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    Mandate of 18th NWT Legislative Assembly unveiled

    MLAs in the Northwest Territories began the first regular session of the 18th Legislative Assembly today, tabling a plan to achieve their 25-point list of priorities.

    Commissioner George Tuccaro presented the government’s draft mandate to tackle the priorities that cover everything from lowering the cost of living, to increasing government transparency, to settling outstanding land claims, all the while addressing the territory’s bleak financial situation.

    The speech recognized the large presence of new MLAs – 11 in total – with “fresh ideas” and “fresh energy,” while acknowledging the hard choices faced by the government with respect to low revenues and high demands on infrastructure, programming, and services.

    Read Tuccaro’s full speech below.

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