Guiding Principles and Process Conventions

For a broader understanding about the who, what, when and why of consensus government in the Northwest Territories, please take a look at:

Consensus Government in the Northwest Territories – Guiding Principles and Process Conventions (Tabled March 30, 2021)


The Table of Contents includes:

  • Consensus Government in the NWT - Guiding Principles
  • Process Conventions:
    • The Role of Caucus
    • Standing Committee Review of Legislative Proposals
    • Consideration and Enactment of Bills Under the Administration of the Speaker and Board of Management of the Legislative Assembly
    • Standing Committee Review of Proposed Policy Initiatives and Implementation Plans
    • Transition Stewardship
    • Territorial Leadership Committee
    • Communications between the Executive Council, Ministers, Standing Committees and Regular Members