Legislative Assembly photo

Roles

Elsewhere

Last in the Legislative Assembly September 2007, as MLA for Frame Lake

Won his last election, in 2003, with 63% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Question O47-12(1): NWT Participation At Expo '92 December 11th, 1991

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My question is for the Minister of Economic Development and Tourism and is related to a question asked earlier by the Member for Nahendeh. I welcome the fact that we are going to get an update tomorrow on expenditures in connection with Expo '92, but I wonder if the Minister could also advise, given our apparent financial problems, whether the government is reconsidering our participation at Expo '92.

Question O37-12(1): Ordinary Mlas On Beatty Report Implementation Strategy Group December 11th, 1991

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. To the Government Leader. I appreciate that we have been given a commitment to get the timetable for an implementation strategy in the near future. I think there is some concern on this side of the House, Mr. Speaker, that because of the impending break over the Christmas holidays and the apparent desire of the government to move fairly quickly with some of the recommendations from the Beatty report, I wonder if the Government Leader will agree today, that to facilitate the concerns of ordinary Members being addressed during the period the House is not in session, to commit to having three or four ordinary Members being made members of the overall implementation strategy group.

Ministers' Statement 2-12(1): And Tabled Document 3-12(1) December 10th, 1991

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I, too, like most of the Members here, generally support the report, "Strength at Two Levels." I admit there are some areas that, I think, once we get into a more detailed review of it, we will need to examine closely; and we have to deal with the concerns of the other people around the table. I think it is important to remember, too, as the Government Leader said, that 10 years ago we were in much the same position and we have not been able to achieve a devolution of government. I think that many people in the North want to see that. I think it is important that we do not get ourselves into a situation where 10 years from now we are sitting around saying that nothing has happened. It is important that we move on the report quickly, and I hope the government has the will to ensure that the concerns of the MLAs are dealt with in a timely fashion.

Clear And Concise Timetable For Implementation Important

We have to be able to sit down and make sure that we can achieve a resolution of the concerns that are felt around the table for the various areas, so that a clear and concise implementation timetable can be proposed and agreed to and supported by a clear majority of us; otherwise we will not be able to proceed. I think it is not only important for the future of the Territories and being able to deal with such things as our fiscal problems right now, but it is also important because this report has some implications for people at certain levels of employment in the government. I think that a lot of those people right now are fairly nervous as to what their future may be, and I think we owe it to them to deal with this situation and come up with a clear program for implementation. I hope that the Government Leader has a timetable in mind that will see this Legislature coming to an agreement on a timetable, and especially in terms of dealing with some of the people that may be losing their jobs. Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

Question O21-12(1): Implementation And Impact Of Combining Petroleum Oil Lubricants With Power Corporation December 10th, 1991

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Government Leader. Given the indication that we have had some discussion previously of combining POL with the NWT Power Corporation, could the Government Leader clarify how far along the implementation plans are right now and, specifically, what the impact is? Does this mean that POL positions are looking at being moved to Hay River, or has that been considered yet?

Motion 6-12(1): Election Of Deputy Chairpersons Of Committee Of The Whole, Carried November 14th, 1991

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker:

WHEREAS in accordance with section 41(1) of the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act two deputy chairpersons shall be elected;

NOW THEREFORE, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Keewatin Central, Mr. Todd, that Mr. Arvaluk, Member for Aivilik, and Mr.

Nerysoo, Member for Mackenzie Delta, be appointed deputy chairpersons of committee of the whole for this Assembly.

Motion 5-12(1): Appointment Of Striking Committee, Carried November 14th, 1991

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I would seek unanimous consent to deal with my motion today on the matter of the election of deputy chairpersons of committee of the whole.

Notice Of Motion 6-12(1): Election Of Deputy Chairpersons Of Committee Of The Whole November 14th, 1991

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I give notice that on November 18, 1991, I will move the following motion: Now therefore, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Keewatin Central, that Mr. Arvaluk, Member for Aivilik, and Mr. Nerysoo, Member for Mackenzie Delta, be appointed deputy chairpersons of committee of the whole for this Assembly.

Mr. Speaker, I will be requesting, at the appropriate time, unanimous consent to deal with my motion today. Thank you.