.

By working within the framework provided by the Handbook, Members may be confident that they are acting with respect for the Legislative Assembly, their constituents and their fellow Members.

In addition to Board policy, the Handbook references certain statutory and regulatory requirements and the Rules of the Legislative Assembly. These documents also govern aspects of a Member’s duties and copies of the relevant legislation, regulations and the Rules will also be provided to Members for further reference.

The Handbook has been designed for ease of use and the loose-leaf format will allow amendments and updates to be easily accommodated.