CPAWS-NWT Sends Conservation Issues Questionnaire to Territorial Candidates

In the lead-up to this November's territorial election, we are sending a Conservation Issues Questionnaire to each candidate running for office.

We'll be publishing candidates' responses in NWT media and online before the November 23rd election - stay tuned to hear what your candidate has to say about NWT conservation issues, and make sure you get out and vote!

We're asking three 'yes or no' questions, and giving each candidate the option to elaborate on their responses in 100 words or less.

If elected, will you commit to these conservation actions during your coming/next term in office?

  1. Work with Aboriginal governments and organizations to establish and permanently protect key conservation areas in the NWT, prioritizing areas first identified by communities under the NWT Protected Areas Strategy?
  2. Support the establishment of Thaidene Nene as a national park reserve and territorial park?
  3. Champion economic diversification that minimizes our reliance on non-renewable resource extraction by supporting communities to develop local economic opportunities based on sustainable tourism and conservation of special areas?

Read the backgrounder we're providing candidates here.