Marylou Cherwaty, the president of the Northern Federation of Labour, is critical about the number of businesses in the city who use temporary foreign workers. Her concerns range from poor treatment of staff to Northerners losing out on employment.
Has your company had to rely on the foreign worker program to fill your staffing needs? Why?
On the flip side: Do you think the foreign worker program is being used too liberally? Or, do you know foreign workers who have not been treated fairly?
Bottom line: Should more be done to ensure fairness in the system or is it already fair?
Look to the future
It's grad season and Grade 12 students from the city, as well as Dettah and Ndilo, are now considering their options for future education or employment.
Does the North offer enough training and or education options to pursue those dreams close to home?
What more should be done to train Yellowknifers here in the North, and would more Northern training opportunities really result in more skilled workers and professionals willing to stay here?
Last week the legislative assembly supported approval of the devolution deal, handing cabinet the mandate to complete the signing of the landmark transfer of power from the federal government to the territory.
When it was decided a public plebiscite would not be held to seek support for the agreement-in-principle, MLAs were tasked for voting in line with the will of their constituents. Weledeh MLA Bob Bromley had a lot of criticism for the devolution deal and the process but in then end voted in support because he said that was the will of his riding.
Did your MLA vote the way you had hoped? Do you believe the majority of NWT residents support devolution?
Yellowknife educators Bill Gilday and Garth Brasseur were honoured last week for their efforts toward teaching city youth.
Day in and day out, teachers dedicate time and energy both in and out of the classroom. Some, such as Gilday and Brasseur, go beyond the call of duty.
Do you have a story about an experience with an exceptional teacher who left a lasting and positive impression?