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MLA for Yellowknife North

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


Today

Posted on Facebook MORE ON...Climate Change...Cost of Living...Innovation & Technology. I am very happy to post this video...a "made in the north" solution...for many of our societal challenges! There is no ... (Public Presentation from SSi Energy Video link) View post

Posted on Twitter Thank you Jeff Philip of SSi Energy for this incredible presentation to the Standing Committee on Economic Developm… https://t.co/QEjuy2JpSj

Two days ago

Posted on Facebook (Government of the Northwest Territories - Industry, Tourism and Investment link) View post

Three days ago

Posted on Facebook As I have every year since becoming elected to public office in 2009, last night I attended the December 6th vigil as part of the National Day of ... ( Photo link) View post

This week

Posted on Facebook MEDIA RELEASE: Special Committee to Increase the Representation of Women in the Legislative Assembly (YELLOWKNIFE) Tuesday, December 4, 2018 The Special Committee to Increase the Representation of Women ... (Home | Legislative Assembly of The Northwest Territories link) View post

Posted on Facebook Great festive events happening at the Ledge over the past couple days. Yesterday Yellowknife MLAs hosted our annual Seniors Christmas Tea, which I had a blast being the ... (Photos from Cory Vanthuyne - MLA Yellowknife North's post Photo link) View post

Posted on Facebook PUBLIC NOTIFICATION: 2019-20 Anti-Poverty Fund Call for Applications The Department of Health and Social Services is now accepting applications to the 2019-20 GNWT Anti-Poverty Fund. Last year the ... (Anti-Poverty Fund Online Application | Anti-Poverty link) View post

Posted on Facebook JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: Alberta and Northwest Territories Release Joint Report on Bilateral Water Management Agreement YELLOWKNIFE (December 4, 2018) The Government of the Northwest Territories and the Government ... View post

Posted on Facebook PUBLIC NOTICE: Third Intergovernmental Meeting between Kátł’odeeche First Nation and the Government of the Northwest Territories Yellowknife (December 04, 2018) Premier Bob McLeod met Chief April Martel and ... View post

A week ago

Posted on Facebook PUBLIC NOTICE: Intergovernmental Meeting between the Gwich’in Tribal Council and the Government of the Northwest Territories Yellowknife (December 3, 2018) Premier Bob McLeod and Members of the Executive ... View post

Posted on Facebook IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTICE: NWT Alert Ready Testing - November 28, 2018 YELLOWKNIFE (November 26, 2018) On November 28, 2018 at 1:55pm, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) ... (Alert Ready Emergency Alert System - Pelmorex Corp. - Alert Ready Emergency Alert System link) View post

A month ago

Posted on Twitter So grateful to all that have and continue to serve this great nation. Lest we forget.

Posted on Twitter I miss the days of being a member of NWT Tourism but it was a pleasure to be at the annual awards gala last night.… https://t.co/JwmzPm1Lo7

Posted on Twitter @lastcatl Agree with thought one and I have the same question on your question but am working on finding out more.

Posted on Twitter Joe Sparling, owner of Air North, suggests Yellowknife Airport fees are a direct cause of less YK to Ottawa travel.… https://t.co/y41CUb505D

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Earlier today in the House, we acknowledged the 30-year anniversary of Air Tindi. Today, we have with us in the House and ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Motion 27-18(3): Appointment to the Human Rights Adjudication Panel, Carried Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, WHEREAS Section 48(1) of the Human Rights Act provides for the establishment of an adjudication panel composed of at least ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Motion 26-18(3): Appointment to the Special Committee on Transition Matters, Carried Thank you, Mr. Speaker Mr. Speaker, WHEREAS the Consensus Government Process Convention on Priority Setting and Reporting calls for the establishment of a Special Committee on ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Air Tindi 30th Anniversary Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, today I would like to speak about a good-news success story stemming from the riding of Yellowknife North. It's the ...

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 ...

Posted on Twitter Congratulations @AirTindi on your 30th anniversary in business! Thank you for providing a vital service and connect… https://t.co/bAbzNINlO0

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 ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, today, I would like to recognize some constituents from the riding of Yellowknife North: the man of many hats, of ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Motion 24-18(3): Revocation of Appointment of the Honourable Member for Great Slave to the Executive Council, Defeated Mr. Speaker, clearly, this is not a happy day nor a happy debate for anyone here. When you become an MLA, you never envision calling any ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 87-18(3): Bill 20: Ombud Act - Deleting subclause 17(3) and substituting the following, Carried Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I appreciate the previous speakers on this particular motion. Similar to my colleague from Frame Lake, I share similar concerns. It, to ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Union of Northern Workers and Government of the Northwest Territories Negotiations Mr. Speaker, as we are seeing, the threat of a work stoppage looms large every day. Four thousand workers across the territory have been without a ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Motion 23-18(3): Revocation of the Appointment of the Honourable Member for Hay River South, Defeated Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, clearly, it's not pleasant to be here speaking on this revocation motion today. It's clear that my colleagues have serious ...

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 ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I, too, would like to take this opportunity to recognize Arlene Hache, a resident of the riding of Yellowknife North, and I ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Motion 26-18(3): Appointment to the Special Committee on Transition Matters Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I give notice that on Thursday, November 1, 2018, I will move the following the motion: Now therefore I move, ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Motion 27-18(3): Appointment to the Human Rights Adjudication Panel Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I give notice that on Thursday, November 1, 2018, I will move the following motion: Now therefore I move, seconded ...

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 ...

Two months ago

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 ...

Posted on Twitter Sniff sniff...is that a skunk? #legalweed #badjoke #smokeresponsibly

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

Posted on Twitter Thank you Adrian Bell for your years of dedication and service to Yellowknife. Congratulations Rebecca Alty for win… https://t.co/O1ZwKz0r8h

Posted on Twitter Don’t forget to VOTE on your way home this evening! Polls open until 8pm. #yourvoiceyourchoice #GetOutAndVote #WhenWeAllVote

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 ...

Posted on Twitter There is absolutely no reason on October 8th to be on any lake ice. You are putting your life and the lives of thos… https://t.co/M0iyiqtvhC

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 ...

Three months ago

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 ...

More than three months ago

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

Voted Yes on Vote #4 on Bill 2, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 3, 2017-2018