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MLA for Yellowknife North

Won his last election, in 2015, with 36% of the vote.


Today

Posted on Facebook The Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment hosted our public consultations last night in the new Hay River Community Centre. Beautiful facility! (Kevin O'Reilly MLA for Frame Lake Photo link) View post

Yesterday

Posted on Facebook Always a pleasure to get back to Hay River. We had a good public consultation tonight on the ENR Bills and looking forward to hear from Katlodeeche First ... (Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories Photo link) View post

Two days ago

Posted on Facebook The Standing Committee on Economic Development & Environment made our way to Fort Smith today to begin our week long public consultation tour of the Protected Areas Act, ... (Kieron Testart Photo link) View post

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Three days ago

Posted on Facebook Looking forward to getting on the road to start our committee review and public consultations on Bill 38: Protected Areas Act, Bill 39: Environmental Rights Act, and Bill ... (Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories link) View post

Posted on Twitter Today, April 22 is Earth Day! This years theme is Protect Our Species. I'm happy to be a contributor to Ecology Nor… https://t.co/hGyVZWjHhO

A week ago

Posted on Facebook Weledeh school always puts on a fun filled community feast. The bannock and stew was so good, followed by drymeat and desserts! And of course the talent that ... (Photos from Cory Vanthuyne - MLA Yellowknife North's post Photo link) View post

Posted on Facebook There you have it, Canada no longer has a women in the position of Premier. In this day and age that is truly sad! What does that say ... View post

Posted on Twitter Canada...no women as Premier. That is truly sad! And other than Premiers McLeod and Savikataaq there's no minority… https://t.co/VZ65cB97AU

Posted on Facebook MEDIA RELEASE: Changes to NWT Liquor Distribution YELLOWKNIFE (April 12, 2019) The Northwest Territories Liquor and Cannabis Commission (NTLCC) recently changed its approach to liquor distribution within Yellowknife ... View post

Posted on Twitter Its heartbreaking to hear this news. I had the great privilege of visiting the Notre Dame cathedral during my trave… https://t.co/jxmFvedLyE

Two weeks ago

Posted on Facebook Took my fourth and final tour of the new Stanton Territorial Hospital this morning with some of my MLA colleagues before it opens officially. It is 99.9% complete! ... (Photos from Cory Vanthuyne - MLA Yellowknife North's post Photo link) View post

Posted on Facebook MEDIA RELEASE: GNWT and Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated sign Memorandum of Understanding for Advancement of the Mackenzie Valley Highway Norman Wells (April 10, 2019) A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) ... (Mackenzie Valley Highway Project | Infrastructure link) View post

Posted on Twitter @JKnwt @kkoeyk @JKnwt I dont know, that Sydney Galusha she's pretty damn good!

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Me and my awesome golf team won this last year...bad news for you, we will be there again this year to defend!! Tha… https://t.co/QGkRM0Ib20

Posted on Twitter The Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment will be reaching out to the public for your input on… https://t.co/0nKzfL9jxz

Posted on Twitter If you want to know whats going on this weekend with #LongJohnJamboree, details are covered very well in today's Ye… https://t.co/ZfyLPB2dZK

A month ago

Posted on Twitter The Foster Family Coalition of the NWT and the GNWT, has launched the “We Need You” campaign to recruit new foster… https://t.co/SFgI51OLbo

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I, too, want to take this opportunity to recognize a man of many hats and titles, Yellowknife North constituent, Mr. Tony Whitford. ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 126-18(3): Tabled Document 237-18(3): Independent Commission to Review Members' Benefits and Compensation 2018 Report on Members' Compensation and Benefits - Accountability for Non-Taxable Allowances, Defeated Thank you, Mr. Chair, and I find myself in support, and in support of the previous speaker's comments. I feel that we already do have a ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 125-18(3): Tabled Document 237-18(3): Independent Commission to Review Members' Benefits and Compensation 2018 Report on Members' Compensation and Benefits - Health and Dental Benefits for Constituency Assistants, Carried Thank you, Mr. Chair. Yes, I, too, will be in support. I think that a version of this motion comes forward almost every time the independent ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Licensed Day Care Facilities Thank you, Mr. Speaker. One of the basic needs of families and communities is to be able to take care of their children. Currently, a number ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 119-18(3): Tabled Document 237-18(3): Independent Commission to Review Members' Benefits and Compensation 2018 Report on Members' Compensation and Benefits - Retirement Course Costs, Carried Thank you, Mr. Chair. While I appreciate the comments and the points noted by the previous speaker, I, too, recognize that this particular motion actually should ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 698-18(3): Day Care Infrastructure Investments Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I appreciate the Minister's comments there. What I am talking about a little bit more specifically is about a commitment to funding ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I want to take this opportunity to recognize a good friend and former colleague from the NWT Housing Corporation, Mr. Curtis Coleman. ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Yellowknife Co-op Hydroponic Vegetable Garden Project Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Food security is becoming the watchword of the 21st century around the world. Reliable food supply and the cost of shipping foods ...

