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Bevington Attending Gwich'in Tribal Council Assembly
NWT Boards 'On Hold' While Minister Fails to Make Timely Appointments
Bevington and Duncan to Address Dene Leadership
Bevington to Welcome Royal Couple to the Northwest Territories
Bevington bill passes committee review un-amended
Western Arctic Constituency Meeting
Standing Committee on the Status of Women
 

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Arthur Osborne Instructor - Letter to Dennis Bevington

October 13th, 2011

Reference; Visit to the Introduction to Government class

Dear Dennis,

Thank you for making time in your busy schedule to come and speak to the Introduction to Government class. The learners appreciated your insights and observations about the workings of government in the House of Commons. They were very interested to hear the responsibilities of your position.

Attached to the email of this letter is a copy of the photo I took of you with the learners.

Regards, Arthur Osborne

available as Acrobat PDF Letter to Dennis Bevington
 

MEDIA ADVISORY

Government of Canada Coat of Arms

Bevington Attending Gwich'in Tribal Council Assembly

August 10th, 2011

Yellowknife - Western Arctic MP and Northern Development critic Dennis Bevington is travelling to the annual Gwich'in Assembly in Tsiigehtchic this week.

He will address the assembly tomorrow.

Mr. Bevington will be available for media interviews via phone in Inuvik, or in person at the GTC meeting tomorrow.

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For more information, contact :
Joshua Campbell
Constituency Assistant for Dennis Bevington, MP Northwest Territories
Telephone :
867-873-6995
Toll free 1-800-661-0802
Email :
dennis.bevington.c1@parl.gc.ca
Fax :
867-920-4233
 
available as Acrobat PDF Bevington Attending Gwich’in Tribal Council Assembly
 

For Immediate Release

NWT Boards 'On Hold' While Minister Fails to Make Timely Appointments

July 21, 2011

Yellowknife - Despite recommendations from two federal reports, the minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development has failed to make timely Northern appointments to the numerous regulatory boards across the Northwest Territories.

Both the 2008 McCrank Report "Road to Improvement: The Review of the Regulatory Systems Across the North," and the 2010 Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Report "Northerners' Perspectives for Prosperity," have clear recommendations for timely board appointments.

"Why won't the government respect the importance of timely action on these appointments?" Asked Western Arctic MP Dennis Bevington. Bevington also voiced concerns over the length of time associated with these board appointments and the inherent unfairness to the lives and careers of the individuals appointed.

He also pointed out the Gwichin Renewable Resource Board as an example. "The GRRB has only had 4 regular members out of 12 since 2010, which means this board has had no quorum and cannot function or make legal binding decisions," explained Bevington.

Eleven of the NWT's thirteen Regulatory and Land Claim boards have vacancies. "The Harper government continues to fail in its responsibilities to ensure these boards can operate fully and effectively. Their inaction is fulfilling their own arguments that the regulatory process is flawed," stated Bevington.

Over the next six months, many of the current positions on the Boards are due for renewal or replacement. "This government needs to be pro-active on this issue, and these appointments need to be dealt with in a timely fashion," Bevington concluded.

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For more information, contact :
Joshua Campbell
Constituency Assistant for Dennis Bevington, MP Northwest Territories
Telephone :
867-873-6995
Toll free 1-800-661-0802
Email :
dennis.bevington.c1@parl.gc.ca
Fax :
867-920-4233
 
available as Acrobat PDF NWT Boards 'On Hold' While Minister Fails to Make Timely Appointments

Backgrounder

Two federal reports have called for timely ministerial board appointments. Neil McCrank's 2008 Report, a review of the regulatory systems across Canada's North, and the 2010 report from the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, which received support from all political parties in the 40th Parliament.

Here are the two recommendations as worded in both reports:

Recommendation #15 – "The office of the minister of INAC should establish a process that would anticipate board appointments and ensure that the appointments are timely." (McCrank Report, 2008)

Recommendation # 29 – "That the Government of Canada, to minimize the risk of failing to meet quorum for regulatory boards, stagger appointments and extend the term of existing board members, where possible, until new appointments can be made. As well, the Government's should seek further enhancements to streamline the nomination and appointment process, to the satisfaction of all parties." (Report of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, 2010)

SOURCES:

Northerners' Perspectives For Prosperity Report of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, December 2010

Road To Improvement: "The Review Of The Regulatory Systems Across The North." By: Neil McCrank, Minister's Special Representative, May 2008

Status of Ministerial Appointments. June 1, 2011


MEDIA ADVISORY

Bevington and Duncan to Address Dene Leadership

July 12, 2011

Western Arctic MP Dennis Bevington and his colleague Linda Duncan the MP for Edmonton Strathcona will be attending the 41st Dene National Assembly in Fort Providence this week.

"It's a great opportunity for Linda and I to meet with the Chiefs of Denendeh and to hear Northern Aboriginal concerns first hand," said Bevington.

