The Government of the Northwest Territories is committed to living within its means and making sure we can continue to put money aside to pay for unexpected emergencies, but we have a budget problem. Over the next five years, revenues are projected to decline, while our spending is expected to rise. We need to find a way to lower spending and increase revenues over the next two years so we can get our budget back on track.
We want to hear from you about fiscal planning for the future:
- Are all GNWT programs and services needed, or can some programs be cut or scaled down?
- If we want new programs but have limited resources, what do we stop doing or what taxes can we increase?
- If the program is necessary, how can it be delivered more efficiently?
- What is the right balance between investment in infrastructure and supporting residents and businesses with programs and services?
Your input will be shared with Members of the Legislative Assembly to help inform their review of the 2016-2017 budget this spring. Your ideas for specific actions to cut expenses and increase revenues will be considered for inclusion in the 2017-2018 budget, which will begin to be developed this summer.
Contact us by May 20, 2016:
Mail: Budget Dialogue
Department of Finance
Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9