Robert C. McLeod

Deputy Premier

Minister of Finance

Minister of Environment and Natural Resources 

Member's Office:

P.O. Box 1320  Yellowknife, NT  X1A 2L9
(867) 767-9141 ext. 11128
Robert_C_McLeod@gov.nt.ca

 

Constituency Office:

P.O Box 3130 Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0
107 Mackenzie Road Suite 107
867-678-2429 (office)
867-678-2431 (fax)

 

Biography

Robert C. McLeod was first elected to the 15th Legislative Assembly as the Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes in a by-election. He was re-elected in October 2007 to the 16th Legislative Assembly and acclaimed in 2011 as the Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes during the 17th Legislative Assembly.

In October 2016, he was re-elected to the 18th Legislative Assembly for a fourth term.

During the 15th Assembly, Mr. McLeod served on the Standing Committee on Social Programs and as Chair of the Standing Committee on Social Programs during the 16th Assembly before being elected to the Executive Council in October 2008. He served as the Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, the Minister Responsible for the Worker's Safety and Compensation Commission, the Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation and the Minister Responsible for Youth during the 16th Assembly.

Minister McLeod was returned to Cabinet in the 17th Assembly and was named Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation and the Minister Responsible for Youth.  With the signing of the Devolution Agreement, he was named the first Minister of the Department of Lands on April 1st, 2014.

Minister McLeod returned to Cabinet in the 18th Legislative Assembly as Deputy Premier, Minister of Finance, Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, Minister of Lands and Minister Responsible for Infrastructure. With a recent shuffle in Cabinet as of September 2, 2016, he assumes responsibility for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Department of Human Resources. He continues as Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance.

Mr. McLeod is a recipient of the Lakeland College Distinguished Alumni award and also appeared on the Vermillion Campus Wall of Distinction in 2010.

Mr. McLeod's hobbies and interests include curling, badminton, fast pitch, reading and snowmobiling.

Mr. McLeod and Judy, his wife of 37 years, have three children: Kimberly (Raymond), Ryan (Fiona) and Janesta. Mr. McLeod's pride and joy are his five grandchildren: Rylan, Reese and Morgan Sophia, Kullen Ray Alexander and Bobby Ryan.