Talk Mining with Minister Wally Schumann
Wally Schumann will be making an announcement to the business community of Yellowknife about our Territory's number one private-sector economic driver: mineral development.
Join the Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment for a sponsored lunch to talk mining, and his vision for new legislation to govern it.Monday, February 4, 2019Chateau Nova - Lynx RoomAdmission is freeDoors Open: 11:30 amLunch: 12:00 pmPresentation: 12:30 pm
On Monday, February 11th, the Mineral Resources Act proposed by Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment Wally Schumann was introduced as a Bill in the NWT Legislative Assembly.
The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment has produced eight packages of informational material to help the public understand what the Mineral Resources Act is meant to accomplish, the basics of how that could look in practice, and the reasons why these policies were chosen. The series is titled Understanding the Mineral Resources Act.
This material is broken down into several separate information packages. Each contains a different collection of information important to understanding the purpose of this legislation, and how it would fit in the Northwest Territories.
They are titled:
- The Basics
- Sharing Responsibility for Natural Resources
- Benefits for the Northwest Territories
- From Exploration to Production
- Building Relationships
- Working in the Public Interest
- Advancing Exploration
- What’s Next?
Readers are encouraged to peruse them all to get informed. All of the information is also available at www.iti.gov.nt.ca/UnderstandTheMRA.
Minister Wally Schumann addresses the local business community at the Chamber's first Business Club Luncheon of 2019.
Opportunities for Feedback
The Government of the Northwest Territories encourages NWT residents to take part in the legislative process, and provide their feedback when opportunities are offered.
After the Bill is introduced and read twice in the Legislative Assembly, the Bill will then be examined closely by the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment — a committee made up of Members of the Legislative Assembly who are not part of Cabinet. This committee will have the opportunity to engage the public further as part of these considerations.
Stay tuned for opportunities to comment on this Bill as part of the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment’s considerations in the future at www.assembly.gov.nt.ca.
To learn more about the legislative process in the Northwest Territories, visit www.assembly.gov.nt.ca/visitors/what-consensus/legislative-processFor more information:Mike Westwick
Senior Communications OfficerGovernment of the Northwest Territories
Executive Director Deneen Everett at our Business Club Luncheon with ITI.