The Union of Northern Workers (UNW) represents almost 6,000 employees across the Northwest Territories (NWT)
On September 17, 2019, the Union of Northern Workers distributed a questionnaire to all territorial candidates, including those who were acclaimed.
Adrienne Cartwright is the Communications Officer with UNW.
“As per UNW Regulations, every four years we ask territorial candidates where they stand on issues that are important to our members, their families, and everyone who has a stake in accessing quality public services,” Cartwright said.
As per UNW Regulations, during every territorial election the UNW asks candidates where they stand on issues that are important to our members, their families, and everyone who has a stake in accessing quality public services in the NWT, Cartwright says.
Candidates are then graded based on their responses and the results are made available to the public for consideration when they cast their ballot.
While the format and scoring of the questionnaire has been controversial in the past, the purpose of the exercise is to stimulate a discussion and give candidates an opportunity to publicly articulate their positions on these important issues, Cartwright added.
“We hope that the 2019 edition of the Report Card will once again generate a productive dialogue on key issues that affect the quality of life of every resident of the NWT,” Cartwright said.
The Report Card will be available to the public via the UNW website on Thursday, September 26 and published in News North on Monday, September 30.