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The NWT's Clan McLeod: There Can Be More Than One
Gerry Burla

With more than 25 years of Parliamentary service combined, the Northwest Territories’ McLeod brothers have dedicated a significant part of their lives to the people of the territory. The brothers were born and raised in the small, rural community of Fort Providence, and both self-identify as being of Métis heritage. Growing up in Fort Providence gave the McLeods a sense of community that stayed with them as they matured.

Both brothers have had the privilege of serving on the NWT Executive Council in various portfolios, and their territorial legislative service overlapped during the 16th Legislative Assembly (2007-2011) when both served on the Managing This Land Committee. Robert R. (Bob) McLeod has represented the people of Yellowknife South since 2007, and is the current Premier having been elected through the Territorial Leadership Committee process twice during the 17th and 18th Assemblies. Younger brother, Michael McLeod, was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of the NWT in 1999 representing the Constituency of Deh Cho until 2011. He was then elected as a federal Member of Parliament representing the Northwest Territories in 2015.

Bob and Michael McLeod have been active Parliamentarians during their careers and dedicated community members their whole lives. Whether they are sitting in the Legislative Assembly, or on local Boards in the community, Bob and Michael McLeod continue to serve the people of the Northwest Territories.

Gerry Burla

Legislative Librarian, Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories

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Vol 42 no 2

Last Updated: 2020-03-03