Devolution Could Take Effect April 2014

What is Devolution?

The transfer of public programs, program budgets and related legislation from the Government of Canada to Provincial/Territorial Government.  It has been happening since 1967 with Health Care, Social Services, Education, Highways, Forestry, and Airports.  Devolution is now about transferring the responsibility for managing public lands, resources and rights in respect of water in the NWT.

Meeting In Ottawa

A large delegation of representatives of the Northwest Territories, numbering roughly 55 people, including all members of the GNWT cabinet, most MLAs, aboriginal leaders, industry leaders and youth ambassadors, were in Ottawa to promote the territory and participate in talks with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other federal leaders.

To read more, view the Northern News Service article Devolution Deal Close:  McLeod.

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