News September 30, 2008

Legislative Assembly Meets With Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya

(Yellowknife) September 30, 2008 - The Caucus of the 16th Legislative Assembly met today with Norman Yakeleya, the MLA for Sahtu, to discuss the procedural implications of the criminal charges he faces. 

Caucus Members engaged in a frank exchange of information with Mr. Yakeleya regarding his roles as both a Member of the Executive Council and a Member of the Legislative Assembly. All Members have agreed to use the next 24 hours to reflect on today’s discussion and will meet again on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 to decide how next to proceed. 

Members agreed not to comment on the matter until the conclusion of tomorrow’s meeting. 

For more information contact: 

Wendy Bisaro, Caucus Chair 
Legislative Assembly of the NWT 
P: 867-669-2274 or 1-800-661-0784 

Tim Mercer, Secretary to Caucus 
Legislative Assembly of the NWT 
P: 867-669-2299 or 1-800-661-0784