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MP calls this campaign different

  For Dennis Bevington, campaigning in a federal election is nothing new – this is his fourth carrying the New Democrat banner in the NWT. But the current election is different he said. While he has won before – this is his ninth year representing the NWT in parliament – the New Democratic Party has […]

Bevington criticizes feds over board appointments

The Western Arctic MP is questioning the federal government after the minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development failed to comply with recommendations made in two federal reports. The 2008 McCrank Report entitled Road to Improvement: The Review of the Regulatory Systems Across the North, and the 2010 Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern […]

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Hats off to the graduating class of 2011

It’s funny how many incarnations the Recreation Centre ice surface can take on. First this year it was lobsterfest, then a dance.  But it was the graduating class of 2011 that added a little bit of extra sparkle to the décor. Along with the purple gauze hanging from the ceiling, the Diamond Jenness Secondary School […]

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Bevington named official Northern portfolio critic

Dennis Bevington has been named as the Official Opposition Critic for Northern Development for the 41st Parliament. The appointment was made by NDP leader Jack Layton on May 30, which will see Bevington as critic for all three territories. “I plan on continuing the work I have been doing to improve the lives for Northerners,” […]

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Bevington to be NWT’s sole MP in Ottawa

The Western Arctic riding is coloured orange once again, as New Democratic Party member Dennis Bevington was elected as the sole NWT representative in Ottawa. Bevington received a total of 7,140 votes on May 2, collecting 45.8 per cent of the vote. The Western Arctic riding saw a total turn out of 15, 577 voters […]

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Conservatives win with majority government

Canadians have spoken, voting in a Conservative majority government after five years of minority leadership. Following a 37-day campaign, Stephen Harper regained his role as prime minister and in a historic move, New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton became the new leader of the Official Opposition. The NDP seat count nearly tripled from the last […]

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Candidates stick to their party platforms during forum

The five residents of the NWT looking to represent the territory in the House of Commons formed a panel Thursday evening to answer questions from the voting public. Western Arctic candidates Dennis Bevington, Eli Purchase, Bonnie Dawson, Sandy Lee and Joe Handley represented their respective parties in the Community Hall, answering a vast range of […]

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Campaign kicks off for Western Arctic candidates

The campaigns are underway for the upcoming federal election, and candidates have only a short time to make their platforms known. Joe Handley has kicked off his campaign, running as the Liberal candidate for the Western Arctic riding. Handley believes that Canadians are not in favour of having another election, but he thinks they realize […]

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Pipeline gets go-ahead

In a historic decision, the National Energy Board (NEB) has approved the Mackenzie Gas Project, stating that it believes the $16.2 billion project to be in the public good. “We find that the North and Canada would be better off with the project,” the NEB wrote in its report. “These economic, environmental and social objectives […]

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Build highway first, then pipeline, communities tell MP

Communities along the route of the proposed Mackenzie Gas Project want to see the construction of the Mackenzie Valley Highway prior to any construction commencing on the pipeline, Western Arctic MP Dennis Bevington said following a nine-day tour of the area.

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