News August 27, 2009

(Fort Smith, NT) August 27, 2009 – Members of the 16th Legislative Assembly have concluded a two-day Caucus retreat in Fort Smith focused on further strengthening the effectiveness of consensus government. 

In April of this year, Caucus agreed to a set of ten guiding principles that define what it means to govern in a consensus-based system. The focus of the meetings in Fort Smith was to expand upon these principles by agreeing to a series of specific protocols to guide in their implementation. Protocols addressing the following matters were agreed to: 

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News June 19, 2009

(Yellowknife) June 19, 2009 – The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, the Honourable Paul Delorey, today expressed condolences to the family of the Mr. Gordon Wray, former member of the Legislative Assembly, and Member of the Executive Council, who passed away on Wednesday. 

Speaker Delorey said, “On behalf of Members of this Assembly, it is with great sadness that I offer condolences to Mr. Wray’s family and loved ones. Our former colleague served as a Member of this House for eight years, during which time he proved himself an honourable Member time and again.” 

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News June 3, 2009

(YELLOWKNIFE) June 3, 2009 - The Legislative Assembly Board of Management has recommended the appointment of Mr. Ted Hughes, Q.C. as Sole Adjudicator for an inquiry into a complaint filed by six Members of the NWT Legislative Assembly regarding an alleged breach of section 75 of the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act by the Hon. Floyd Roland, MLA Inuvik Boot Lake. 

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News June 1, 2009

(YELLOWKNIFE) June 1, 2009 – The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Honourable Paul Delorey, today announced that the Legislative Assembly is dropping the pop. 

“Effective today, the Legislative Assembly is going to drop the pop and ditch disposable water bottles. I have asked the Assembly’s catering contractor to discontinue the sale and distribution of soft drinks and bottled water, that includes catering during private meetings and public functions,” says Mr. Delorey. 

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News May 28, 2009

(YELLOWKNIFE) May 28, 2009 – The Legislative Assembly’s Standing Committee on Government Operations, chaired by MLA Kevin Menicoche, today presented its Final Report on the 2008-2009 Review of the Official Languages Act to the Legislative Assembly. 

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News May 27, 2009

(YELLOWKNIFE) May 27, 2009 – The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Honourable Paul Delorey, has been working on paper-saving strategies to decrease the amount of paper used by the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories. 

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News April 23, 2009

(Yellowknife, NT) April 23, 2009 – Members of the 16th Legislative Assembly have concluded a three-day Caucus retreat by agreeing to a set of ten principles that define what it means to govern in a consensus-based system. The principles define the ways that consensus government differs from party politics and set a standard of conduct for individual MLAs and the various ways they interact with one another inside and out of the Legislative Assembly. 

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News April 17, 2009

(Yellowknife, NT) April 17, 2009 – Eighteen high school students from across the North will take part in Youth Parliament 2009 beginning on Monday, April 20 at the Legislative Assembly building in Yellowknife. The students will participate in three days of meetings and briefings in preparation for the Youth Parliament Session during which they assume the roles of their respective Member of the Legislative Assembly. 

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News March 12, 2009

(YELLOWKNIFE) March 12, 2009 – The Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories today appointed Ms. Sarah Jerome of Fort McPherson as the new Languages Commissioner of the Northwest Territories. Her appointment will take effect on Monday, May 11, 2009. 

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News March 6, 2009

(YELLOWKNIFE) March 6, 2009 – The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, the Honourable Paul Delorey, yesterday presented the 2009-2010 Main Estimates for the Legislative Assembly. Mr. Delorey highlighted a number of important initiatives that the Legislative Assembly will carry out within the next year. 

“I feel what we are doing as an Assembly is very important and I want the public to know that the Legislative Assembly is showing leadership in environmental and personal responsibility,” says Mr. Delorey. Some of these initiatives include: 

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