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The Minister and the Department of Finance have the mandate for obtaining, managing and controlling the financial resources required to implement the Government of the Northwest Territories' policies and programs. This mandate includes, negotiating major financial arrangements with the federal government, providing analysis and advice to the Financial Management Board, and ensuring that financial and information resources are managed effectively, efficiently and economically. The Minister and Department are also mandated with regulating the insurance industry and controlling the sale of alcohol products in the Northwest Territories.

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Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link Permitting Application Filed

YELLOWKNIFE (March 18, 2014)The Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link (MVFL) continues to move closer to reality with the announcement today by Finance Minister J. Michael Miltenberger that the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has filed a permitting application to the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board for preliminary screening of the project.

“Our government is committed to strategic infrastructure investments that will help to grow our economy and allow us to better serve the people of the Northwest Territories,” said Minister Miltenberger. “The Mackenzie Valley Fibre Line will help support the development of Inuvik as a leading centre for remote satellite sensing, promote new opportunities for businesses in communities along its route and enable improved delivery of government services, including increased healthcare and educational opportunities.”

For more information, contact:

Sean Craig
P3 Analyst
Department of Finance
Tel: (867) 873-7124

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