(YELLOWKNIFE, NT) September 26, 2017 - On October 5, 2017 at 9:00 am the Mid-term Review Committee of the 18th Legislative Assembly will gather in the Chamber of the Legislative Assembly to commence the Mid-term Review of the Executive Council (Cabinet).
Early in the life of the 18th Assembly, Members committed to hold a public mid-term review in an effort to demonstrate the commitment of the Assembly to greater transparency and accountability. The matter was referred to the Standing Committee on Rules and Procedures for further consideration and to recommend a process for the mid-term review.
The Mid-Term Review Committee will be chaired by the Honourable Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Jackson Lafferty. The Premier will make a statement of up to ten minutes in length on his leadership and performance and the collective leadership and performance of Cabinet. Each Minister will then make a statement of up to five minutes on his or her leadership and performance. Following these statements, each Member will be permitted to ask two questions to each Minister and the Premier.
Upon conclusion of questions to the Premier and Cabinet, Members will be called upon to cast secret ballots from the floor of the Chamber indicating whether the Members do or do not have confidence in the performance and leadership of Cabinet as a whole and of each Member of the Executive Council individually. The results of the balloting will be announced publicly prior to adjournment of the Mid-term Review Committee.
The proceedings of the Mid-term Review Committee will be televised live across the NWT on local community channels and direct-to-home satellite on the Bell (channel 513) and Shaw Direct (289/489) networks. It will also be broadcast via Facebook Live on the Legislative Assembly Facebook page and on CKLB Radio on Thursday evening from 7:30 – 9:30.
The public and media are invited to observe the proceedings of the 18th Assembly’s Mid-term Review Committee from the public gallery of the Legislative Assembly.
For more information, please contact:
Manager, Public Affairs and Communications
Legislative Assembly of the NWT
P: 867-767-9130 ext. 12017 or toll-free 1-800-661-0784