Comparing the GNWT’s Spending in 2020/21 to 2023/24

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What’s Gone Up and What’s Gone Down

The largest problem facing the NWT is housing. In 2006, 5.7% of the budget was spent on housing. In 2024, the GNWT intends to spend 3%. Apparently, if we listen to cabinet who listens to their senior civil servants, it’s the federal government’s fault, as if a budget of $2,484,891 isn’t enough  money to do more to improve the lives of people of the NWT. That is who the money is for.

Comparison of spending of the Government of the Northwest Territories 2001-02 and 2022-23.
Comparison of spending of the Government of the Northwest Territories 2001-02 and 2022-23.

What Has Gone Up

  • Health and Social Services – 23.2% in 2001 to 27.7% in 2024. +4.5%
  • Municipal and Community Affairs 7.7% in 2001 to 8.4% in 2024. +0.7%
  • Finance 1.3% in 2001 to 15.3% in 2024. +14% 

What has gone down

  • Education, Culture and Employment 22.9% in 2001 to 17.3% in 2024. -6.2%
  • Infrastructure (Previously Public Works & Transportation departments) 14.3% in ’01 to 14% in ’24
  • -0.3%
  • Legislative Assembly 1.5% in 2001 to 1.3% in 2024. -0.2%
  • Industry, Tourism and Investment & Environment and Climate Change (Previously Resources, Wildlife and Economic Development) 9.9% in 2001 to 8.4% in 2024. -1.5%
  • Justice 8.1% in 2001 to 6.6%. -1.5%

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