Virtual Public Meeting: Official Languages Act

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 19:00 to 21:00

The Standing Committee on Government Operations, chaired by Rylund Johnson, will hold a virtual public meeting on their Statutory Review of the Official Languages Act on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. The Committee wants to hear perspectives of members of the public from across the Northwest Territories about how the Official Languages Act could better promote and protect the Territory’s official languages.

Members of the public can participate in two ways: either by contacting the Committee Clerk at to obtain the zoom meeting link to speak to the MLAs, or by writing a letter containing their concerns and e-mailing it to the Committee Clerk. If you would like to attend the meeting and require interpretation, please let the Comittee Clerk know by January 19 for guaranteed assistance.

The Committee is undertaking this work because they are required by law to do a review of the Official Languages Act every five years. After gathering public input, the Committee will write a set of recommendations to the Government of the Northwest Territories by way of a report in the House during session.

The meeting will be broadcast live and can be viewed by tuning in to or by watching on the Assembly’s Facebook, YouTube or Twitter channels. The proceedings will also air on the LATV network.

For further inquiries, please contact:
Public Affairs and Communications
Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly
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Virtual Public Meeting: Official Languages Act