Jackie Jacobson wants the federal government to fulfill its commitment of $150 million toward building the road from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk and wants the NWT minister on the project as well.
“We need this project to go Mr. Speaker, does the minister have a plan on when he'll be meeting with his federal counterpart in Ottawa?" he said.
The NWT Minister of Transportation, Michael McLeod, said he's on it.
“The member is not wasting any time getting on top of the subject, the minister was just announced I think four hours ago," he said. "We're already, as I indicated, have been working on a draft for some correspondence to go to the minister.”
McLeod said an environmental impact statement on the road from Inuvik to Tuk is being drafted and due to be given to a review board by the end of the month.
It provides details on engineering and the potential impacts the project may have on the land and wildlife.
Canada’s Transport Minister is Denis Lebel.