Term Extension Debate

The next territorial general election is still scheduled for October 5th, 2015.

On Monday, March 10th, the Legislative Assembly supported an amended motion to authorize the Government of the NWT to make a request to the Government of Canada to extend the maximum duration of the current assembly from four years to five years.

In accordance with the Elections and Plebiscites Act as well as the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act, the fixed election date is October 5th, 2015.

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