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Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee  We're probably at least 20 or 30 years behind on infrastructure in northern Canada. The Government of the Northwest Territories has an infrastructure deficit of between probably $3 billion and $4 billion. We don't have the basics that a lot of people have. We don't have roads. We

October 17th, 2018Committee meeting

Wally Schumann

Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee  Are you talking about transportation?

October 17th, 2018Committee meeting

Wally Schumann

Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee  We have 33 communities in the Northwest Territories. That wouldn't be a policy. We have some Arctic communities that would never have a road to them: Sachs Harbour, Paulatuk, and Ulukhaktok, but as far as connectivity through telecommunications goes, we have cell service in all o

October 17th, 2018Committee meeting

Wally Schumann

Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee  Some of them we would never get fibre to, but we have it down the valley and we're going to look at how we're going to hitch up the rest of them on the valley—

October 17th, 2018Committee meeting

Wally Schumann

Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee  My presentation lists our priorities for Taltson and the road system. For the road system ones, it was part of this government's mandate to put those three forward. We've locked down and secured conditional funding for the Whati road as a P3 project through P3 Canada. That's goin

October 17th, 2018Committee meeting

Wally Schumann

Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee  I guess we can be very frank because we're in front of the committee. When it first came out, we never got very much notice on the whole issue of the moratorium and the potential that was in the Beaufort Sea. There were millions and millions, if not billions, of dollars in bid d

October 17th, 2018Committee meeting

Wally Schumann

Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee  Exactly. One presenter alluded to the situation that we have this year in the Beaufort Sea. A week or so ago, I went in front of a committee on sovereignty that was travelling around the north. They went to Iqaluit and Inuvik, and then they came down here and met with me and a

October 17th, 2018Committee meeting

Wally Schumann

Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee  We have the Taltson project we've talked about. We have the road projects that have been identified, the Tlicho all-season, the Mackenzie Valley and the Slave geological province. Tlicho has been secured with P3 conditional funding. For the Mackenzie Valley Highway, our applicati

October 17th, 2018Committee meeting

Wally Schumann

October 17th, 2018Committee meeting

Wally Schumann

Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee  Thank you, Madam Chair. If I'm going to run over 10 minutes and you to need to cut me off, you're going to have to go ahead because I don't know how long it's going to take.

October 17th, 2018Committee meeting

Wally Schumann

Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee  On behalf of the Government of the Northwest Territories, thank you for this opportunity to speak about our concerns and priorities and about how we can work together to improve the lives of northerners. The Government of the Northwest Territories has been actively working with

October 17th, 2018Committee meeting

Wally Schumann