Economic Development & Environment

About

The Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment shall consider the following matters with respect to the Departments of Environment and Climate Change; Industry, Tourism and Investment; and Infrastructure:

  1. Review multi-year business plans and budgets, bills, boards, and agencies, including the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, the Northwest Territories Power Corporation, the Northwest Territories Business Development and Investment Corporation, and the Public Utilities Board;
  2. Review departmental performance, including that of boards and agencies;
  3. Consider matters related to economic affairs;
  4. Consider matters related to public infrastructure;
  5. Consider matters related to energy policy; 
  6. Consider matters related to environment and sustainability development; and
  7. Consider any other matter referred by the House.

Background

The Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment consists of no more then 6 Regular Members and 3 Regular Member alternates.

Seeking Input: Regulatory Review

The Economic Development and Environment Committee is undertaking a review of the regulatory framework for land and water use permitting under the Mackenzie Valley Resources Management Act (MVRMA), and its operational effectiveness. The MVRMA provides the overarching framework for a robust regulatory regime and Committee would like to evaluate the underlying processes and requirements, and their interpretation by all parties, to ensure they continue to meet policy and legislative objectives.

Committee’s review intends to complement and build on the ongoing research and work done on the land and water use permitting process. Committee has particular interest in examining how the GNWT can provide further supports or make changes where needed and appropriate to address the capacity of parties to participate in the land and water use permitting process. It is Committee’s intent to prepare a report on the findings which will recommend targeted actions and interventions the GNWT can take to improve the administration and effectiveness of the regulatory framework.

Deadline: July 31, 2024

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, January 20, 2021 – The Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment provided its views on telecommunications in the North to the Canadian Radio-television and...
(Yellowknife, NT) August 25, 2020 -- The Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment met in Tuktoyaktuk from August 10th to 13th, 2020, hosted by Nunakput MLA Jackie Jacobson. The...
(YELLOWKNIFE) Tuesday, June 9, 2020 -- The Standing Committees on Economic Development and Environment, Government Operations, and Social Development, are collaborating to evaluate the Government of...