On Friday, May 20 Doug Ritchie on behalf of Ecology North made a presentation to the Legislative Assembly's Standing Committee on Government Operations. Bill 10, if passed, will establish the NWT Heritage Fund Act. A heritage fund, if properly set up, is an important step towards sustainability. Please find attached Doug's speaking notes. To obtain a copy of the bill, click on http://www.assembly.gov.nt.ca/_live/pages/wpPages/housebills16-6.aspx. To obtain a copy of the discussion paper, http://www.fin.gov.nt.ca/heritage-fund/index.htm. If you have concerns about the bill, please contact your MLA and the Minister of Finance.