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Trudeau shows Northern ignorance

The following letter to the editor from Western Arctic Conservative Association President Floyd Roland appeared in the November 18th edition of NWT News/North. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau recently hosted a “Ladies Night” fundraiser in Toronto where he charged women $250 to hear about “his favourite virtue” and other vacuous, non-policy-related topics. Let’s set aside the […]

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MP Ryan Leef on Navigable Waters

I read with interest Dennis Bevington’s Bill C-543 An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Peel River). The Navigable Waters Act is an act designed to deal with obstructions to Navigation in respect to certain classes of vessels. It is not a body of legislation designed to protect the environment, habitat, or water […]

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Sept. 30, 2013, editorial in NWT News/North

Arctic Council on the right track Last week, Western Arctic NDP MP Dennis Bevington argued against the direction the federal government is moving in as Canada assumes leadership of the Arctic Council for the next two years. He says there are two roads to travel – one of regulations, research, international co-operation and environmental conservation, […]

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A Yukon perspective on devolution – MP Ryan Leef

(As published in the Sept. 30, 2013 edition of NWT News/North.) As the member of Parliament for the Yukon, I wanted to take this opportunity to share the work our Conservative government has undertaken in partnership with Northerners to improve job growth and the economic development across the North. These are particularly exciting times for […]

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Conservatives Celebrate $299 Million Tuktoyaktuk-to-Inuvik Highway

Prime Minister Stephen Harper officially announced the Conservative Government’s support of the Tuk-Inuvik Highway in April of 2011 while visiting Matco Transportation Systems. (Image © John Curran) Tuktoyaktuk, NT – During Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s visit to Yellowknife on Monday, March 11, 2013, members of the Western Arctic Conservative Association applauded the announcement of increased […]

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Dennis Bevington A No Show

The NDP is disunited on a growing list of issues: fairness of the shipbuilding process; merit-based selection of Supreme Court justices; marketing-freedom for western Canadian farmers; a senior leadership candidate proposed mergers with the Liberals; preeminent NDP MP Roméo Saganash disagrees with the NDPs constitutional position regarding a hypothetical independent Quebec; and Nycole Turmel changed […]

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