Chapters: History of Northwest Territories Capital Cities. Source:
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charge. Excerpt: The history of Northwest Territories capital
cities begins with the purchase of the Territories by Canada from
the Hudson's Bay Company in 1869 and includes a varied and often
difficult evolution. Northwest Territories is unique amongst the
Canadian province or territory in that it has had seven capital
cities in its history. The territory has changed the seat of
government for numerous reasons, including civil conflict,
development of infrastructure, and revised territorial boundaries.
The result of these changes has been a long and complex road to
responsible government. Effectively providing services and
representation for the population has been a particular challenge
for the Territories' government, a task often complicated by the
region's vast geographic area. A small number of communities in
Northwest Territories have unsuccessfully tried to become the
capital over the years. The territory has had the seat of
government outside of its territorial boundaries twice in its
history. The only other political division in Canada without a seat
of government inside the territorial boundaries was the defunct
District of Keewatin that existed from 1876 until 1905. The term
"capital" refers to cities that have served as home for the
Legislative Assembly of Northwest Territories, the legislative
branch of Northwest Territories government. In Canada, it is
customary for provincial and territorial level government to have
the civil service administer from the same city as the legislative
branch and executive branch. The Northwest Territories, however,
had an administrative capital and a legislative capital officially
exist between 1911 and 1967. This is the onl...More: http:
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