Working Toward an Open and Transparent
Since the signing of the NWT Devolution Agreement in 2013, the Government of the Northwest Territories has been actively replacing what was formerly federal legislation with “made in the North” legislation. These new laws will regulate how the NWT looks after its forests, waters, and protected areas, how it uses its mineral and petroleum resources, and many other environmental concerns that will affect current and future NWT residents. Currently there are nine environment and natural resource management bills that are in the process of becoming law. This website has been designed to help people and organizations understand the legislative process, find relevant documents and information, and make informed comments about these bills before they become law. It will also track the development of regulations related to legislation as they come up.
If you are unfamiliar with the legislative process, have a look at the two infographics below which describe how the process works in the NWT.
Select the bill or bills that are relevant to your areas of interest and expertise and read through the information and comments we have provided.
Have your say! On the page for each bill is included the dates and locations of the Standing Committee’s public hearings and guidelines for how to get involved.
Select a bill to read more on how it was developed, who it will affect, and what has been said about it.
Header photo and middle photo by Jennifer Broadbridge. Bottom photo by Brian Kinzie