The Liquor Licensing Board regulates the conduct of licence holders, the management and equipment of licensed premises, and the conditions under which liquor may be sold or consumed.
Government of the Northwest Territories
Department of Finance
Liquor Act (NWT)
The Board is composed of not more than nine members.
The current board structure is set up on a regional basis.
There are no alternate members.
The legislation does not provide for the appointment of alternate members to the Board.
The Chairperson is designated by the Minister from amongst the Board members.
The Vice-Chairperson is designated by the Minister from amongst the Board members.
Quorum is three members.
A member holds office during pleasure for a term of three years.
Time and Travel Requirements
The Board holds administrative meetings and compliance hearings throughout the year.
Board meetings are closed to the public, with the exception of public presentations.
Travel is required to attend hearings across the Northwest Territories.
Members shall receive remuneration according to Executive Council classification and Financial Management Board Secretariat directives.
Category – Regulatory
Chairperson - up to $400 per day
Member - up $325 day
Chair and members – 50% per half-day (i.e., 3.5 hours or less), for work on board business for each day of meetings
The Minister may appoint a member of the public service to be the Executive Secretary to the Board.
|Position||Appointee||Term Start||Term Expiry||Number of Terms||Appointed By||Nominating Authority|
|1. Chair||Sandra Aitken||2017-12-15||2020-12-14||1st term||Minister of Finance|
|2. Vice-Chair||Adelle Guigon||2018-07-09||2021-07-08||2nd term||Minister of Finance|
|3. Member||(Vacant - 3 year term)||Minister of Finance|
|4. Member||Heather Bourassa||2018-09-14||2021-09-13||2nd term||Minister of Finance|
|5. Member||Wayne Smith||2018-09-28||2021-09-27||6th term||Minister of Finance|
|6. Member||Linda Martin||2018-10-02||2021-10-01||2nd term||Minister of Finance|