(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.
(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.
(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.
(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:
YELLOWKNIFE (February 25, 2009) - In a unanimous vote, Members of the 16th Legislative Assembly today called on the Government of Canada to advance funding and planning for a Mackenzie Valley Highway and to begin negotiations immediately on a partnership that will allow this major infrastructure project to move ahead.
(Yellowknife) April 4, 2008 – The Standing Committee on Priorities and Planning, comprised of all Regular Members, is responding to implications that Members had detailed information before the potential cuts to the public service were announced. The Committee feels strongly that Members of Cabinet have not been forthcoming with information, contrary to the spirit of consensus government.
(Yellowknife, NT) April 18, 2008 – Nineteen high school students from across the North will take part in Youth Parliament 2008 beginning on Monday, April 21 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.
(Yellowknife) May 15, 2008 – The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, the Honourable Paul Delorey, and the President of the Union of Northern Workers (UNW), Todd Parsons, today agreed to a number of principles governing the conduct of rallies held in and around the Legislative Assembly building. The Speaker has agreed to allow the UNW to conduct rallies in front of the Legislative Assembly building on the understanding that:
· Participants will not obstruct or interfere with persons coming into or leaving the Legislative Assembly building;
(YELLOWKNIFE) June 13, 2008 – The Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories has successfully concluded testing its ‘made in the North’ television-broadcasting network this month. Speaker Paul Delorey says, “The system is operational and we are receiving positive feedback from community residents. People are excited to be able to watch the House proceedings live or catch the rebroadcast later the same day.”
(YELLOWKNIFE) June 13, 2008 – The Honourable Speaker, Paul Delorey, today introduced an innovative audio tour of the Legislative Assembly building. The audio tours are narrated in the Official Languages of the Northwest Territories and in Japanese.