Rolling back COVID benefits from those who need it most

“We owe it to the people of the NWT to make sure we don’t lose the gains we have made in the past three months. We also owe it to them to build on these gains together.” Premier Caroline Cochrane, Hill Times column June 10, 2020 ———————————————————————————————— I had hoped that the COVID-19 pandemic had … Read more

Child care at the Legislative Assembly

Dear editor, In the last Assembly, when I travelled to 10 communities throughout the NWT as Chair of the Special Committee to Increase the Representation of Women in the Legislative Assembly, we heard that access to child care and the funds to pay for it were a significant barrier to women running for public office. … Read more

MEDIA RELEASE: Review of Aurora College Social Work Program

October 9, 2018 – A report containing analysis and recommendations on Aurora College’s Social Work Diploma Program reveals that the program could be transitioned into a degree program and offered in the polytechnic university recommended by the recent Aurora College Foundation Review. A copy of the report was obtained through an access to information request … Read more

When consensus government works

In the photo above: swearing in MLAs of the 18th Assembly Most of us have probably had the experience of explaining consensus government to someone who is unfamiliar with it. The person doing the listening is bewildered. “Who chooses the premier? If executive council is a minority, how does anything get done?” And, most important, … Read more

More on Carillion and the Stanton P3 Situation

I’ve continued to question the Minister of Finance on the fall out from the takeover of the Stanton P3 maintenance contract by Fairfax Canada.   I got the briefing note below, which updates with the latest information. Also, I received a response to my written question on the “Impact of the Collapse of Carillion on Stanton … Read more

Update on Stanton Hospital Renewal – January 26, 2018

The GNWT met with BHP (Boreal Health Partnership: Clark, Bird, Carillon) today to get any additional updates.  From the GNWT’s perspective nothing has changed with the new filing by Carillion Canada (CC) for credit protection.  This filing could complicate things for BHP and the lenders but not for the GNWT.  BHP are still bound by … Read more

Update from GNWT Department of Finance on new Stanton hospital

STANTON TERRITORIAL HOSPITAL RENEWAL PROJECT CARILLION PLC LIQUIDATION ISSUE Carillion Plc, the UK-based parent company of Carillion Canada Inc. (or “Carillion Canada”), has entered into liquidation.  Carillion Canada is an equity investor and key partner in the consortium that is developing and operating Stanton Hospital. Key Messages Construction activities are not affected. The design and … Read more