Accountability and Oversight

About

The eleven Regular Members of the Legislative Assembly comprise the Standing Committee on Accountability and Oversight. The Standing Committee shall:

  1. Review issues which have government-wide implications, including all issues related to implementation of the devolution of federal powers, implementation of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and overview of the budget, taxation and fiscal framework;
  2. Review Government of the Northwest Territories reports on financial and performance results and program and policy evaluations to ensure anticipated outcomes are being achieved and accountability is maximized;
  3. Coordinate House affairs of members, including scheduling and planning in cooperation with the Honourable Speaker and appropriate Ministerial representatives;
  4. Coordinate Committee public consultation efforts with respect to budget and fiscal matters;
  5. Coordinate Committee strategic planning efforts;
  6. Review legislative proposals, including those co-drafted by the government and Indigenous governments;
  7. Monitor and evaluate Ministerial performance;
  8. Consider issues related to land claims and self-government negotiations;
  9. Consider issues related to public affairs and transparency by standing and special committees;
  10. Consider issues related to Indigenous, national and international relations;
  11. Consider the budgets and financial management of any boards and agencies that are outside the responsibility of any Standing Committee; and
  12. Consider any other matter referred by the House.

Background

All Regular Members of the Assembly are members of this Committee. 

The Standing Committee, in addition to its own mandate, acts as a coordinating body for the work of other Standing Committees. In this capacity, the Committee has approved a policy on attendance and participation by video and phone conference that applies to all Standing Committees. The Committee has also approved a policy on accessibility and transparency of committee work and meetings, that also applies to all Standing Committees.

How to Provide Feedback

  • Written Submissions: a letter sent to the Committee containing your thoughts, ideas, perspectives and comments.
    • NOTE: these are considered public documents unless marked as confidential.
  • Oral Comments: Speaking with the Committee in person (or virtually) during a Public Hearing.

Contact

To send written submissions, sign up to provide oral comments at a public meeting, or for more information on any Committee business, please email the Committee Clerk at @email.

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News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (Wednesday, February 23, 2022) – The Standing Committee on Accountability and Oversight will hold four theme days in the Legislative Assembly’s current February-March sitting. The theme...
(YELLOWKNIFE) Monday, November 22, 2021 -- The Standing Committee on Accountability and Oversight will hold theme days on Wednesdays in the Legislative Assembly’s upcoming sitting. The theme days will...
YELLOWKNIFE (Wednesday, June 2, 2021) – Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly Standing Committees have selected Chairs to serve at their pleasure for the remainder of the 19th Assembly. The...
(YELLOWKNIFE) Thursday, May 27, 2021 -- The Standing Committee on Accountability and Oversight will hold a COVID-19 theme day in the Legislative Assembly on Friday, May 28, 2021. Members Statements...
YELLOWKNIFE (Friday, May 14, 2021) - Today, Members of the Standing Committee on Accountability and Oversight voted to remove MLA Steve Norn as Chair of the Committee. MLA Kevin O’Reilly, as Deputy...
(YELLOWKNIFE) February 8, 2021 – The Standing Committee on Accountability and Oversight will hold four themed days in the Legislative Assembly during the February-March sitting. The topics will...
(YELLOWKNIFE) October 19, 2020 -- The Standing Committee on Accountability and Oversight will hold three themed days in the Legislative Assembly this sitting. The following three topics will be...
(YELLOWKNIFE) Monday, June 29, 2020 – The Standing Committee on Accountability and Oversight recognizes systemic racism in our society, and specifically in the justice system. This racism presents...
YELLOWKNIFE (May 29, 2020) – Members of the 19th Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly have withdrawn the Motion to remove a Minister from the Executive Council. The Standing Committee on...
YELLOWKNIFE (May 27, 2020) – Members of the 19th Legislative Assembly today introduced a Notice of Motion for the revocation of a government Minister. MLA Steve Norn, Chair of the Standing Committee...
YELLOWKNIFE (APRIL 2, 2020) - The Standing Committee on Accountability and Oversight has been meeting several times a week to discuss the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and how best to address issues...

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Have your say! You’re invited to participate in a public review of Bill 8: An Act to Amend the Student Financial Assistance Act with the MLAs of the Standing Committee on Social Development. The Bill proposes to increase the total amount a student can borrow through Student Financial Assistance (SFA...
Location:
Det’anchogh Kų́é (Eagle Room), Legislative Assembly