Straight Talk with Gary Bohnet

Straight Talk with Gary Bohnet

Straight Talk with Gary Bohnet examines the challenges facing Northwest Territories residents, the realities of northern life, and paths not taken.

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November 23, 2021 44 min
Premier Caroline Cochrane and former premiers Joe Handley and Bob McLeod review the current NWT government at its halfway mark, two years after Cochrane and colleagues were elected.
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Gary Bohnet and guests analyze the NWT government's plan to recover economically from the Covid-19 pandemic. On the show: the NWT Chamber of Commerce, NWT & Nunavut Construction Association, and journalist James O'Connor.
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May 8, 2021 30 min
Gary examines the complexities of the northern housing crisis with the help of former NWT Housing Corporation president Tom Beaulieu alongside former housing and finance minister Robert C McLeod.
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March 23, 2021 43 min
Gary examines the GNWT's 2021 budget with help from finance minister Caroline Wawzonek, former Inuvik mayor Peter Clarkson, and ex-industry minister Wally Schumann.
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February 17, 2021 44 min
In this episode, Gary explores the changes needed to make northern internet access cheaper and more reliable for residents.

Guests include the Internet Society's Mark Buell, New North Networks' Tom Zubko and KatloTech's Lyle Fabian.
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January 13, 2021 39 min
In this episode, Gary examines how the three northern premiers responded to the challenges of 2020 and what they anticipate from 2021.

The three premiers are all on the show: Gary is joined by NWT Premier Caroline Cochrane, Yukon Premier Sandy Silver, and Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq.
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December 9, 2020 32 min
In this episode, Gary explores the route to the NWT’s economic recovery from the pandemic.

Contributors include Grand Chief of the Gwich’in Tribal Council Ken Smith, NWT Chamber of Commerce president Jenni Bruce, Businessman and former self-government negotiator Danny Gaudet, NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines president Ken Armstrong, and NWT finance and industry minister Caroline Wawzonek.
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