Justice public engagements

Current public engagements

The Department of Justice has undertaken a review of the Mechanics Lien Act of the Northwest Territories with the intention to replace it with a more modern Act that better meets the requirements of contractors, employees and those for whom they do work. 

The Mechanics Lien Act provides a remedy to contractors and sub-contractors by allowing them to place a lien on property to protect themselves from non-payment for work or materials they have provided to a property owner.  As part of the review of the Act, we are seeking the input of people and organizations that may use, or are familiar with, the current legislation.

To assist with input, a consultation paper that identifies the main changes that are being proposed for the legislation, and asks a number of questions in regard to those proposed changes has been created. We would appreciate your answers to those questions, and any other comments that you may have in regard to the Mechanics Lien Act.

To obtain a copy of the questionaire package, please email emily_ingarfield@gov.nt.ca. The deadline to submit comments has been extended to September 30, 2020.

Past public engagements

The Department of Justice completed a comprehensive review of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act to address issues identified by the Government of the Northwest Territories, the Information and Privacy Commissioner and other stakeholders.

Earlier this year we asked stakeholders, including members of the public, to provide their views and feedback on these issues, as well as any additional issues they would like to identify or any comments they would like to make.

Responses have been incorporated into the document "What We Heard - Results of the Public and Stakeholder Engagement on the Comprehensive Review of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act"

If you have any questions about the review or the "What We Heard" report, please contact the GNWT Access and Privacy Office:

GNWT Access and Privacy Office
4903 49th St
PO Box 1320
X1A 2L9

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