The workplace review into the Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories will be on the agenda during a board of management meeting in Inuvik next week.

The legislative assembly issued a media advisory on Aug. 19 stating that as the board meets from Aug. 23 to 26, it will deal with “matters related to the workplace and review conducted by Quintet Consulting.”

In March, the Board of Management hired Ottawa-based Quintet Consulting Corporation to review concerns about the work environment in the Office of the Clerk, under Tim Mercer.

Mercer has been on leave since February.

It was not clear as of press time on Aug. 19 whether the consulting firm’s work is completed, however, during spring, the contract for the company was extended to Aug. 31.

NNSL Media reached out to Raphael Szajnfarber, president of the corporation, who said on Aug. 18 that he would not comment on the status of the investigation.

The media advisory stated that a portion of next week’s meeting will be open to the public but noted that interested observers will have to join the Telemerge meeting. To do so, they must contact Danielle Mager, assistant secretary to the Board of Management by email at or by phone at 767-9130 ext. 12011.

Simon Whitehouse

Simon Whitehouse came to Yellowknife to work with Northern News Services in 2011. A through and through "County boy" from Prince Edward County, Ont., Simon obtained his journalism education at Algonquin...

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