News February 09, 2010

(Yellowknife, NT) February 9, 2010 – The Honourable Paul Delorey, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, has appointed a new member to the Independent Commission to Review Members’ Compensation and Benefits. 

Garth Malakoe of Yellowknife was appointed Chair of the Commission in September 2009, but has since been appointed as a Judge of the Territorial Court and has resigned from the Commission. The Speaker has appointed Mr. Edward W. Gullberg to fill the vacancy. 


News January 11, 2010

(Yellowknife, NT) January 11, 2010 – The Standing Committee on Social Programs has begun its review of the Child and Family Services Act as defined by the Terms of Reference adopted by the Legislative Assembly on October 22, 2009. A Report is expected to be tabled in the Legislative Assembly during the fall 2010 session. 


September 26, 2009

(Yellowknife, NT) September 26, 2009 – The Standing Committees of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories are pleased with the initial results of their recent decision to conduct more briefings and meetings in public. 


News September 16, 2009

(Yellowknife, NT) September 16, 2009 – The Honourable Paul Delorey, Speaker of the NWT Legislative Assembly, will play host to 32 parliamentarians from across Canada during the 31st Canadian Parliamentary Seminar in Yellowknife this week. 


News September 8, 2009

(Yellowknife, NT) September 8, 2009 – The Honourable Paul Delorey, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, on the recommendation of the Board of Management, has appointed three members to the Independent Commission to Review Members’ Compensation and Benefits. 


News September 1, 2009

IQALUIT, Nunavut and YELLOWKNIFE, Northwest Territories (September 1, 2009) – Speakers James Arreak and Paul Delorey today announced that the Nunavut and Northwest Territories legislatures have made a joint submission to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). 


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: 


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.” 


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. 


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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