Public meetings on corrections and post secondary education being held across NWT

(File photo/CKLB).

The Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly’s Standing Committee on Social Development, chaired by Nehendeh MLA Shane Thompson, will hold a number of public hearings across the territory on two bills – Bill 45: Corrections Act and Bill 48: Post-Secondary Education Act.

The committee will be in Fort Smith on Monday, May 13 at 7:00 pm at the Northern Life Museum & Cultural Centre.

It will Hay River on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:00 pm at the Community Centre.

The committee stops in Fort Providence on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 12:00 noon at the Community Hall.

It will then be in Behchokǫ̀ later on Wednesday, May 15, at 6:00 pm at the Kǫ ̀ Gocho Centre.

On Thursday, May 16 the committee will be in Inuvik at 7:00 pm at the Midnight Sun Complex.

On Friday, May 17 at 7:00 pm the committee will be at Kitti Hall in Tuktoyaktuk.

On Thursday, May 23 at 7:00 pm the committee will meet in Committee Room ‘A’ on the second floor of the Legislative Assembly Building

The government states in a news release that the meetings are open to the public but while it strives to be accessible to all, it is unable to anticipate every person’s unique needs.

Contact the GNWT if you require any additional accommodations.

For more information contact: Michael Ball, Committee Clerk Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, at 867-767-9130 ext. 12012 or by Email at

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