New Northwest Territories Minister of Transportation

January 22, 2016 | Category: Government Updates


New Minister of Transportation – Government of the Northwest Territories

WESTAC is pleased to announce that a new Minister of Transportation was appointed late last year in the Northwest Territories. “In the NWT’s consensus system of government, the Premier and Cabinet are selected by the Members of the Legislative Assembly during a territorial leadership meeting. The Premier is responsible for assigning portfolios to Cabinet Ministers and establishing mandates based on the priorities of the Legislative Assembly.”

Premier Bob McLeod has assigned Hon. Wally Schumann the portfolios of Transportation and Environment and Natural Resources.

WESTAC congratulates Minister Schumann and looks forward to working with him and the Government of the Northwest Territories in the future.

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Hon. Wally Schumann biography

Wally Schumann was first elected to the 18th Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories in November 2015 representing the constituency of Hay River South.

Mr. Schumann was born in Fort Smith and has lived in Hay River for the past 30 years.

Trained as a Red Seal Certified Auto Body Journeyperson, Mr. Schumann founded Poison Graphics, an auto body repair facility, which has become the largest sign manufacturing business in the NWT.

Prior to entering territorial politics, Mr. Schumann previously served as President and Vice-president of the Hay River Métis Government Council. During his time on Council, Mr. Schumann led a large-scale consultation to develop a community wellness contribution funding agreement with the GNWT.

Mr. Schumann was the director for the Hay River Chamber of Commerce, a member of the NWT Chamber of Mines Aboriginal Participation Committee and a Director for the NWT Manufacturer’s Association.

Mr. Schumann also volunteered at Diamond Jenness High School dedicating time to mentor our future leaders by participating in cultural activities and attending weekly student council meetings. In his spare time, Mr. Schumann likes to go jet boating and spend time at the family cottage with his wife.