Posted on Twitter Robert C. McLeod, Minister of Finance and ENR and 15 year MLA for Invik Twin Lakes, announced publicly today that h… https://t.co/he8FxIJWp2

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Bill 44: Forest Act Thank you, Mr. Speaker. There have been a lot of words spoken today. We have heard that, of course, some Indigenous governments do not feel that ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Regulated Minimums for Mineral Exploration Water Licenses Thank you, Mr. Speaker. At devolution, the GNWT finally acquired control of our waters. The idea was that the NWT could control our own resources and ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Bill 46: Public Land Act Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River North, that Bill 46, Public Land Act, be read for the second ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 683-18(3): Northwest Territories Water Licenses Thank you to the Premier for that explanation. I am not sure where this might lead with regard to my next question, but I am going ...

Two months ago

Posted on Twitter My comments on Bill 42: An Act to Amend the Petroleum Products Tax Act (Carbon Tax) March 8th, 2019 https://t.co/MamEkTIHR8

Voted No on Vote #182 on Bill 42, An Act to Amend the Petroleum Products Tax Act

More than three months ago

Mentioned by CKLB News (press release) Two NWT cabinet ministers survive non-confidence votes Two NWT cabinet ministers survive non-confidence votes. TOPICS:Ministers ... Wally Schumann keeps his portfolios as Infrastructure Minister and Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment after a 12-6 vote against stripping him of cabinet status ...

Mentioned by Cabin Radio Ministers Schumann and Abernethy survive removal votes He urged the NWT's politicians to work together and asked Premier Bob McLeod to improve the transparency of cabinet. Kam Lake MLA Kieron Testart, seconded by Dehcho MLA Michael Nadli, proposed the motion calling for the removal of Schumann from ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca NWT Infrastructure Minister survives non-confidence vote, MLAs debate Health Minister's fate The motion to remove Schumann from cabinet was brought forth by Kam Lake MLA Testart, who gave a scathing statement criticizing his handling of an MTS barge cancellation earlier this month that left the N.W.T. community of Paulatuk and the Nunavut ...

Mentioned by Cabin Radio Schumann survives removal attempt, Abernethy vote to come Infrastructure Minister Wally Schumann survived a bid to remove him from cabinet by 12 votes to six in the legislature on Wednesday. Schumann was supported by Nunakput MLA Herb Nakimayak – whose constituents are at the heart of the barge resupply ...

Mentioned by Cabin Radio Schumann, Abernethy face motions to remove them from power On Monday, regular MLAs gave notice of motions to remove the duo from the Executive Council, otherwise known as the cabinet – which comprises the Premier of the NWT and six ministers. Kam Lake MLA Kieron Testart, seconded by Dehcho MLA Michael ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Behind closed doors: slow progress toward more accountability in NWT gov't Though it has made some progress toward its commitment to become more accountable and transparent, the Northwest Territories government is still finding it difficult to let go of the comfortable secrecy that's been one of the hallmarks of consensus ...

Mentioned by CKLB News (press release) Busy first day of cannabis sales at Yk Liquor Shop Day one of legal cannabis sales in the NWT and across Canada is now in the books. As Yellowknife North MLA Cory Vanthuyne jokingly said in the legislative assembly Wednesday “there's a real buzz in the air.” There was a real buzz at the Uptown Liquor ...

Voted Yes on Vote #101 on Bill 14, Miscellaneous Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018

Voted Yes on Vote #67 on Bill 14, Miscellaneous Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018

Mentioned by Yahoo News Canada (blog) NWT not following other provinces in carbon tax fight with Ottawa But the Northwest Territories doesn't want to risk the federal government imposing its own tax and is sitting this fight out, Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod said Friday in the Legislative Assembly. "The federal government is implementing this ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca NWT not following other provinces in carbon tax fight with Ottawa The Northwest Territories won't be following a number of southern provinces defying the federal government's plans for carbon pricing across Canada. Recently, premiers in Ontario, Alberta and Manitoba have joined Saskatchewan in rejecting a carbon tax ...

Mentioned by Cabin Radio Rockhill fire: Yellowknife family housing block devastated Renee Sanderson, operator of Yellowknife organization Pay It Forward NWT, said the YWCA was working on a donation drop-off area and more details would follow. On Facebook, the YWCA said: “We don't have the capacity to accept items right now. We will ...

Mentioned by Cabin Radio Your guide to the NWT's financial health for 2019-20 Territorial MLAs spent Friday questioning Finance Minister Robert C McLeod about the territory's financial health and its plans for 2019-20 and beyond, as part of the annual process of coming up with a budget. The public session ... According to ...

Mentioned by Cabin Radio Indian restaurant opens in YK – with one missing ingredient According to Rahman Tito, he contacted the offices of Yellowknife-based MLAs Julie Green and Cory Vanthuyne, the Premier's office, and the office of Northwest Territories MP Michael McLeod, to no avail. “In Yellowknife there are lots of restaurants and ...

Voted Yes on Vote #11 on Bill 4, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 1, 2018-2019

Voted Yes on Vote #10 on Bill 3, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 3, 2017-2018

Voted Yes on Vote #15 on Bill 2, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 3, 2017-2018