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Caroline Wawzonek

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N.W.T.’s 2024 operating budget gets mixed reviews from MLAs, advocates

May 25, 2024

CBC North - ...were mixed reactions to the newly-proposed N.W.T. operating budget on Friday at the territorial legislature. Finance Minister Caroline Wawzonek tabled the 2024-25 operating budget earlier that day. She characterized the $2.2-billion plan as one that includes "difficult choices" to ensure the territory is...

MLAs wonder who’ll benefit if NWT makes carbon tax changes

April 9, 2024

Cabin Radio - is perceived in the Northwest Territories. In effect: what is this tax actually achieving? But McNeely wasn’t questioning finance minister Caroline Wawzonek, who usually bears the brunt of these concerns. This time, he was asking Range Lake MLA Kieron Testart, who is proposing legislation that would...

NWT carbon tax public meeting planned as rates go up

March 30, 2024

Cabin Radio - spent,” he told Cabin Radio in February. From February: Kieron Testart outlines what he believes his bill would do. NWT finance minister Caroline Wawzonek says that’s not remotely her understanding of what would actually happen if the bill passed. “The minute we stop collecting carbon tax, which...

NWT’s new ministers face community leaders’ annual ‘bear pit’

March 6, 2024

Cabin Radio -, and maybe the funding will be a little better.” This year’s bear pit didn’t quite feature the full cast of cabinet members. Caroline Wawzonek and Lucy Kuptana, the infrastructure and housing ministers respectively, were unable to attend. Deputy infrastructure minister Steve Loutitt and...

Bill that would switch N.W.T. to federal carbon tax program moving forward

February 28, 2024

CBC North - ...territories have opted for the federal government's version of the carbon tax — which would take effect in the N.W.T. as well if Finance Minister Caroline Wawzonek's locally tailored carbon tax is removed. Kieron Testart has proposed making the switch because he wants Ottawa to be responsible for the tax. He...

Bill to repeal NWT’s carbon tax clears second reading

February 28, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...with the current program, and come forward with conclusive recommendations,” he said. Wawzonek wants focus on alternatives Finance minister Caroline Wawzonek, who is responsible for the territory’s carbon pricing regime, said cabinet would be abstaining from the vote as the carbon tax had already gone...

Meet Prosper NWT, an attempt to confuse you less

February 28, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...think it’s a great thing,” added then-MLA Kevin O’Reilly, who complained that the name wasn’t the subject of any public engagement. Caroline Wawzonek, the minister who oversaw most of BDIC’s rebranding process, defended the choice in October last year. “I am confident that the new name is a...

MLA introduces bill to repeal N.W.T. carbon tax

February 28, 2024

CBC North - ... When MLAs voted in favour of the N.W.T. carbon tax system it was marketed as a "made-in-the-North" option. The territory's Finance Minister Caroline Wawzonek said at the time that passing the N.W.T. carbon tax would allow the territory more flexibility to adjust how the tax is applied — including...

Testart, Hawkins launch bill to repeal NWT’s carbon tax

February 23, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...system returned to the NWT where they were collected.” Bill reaches House next week Testart said he had pitched the bill to finance minister Caroline Wawzonek in a “not-extensive discussion” in which he’d outlined how, in his view, the bill allows the NWT to keep its rebate system – in particular...

Live: MLAs pass motion calling for wildfire public inquiry

February 22, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...inquiry. Six cabinet members opposed the motion. Two MLAs weren’t in attendance – Inuvik Boot Lake’s Denny Rodgers and Yellowknife South’s Caroline Wawzonek, the finance minister. While the motion passed, cabinet has said a yes vote does not automatically trigger an inquiry and ministers will work with...

Here’s how N.W.T. MLAs say they’ll vote on a public inquiry into last summer’s wildfire response

February 22, 2024

CBC North - ...and Climate Change will be sufficient. Premier R.J. Simpson has said that he does not support a public inquiry. (Julie Plourde/Radio-Canada) Caroline Wawzonek, minister of finance, infrastructure and MLA for Yellowknife South, will be in Montreal for meetings and will not be present for Thursday's vote. ...

N.W.T. MLAs set 4 priorities for their term in office

February 20, 2024

CBC North - ...disasters with COVID, flooding and wildfires. Priority areas The focus on the economy comes a week after Premier R.J. Simpson and Finance Minister Caroline Wawzonek announced the government would be looking to save $150 million a year on programs. It also comes as the territory faces significant economic...

Wildfire public inquiry choices aren’t black and white, says Morse

February 12, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...was going to seek a postponement, Morse replied: “Things were happening pretty quickly. I’ll say that.” In a Facebook post, finance minister Caroline Wawzonek said she supported a postponement as “it was worth taking a few more days to ensure that more detailed options for the structure, nature, process...

N.W.T.’s carbon tax exemption on heating fuel good, but not enough, says former MLA

February 8, 2024

CBC North - minister had earlier said that it was in the works but had been delayed by last fall's territorial election, among other things. Minister Caroline Wawzonek had also attributed the delay to her government's consideration of how a diesel heating fuel exemption would impact all N.W.T. residents. She said...

NWT releases interim budget for opening months of new government

February 8, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...Northwest Territories’ finance minister has tabled the government’s interim budget for the first three months of the 2024-25 fiscal year. Caroline Wawzonek said the budget will fund territorial programs and services for the first quarter, giving the 20th Assembly time to complete its transition and set...

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