Both Bevington and Duncan will be available for interviews in Fort Providence Wednesday and in Yellowknife for phone or in person interviews Thursday afternoon.

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For more information, contact :
Joshua Campbell
Constituency Assistant for Dennis Bevington, MP Northwest Territories
Telephone :
867-873-6995
Toll free 1-800-661-0802
Email :
dennis.bevington.c1@parl.gc.ca
Fax :
867-920-4233
 
available as Acrobat PDF Bevington and Duncan to Address Dene Leadership
 

Bevington to Welcome Royal Couple to the Northwest Territories

Dennis Bevington Former MP shaking hands with Prince William in Yellowknife

Government of Canada Coat of Arms

July 4, 2011

For Immediate Release

Dennis Bevington the Member of Parliament for the Western Arctic will be part of the NWT welcoming party for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this evening in Yellowknife.

"On behalf of all Northerners I am honoured to welcome their royal highnesses to the Northwest Territories on their first Royal Tour. We have such diversity here in the NWT, and our First Nations and Aboriginal people have a long storied history with the Royal family."

Bevington will join Premier Floyd Roland, Yellowknife Mayor Gordon VanTighem and several First Nations Chiefs at the Yellowknife airport this evening to greet the Royal Couple. Bevington will also be attending the public event tomorrow at SombaK'e Park, and their departure at the Yellowknife airport on Wednesday.

"With the theme of 'Moving Forward Together,' the tour will provide the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge a first hand look at our diverse culture and our Northern Territory, I am sure that this Royal Tour will forge an enduring relationship with this extraordinary couple," Bevington added.

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For more information, contact :
Joshua Campbell
Constituency Assistant for Dennis Bevington, MP Northwest Territories
Telephone :
867-873-6995
Toll free 1-800-661-0802
Email :
dennis.bevington.c1@parl.gc.ca
Fax :
867-920-4233
PDF download
Media Advisory bevington_to_welcome_royal_couple_to_the_nwt.pdf download Bevington to Welcome Royal Couple to the Northwest Territories
External link:
CBC.ca - Monday, July 4th - William and Kate arrive in Yellowknife
 

MEDIA ADVISORY

March 24, 2011

Yellowknife - Today the House of Commons Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development passed Dennis Bevington's bill C-530, which changes the Northwest Territories Act (Borrowing Provisions).

The committee approved the bill without amendment and to report it back to the House of Commons for third reading. The committee's approval of the bill came after hearing witnesses from the NWT Department of Finance, and the federal departments of Finance and Indian Affairs and Northern Development.

"I'm glad the majority of the committee supported my bill and was particularly happy to hear the testimony from the NWT Finance officials who revealed that the current borrowing limit review underway with the federal government is only an operational review and does not address the questions of the adequacy of the borrowing limit whether there should be a limit at all," said Bevington.

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For More Information contact :
Doug Johnson
Office of Dennis Bevington Former MP
Email :
bevind0@parl.gc.ca
 
available as Acrobat PDF Bevington bill passes committee review un-amended
 

MEDIA ADVISORY

Western Arctic Constituency Meeting

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Yellowknife - 7-9pm @ Northern United Place... Upstairs Boardroom. (Franklin Avenue across from Mildred Hall School)

Northern United Place 5403 - 50 Avenue (Franklin Ave) Yellowknife, NT

This is a Parliamentary meeting... however, partisan and policy questions are welcome.

Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be available.

For more information, contact :
Joshua Campbell
Constituency Assistant for Dennis Bevington, MP Northwest Territories
Telephone :
867-873-6995
Toll free 1-800-661-0802
Email :
dennis.bevington.c1@parl.gc.ca
Fax :
867-920-4233
 

MEDIA ADVISORY

Standing Committee on the Status of Women visits NWT Dennis Bevington Participating in Committee Meeting in Yellowknife

January 19th, 2011

Yellowknife - Tomorrow the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women will be hosting a meeting at the Yellowknife Inn.

Witnesses participating at this meeting include NWT organizations such as the Native Women's Association of the NWT, the YWCA and the Status of Women Council of the NWT. There will also be participants from the neighboring territory of Nunavut.

"I'm thrilled that the Status of Women Committee is coming to the Northwest Territories to meet with our frontline organizations who handle the serious issues facing our Northern Women," said Western Arctic MP Dennis Bevington.

The Meeting will be from 8am – Noon. The main topic for tomorrow's meeting is violence against aboriginal women.

For more information, contact :
Joshua Campbell
Constituency Assistant for Dennis Bevington, MP Northwest Territories
Telephone :
867-873-6995
Toll free 1-800-661-0802
Email :
dennis.bevington.c1@parl.gc.ca
Fax :
867-920-4233
available as Acrobat PDF Standing Committee on the Status of Women visits NWT