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MLA for Yellowknife North

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


A week ago

Posted on Facebook PUBLIC NOTICE: Call for Applications for the 2019–20 Youth Ambassador Program YELLOWKNIFE (June 10, 2019) The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs is now accepting applications for the ... (Municipal and Community Affairs link) View post

Posted on Facebook MEDIA RELEASE: GNWT honours NWT Public Servants at Annual Premier's Awards YELLOWKNIFE (June 10, 2019) The annual Premier’s Awards for Excellence were held in the Caribou Room of ... (Premier's Award for Excellence | Finance link) View post

Posted on Facebook ANNOUNCEMENT: I’m Running for MLA in Yellowknife North on October 1st! June 10, 2019 Dear Constituents of Yellowknife North, I’ll start by saying this…Yellowknife has never failed me ... View post

Posted on Twitter Constituents of Yellowknife North, being your MLA for the past 4 years has been an honour and a privilege. I am exc… https://t.co/a85Y4blchz

Posted on Facebook Festival on Franklin is coming soon...June 20th!! Here are good sports, Minister Glen Abernethy and Councillor Julian Morse, taking part in the Cabin Radio Dunk Tank last year. ... (Cabin Radio NWT Video link) View post

Posted on Facebook MEMBERS STATEMENT: National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls June 6th, 2019 Mr. Speaker, earlier this week, the report of the National Inquiry into Missing ... View post

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Earlier this week, the report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls was released. It arrives at ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 782-18(3): Ability to Enforce Fire Bans Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My questions today are for the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources. Mr. Speaker, I understand from the questions that I posed ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 152-18(3): Bill 38: Protected Areas Act - Motion No. 2 to Amend s. 98, Defeated Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Again, I certainly appreciate the mover's intentions, and one might think that by me supporting the previous amendment that the presenter put ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 146-18(3): Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment Report on the Review of Bill 38: Protected Areas Act - Coordination of Reports, Carried Thank you, Mr. Chair. I move that this Assembly recommends that any required reports should be coordinated with reports required under other legislation, notably the Mackenzie ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 144-18(3): Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment Report on the Review of Bill 38: Protected Areas Act - Technical Working Groups for Development of Legislation, Carried Mr. Chair, I move that this Assembly recommends that, when employing a technical working group for the development of future legislation, the Government of the Northwest ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 149-18(3): Bill 38: Protected Areas Act - Motion to Amend s. 10(2), Defeated Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I don't have much more to add other than, first of all, I do want to say that I appreciate the efforts ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 145-18(3): Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment Report on the Review of Bill 38: Protected Areas Act - Collaboration with Management Boards on Protected Areas Reporting, Carried Thank you, Mr. Chair. I move that this Assembly recommends that any prior reports on protected areas should be developed in collaboration with the management boards ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 150-18(3): Bill 38: Protected Areas Act - Motion to Amend s. 10(6), Defeated Thank you, Mr. Chair. I, too, appreciate the intention of what the mover is presenting here, but I clearly think that the department and the Minister ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters Thank you, Mr. Chair. I am not sure that there is going to be a lot to add, from myself, at least, today with regard to ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 148-18(3): Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment Report on the Review of Bill 38: Protected Areas Act - Process for Development of Regulations, Carried Thank you, Mr. Chair. Finally, I move that this Assembly recommends that the Minister develop a process for engaging Indigenous governments in the development of regulations ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 147-18(3): Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment Report on the Review of Bill 38: Protected Areas Act - Convening Regular Meetings with Stakeholders, Carried Thank you, Mr. Chair. I move that this Assembly recommends that the Minister convene regular meetings with Indigenous governments or their designated representatives, protected areas management ...

Posted on Facebook MEMBERS STATEMENT: Fire Ban Beyond Territorial Parks Members' Statements June 4th, 2019 Mr. Speaker, the weather of the past few days might not make you think so, but ... View post

Posted on Facebook MEMBERS STATEMENT: Sustainable Employment in Remote Communities May 30th, 2019 Mr. Speaker, the 18th Assembly has done good work and has had success in promoting economic diversification, but ... View post

Posted on Facebook MEMBERS STATEMENT: Polytechnic Potential May 29th, 2019 Mr. Speaker. One of the most exciting opportunities currently before us is the development of advanced post-secondary education through a polytechnic ... View post

Posted on Facebook MEMBER STATEMENT: Producers Incentive Program May 28th, 2019 Mr. Speaker, today I'd like to talk about the film and TV production industry in the NWT. It is one ... View post

Posted on Facebook MEMBERS STATEMENT: Giant Mine Remediation May 27th, 2019 Mr. Speaker, the Giant Mine remediation project is crucial for the people of Yellowknife. Constituents have concerns with the process ... View post

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Aging In Place Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I seek unanimous consent to move to item 13 on the orders of the day, reports of committees on the review of ...

Posted on Twitter Very sorry to hear this news. This home is located in YK North near Pilot's Monument. Glad to hear no one was hurt.… https://t.co/cbdw9BcqKl

Posted on Twitter We deserve it!! #HockeyDayInCanada https://t.co/OC9ODLjrK4

Posted on Twitter Was pleased to join a number of people last night to discuss the #GreenNewDeal. The discussions were very insightfu… https://t.co/6oblZKJHqw

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter So encouraged and motivated by the youth that took part in today's #Climatestrike in front of the Legislative Assem… https://t.co/CZuLKWgyLI

Posted on Twitter IMPORTANT NOTICE: Joint Release regarding Bill 38 Protected Areas Act and Bill 44 Forest Act. https://t.co/0LNhHud8dp

A month ago

Posted on Twitter Please see important link regarding the transition of services from the old Stanton to the new Stanton Hospital. Ce… https://t.co/b52yxvPW30

Posted on Twitter ...nough said! https://t.co/j8jiZoNZKU

Posted on Twitter Youth Parliament week at the Ledge is always a blast! Youth MLA for Yellowknife North was Rayyan Awan. He did a gre… https://t.co/y71IIIIlVK

Posted on Twitter Took a tour of Sahtu Gardens today in Norman Wells. Great to see a local grower working hard to provide for the com… https://t.co/z2oXOuGgvM

Three months ago

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