• Advocacy Update

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  • Letter of Concern to NWT Housing Corporation Letter of Concern to NWT Housing Corporation

     

    Please find attached our letter of concern in regards to the NWT Housing Corporations plan to compete with existing private industry by establishing hardware stores in the communities through the local housing authority offices, signed by the NWT Chamber of Commerce as well as 5 of the 6 Community Chambers;

    https://nnsl.com/yellowknifer/nwt-chambers-react-to-extremely-upsetting-comments-from-housing-corp-president/

    Our official comment to the media: 

    We are glad Mr. Williams has revised his comments to NNSL but it is still concerning that the NWT Housing Corporation and the GNWT believe that going into private business is going to some how solve our housing crisis.  The Housing Corp and the GNWT need to partner with the local development corporations in the communities that do not have access to a hardware store and/or viable option than to order materials in for residents, and help support and bolster new entrepreneurs outside of the main centres.  We can even take it one step further and start looking at why the cost of bring in/up inventory is so costly when the barging system is owned and operated by the GNWT and why they are charging the freight costs that they are to our local businesses.

    The housing crisis in the NWT is a very real priority that needs to be addressed by partnering at all levels of government and with local entrepreneurs/manufacturers.  This problem will require several levels of solutions and no one knows how better to solve northern problems then Northern themselves.  Government needs to start listening to the business community and supporting the local solutions not competing with them. 

  • Road Map to Prosperity: A Minority Parliament Guide to Economic Growth Road Map to Prosperity: A Minority Parliament Guide to Economic Growth

     
    Canada`s businesses are the front line of economy and what affects them affects the economic well-being of every Canadian. What is the best path forward? See attached a copy of the Guide and our letter to MP Michael McLeod
  • Letter to Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce re: Vote Growth Letter to Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce re: Vote Growth

    The NWT Chamber provided the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce the below letter to the 19th Legislative Assembly in regards to Vote Growth