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MLA for Yellowknife North

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


Yesterday

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Yellowknife Airport Security Line Wait Times Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, it has been two and a half years since the implementation of the new Airport Improvement Tax. MLAs were told ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 576-18(3): Yellowknife Airport Security Improvements Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, in my Member's statement today I spoke about the continuing line-ups and long waits at the Yellowknife Airport. Mr. Speaker, ...

Two days ago

Posted on Facebook Youth Parliament 2019 Applications are open! Youth Parliament is an opportunity for grade 9 & 10 students in the NWT to assume the role of an MLA at ... (Youth Parliament | Legislative Assembly of The Northwest Territories link) View post

Posted on Twitter Applications for Youth Parliament are now being accepted. They can be found on the Legislative Assembly website:… https://t.co/WnFlckjOI3

Three days ago

Posted on Facebook Be a Clean Energy Champion for your remote community. (Challenge | Impact Canada link) View post

Posted on Facebook NWT Arts Council - Call for Applications Funding is available for artists or Territorial organizations who are producing specific artistic works, projects or events in the NWT. Closing ... (Apply | NWT Arts Council link) View post

This week

Posted on Facebook MY REPLY TO THE 2019-20 BUDGET ADDRESS February 14, 2019 Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak in reply to the Minister of Finance's budget address from last ... View post

Posted on Facebook MEMBERS STATEMENT: Indigenous Futures February 12, 2019 Mr. Speaker, as I often do, today I would like to speak about our relationship as a government with the Indigenous ... View post

Posted on Facebook MEMBERS STATEMENT: NWT-SPCA Stabilization Funding Mr. Speaker, I am concerned about the welfare of animals in our communities. Specifically, I want to talk about the NWT SPCA, an ... View post

Posted on Facebook MEMBERS STATEMENT: China/NWT Relations February 14, 2019 Mr. Speaker, as we work to expand and diversify the Northwest Territories' economy, we often point to tourism as the promising ... View post

A week ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to take this opportunity to recognize Yellowknife North resident Nancy Zimmerman. I would also like to take this opportunity ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Mr. Vanthuyne's Reply Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak in reply to the Minister of Finance's budget address from last week. This is important ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 565-18(3): China-Northwest Territories Relations As the Premier has indicated, we continue to build upon the relationships with China. It was looking as though we were going to travel there once ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Chinese - Northwest Territories Relations Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, as we work to expand and diversify the Northwest Territories' economy, we often point to tourism as the promising new ...

Posted on Facebook MEMBERS STATEMENT: Natural Resource Development February 6th, 2019 Mr. Speaker, the Members of the 18th Assembly made a commitment in our mandate to expand and diversify the economy ... View post

Posted on Facebook MEMBERS STATEMENT: Small Community Micro-Grids February 7, 2019 Mr. Speaker, for a lifetime in the North we have practiced just one way to power our thermal communities: fill ... View post

Posted on Facebook MEMBERS STATEMENT: Land Rights Agreements February 8th, 2019 Mr. Speaker, one of the most important and far-reaching mandate commitments the 18th Assembly agreed on when we started out ... View post

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 556-18(3): Northwest Territories SPCA Services Thank you, Mr. Speaker. You can clearly see now the reason why I'm trying to bring this to the floor and draw a little bit more ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Northwest Territories SPCA Stabilization Funding Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I am concerned about the welfare of animals in our communities. Specifically, I want to talk about the NWT SPCA, ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Indigenous Futures Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, as I often do, today I would like to speak about our relationship as a government with the Indigenous people ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 551-18(3): Land Rights Agreements All right. There is some positive information there for the public. That is much appreciated from the Premier. As we know, the NWT is seen as ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I, too, want to take an opportunity to speak to the bill. I just want to start by thanking the ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to recognize a former MLA, former Minister, good friend, and constituent of Yellowknife North, Mr. Dave Ramsay. Thank you, ...

Posted on Twitter STRIKE CALLED OFF...binding recommendations by Mediator to come within 30 days! #respecttheprocess #nwtpoli… https://t.co/cyWOgvURzN

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Minister of Financed announced new money for child and family services, housing, 911, labour development, arts and… https://t.co/JVDxrhl7a3

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter When we get physically sick or injured we don't question it, we always seek help from a Doctor. We need to start re… https://t.co/rXt6k5StFd

A month ago

Posted on Twitter Federal Minister of Northern Affairs, Dominic LaBlanc, makes a positive funding announcement regarding the Taltson… https://t.co/PfOmKXdqqY

Posted on Twitter GNWT seeks input from residents on sugar-sweetened drinks tax. Yellowknife Public Session will be held: Jan 29, 7:3… https://t.co/REs5RZ9BnL

Posted on Twitter IMPORTANT NOTICE: The GNWT has prepared a Q&A regarding pay increases associated with collective bargaining with th… https://t.co/0ghpLSok62

Posted on Twitter Thanks a million to the quad owners in the Niven Lake area that quickly plow our sidewalks and lake trails after a… https://t.co/BYwFonVhjz

Posted on Twitter Lets talk about climate change, health, education, infrastructure, energy, self determination, arts, economy...lets… https://t.co/x6EwVpEXJG

Posted on Twitter Very good town hall tonight at JH Sissons regarding the new school. Still early days but the discussions and planni… https://t.co/rl8QRoabpv

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

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