News June 1, 2009

Legislative Assembly Drops the Pop

(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. 

Various schools throughout the Northwest Territories have been working on dropping the pop in classrooms to help students lead a healthier lifestyle. “The Legislative Assembly is the most visible public institution in the Northwest Territories. As law makers, role models and politicians, we must each practice the habits we want people to emulate,” this is a statement made by Mr. Delorey when he presented the 2009-2010 Main Estimates to the Legislative Assembly in March 2009. 

For more information, please contact: 

Paul Delorey, Speaker 
Legislative Assembly of the NWT 
P: 867-669-2234 
F: 867-873-0273