Caroline Wawzonek

Candidate in the Yellowknife South Yellowknife race.

Caroline can be reached on social media, at caroline@carolinewawzonek.ca, or by calling (867) 446-1477.

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Dene Nation demands immediate liquor and cannabis restrictions

April 4, 2020

Cabin Radio - ...closing the stores – for example, the effect on people who are alcohol-dependent – are worse than the risks posed by leaving the stores open. Caroline Wawzonek, as finance minister, holds ultimate authority over the NWT Liquor and Cannabis Commission. The commission oversees the sale and distribution of...

Here’s what N.W.T. constituents want during the pandemic, in MLAs’ own words

April 3, 2020

CBC North - In a press release on Thursday, the territory's committee of regular MLAs noted concerns about the pressures on businesses and essential services in the N.W.T. Some of them responded and here are their own words — condensed and edited for CBC style. They're going to do contact tracing, like they do with every case … The people who were in contact will be notified — that's standard through the Public Health Act. Everybody needs to be limiting the time they're going out so we can stop this in its tracks. Nunakput, Jackie JacobsonI've been hearing a lot of concerns about community travel, in regards to people flying into the coastal communities — Sachs [Harbour], Uluhaktok, Paulatuk [N.W.T.].

VIDEO: COVID-19: Kids ask, experts answer

April 2, 2020

NNSL Media - ...questions surrounding COVID-19, Kam Lake MLA Caitlin Cleveland has teamed up with Dr. Sarah Cook, Territorial Medical Director and Physician, and Caroline Wawzonek, minister of justice and finance, to make a kid-friendly, easy-to-understand informative video about the novel coronavirus. Watch it here: ...

Pause evictions during pandemic, MLAs say

April 1, 2020

NNSL Media - ...he said. NWT cabinet has so far avoided any definitive statements on the issue. To support some struggling residents, finance minister Caroline Wawzonek announced on Tuesday an income assistance benefit of $500 for individuals, and $1000 for households of two people or more. Those benefits came into...

It’s rent day: here’s what some N.W.T. landlords are doing for those who can’t pay

April 1, 2020

CBC North - ...payments. Neither the federal nor territorial government has announced any aid directly attached to rental units or renters, but on Wednesday, Caroline Wawzonek, the N.W.T.'s finance minister, told reporters it was something the territorial government was looking...

COMMUNITY REPORT: Yellowknifers ‘providing a bit of sunshine at a tough time:’ Mayor

March 31, 2020

NNSL Media - ...to help people facing unemployment due to the virus. In a Tuesday news conference with Infrastructure Minister Katrina Nokleby and Finance Minister Caroline Wawzonek told reporters the GNWT is working with the federal government to ensure programs designed for workers are “adapted to the needs of the North.” ...

GNWT announces $8.2 million to support people, businesses and communities in response to COVID-19 pandemic

March 31, 2020

CKLB 101.9 - ...of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) announced an additional $8.259 million today to help businesses and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Caroline Wawzonek, Minister of Finance and Katrina Nokleby, Minister of Infrastructure and Industry, Tourism and Investment said the funds are in addition to the...

NWT government adds $8.2 million in COVID-19 relief

March 31, 2020

NNSL Media - ...released earlier this month, government officials also promised more measures in the near future. “There has to be more,” Finance Minister Caroline Wawzonek said Tuesday, adding that these efforts will evolve over months. “There’s no denying there’s going to be significant financial impacts,”...

More NWT support for income assistance, housing, businesses

March 31, 2020

Cabin Radio - ...businesses. The emergency allowance will be worth $500 for those who are single or $1,000 for households of two people or more, Minister of Finance Caroline Wawzonek announced on Tuesday. Wawzonek said the money was designed to help people who qualify prepare for a 14-day self-isolation period if necessary. ...

NWT’s Wave 2 of financial relief

March 31, 2020

My Yellowknife Now - ...running for seat of MLA Great Slave in the 2019 territorial election. Submitted photo In a press conference this morning, NWT Minister of Finance Caroline Wawzonek announced the 2nd wave of funding and financial relief to battle the economic impact of COVID 19 in the territory. This second wave is made up of...

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