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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 Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to take this opportunity to recognize and welcome Rylund Johnson. Rylund is a Yellowknife North constituent and will be ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Development of a Polytechnic University Thank you, Mr. Speaker. One of the most exciting opportunities for the future in the NWT is the development of a polytechnic university. I am proud ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters Thank you, Mr. Chair. I appreciate the Minister presenting this capital budget here today. In my time here in the Assembly, this is the largest capital ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Motion that Committee Report 36-18(3) be Deemed Read and Printed in Hansard in its Entirety, Carried Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Your Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment is pleased to provide its Report on Transition Matters and commends it to the ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 845-18(3): Polytechnic University Thank you to the Minister for that lengthy reply and for providing that clarification. I mean, we all know that sometimes, when we are paraphrased in ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Motion to Receive and Adopt Committee Report 36-18(3), carried Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Sahtu, that Committee Report 36-18(3), Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment Report on ...

Two days ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 246-18(3): Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment Report on the Perceptions Held by Northern Businesses Toward the Government of the Northwest Territories' Procurement Processes - Government Response to Recommendations, carried Thank you, Mr. Chair. During the course of committee's review of the seven devolution-related bills, we found that each department approached bills in a different way. ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 254-18(3): Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment Report on the Process Used for Devolution Legislative Initiatives - Collaborative Lessons-Learned Exercise, Carried Thank you, Mr. Chair. I move that this committee recommends that, when a technical working group is used in the drafting process, the Government of the ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 257-18(3): Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment Report on the Process Used for Devolution Legislative Initiatives - Information for Standing Committee on Technical Working Group Progress, Carried Thank you, Mr. Chair. Largely what this is about is having some more committee involvement in the earlier processes so that, when the job of doing ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 247-18(3): Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment Report on the Process Used for Devolution Legislative Initiatives - Protocols for Engagement in Development of Legislation, Carried Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I won't say much more than what has already been shared in terms of what we have heard out there. What this ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 251-18(3) Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment Report on the Process Used for Devolution Legislative Initiatives - Plain Language Materials, Carried Thank you, Mr. Chair. Again, I think this is a motion that speaks for itself, but one of the experiences that we had was sometimes we ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Land Rights Agreements Thank you, Mr. Speaker. When the 18th Assembly began, we had high hopes for the completion of land rights agreements, enough so that we enshrined the ...

Posted on Facebook Congratulations to Yellowknife North constituent, Arlene Hache, on being selected to be on the National Advisory Council on Poverty. I am positive Arlene's life long experience in social ... ( Photo link) View post

Three days ago

Posted on Facebook MEDIA RELEASE: Range Plan to Support Recovery of Bathurst Caribou YELLOWKNIFE (August 20, 2019) A plan developed by a multi-stakeholder working group to address changes on the traditional ... View post

Posted on Facebook Congratulations to Lyda Fuller and Joe McBryan! Thank you for your respective contributions to our great territory. Well deserved! (Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories Video link) View post

This week

Posted on Facebook MEDIA RELEASE: GNWT Releases Quality Improvement Plan for Transforming the Child and Family Services System YELLOWKNIFE (August 19, 2019) Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy, released ... (Quality Improvement Plan (Child and Family Services) | Health and Social Services link) View post

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Posted on Twitter Here are Yellowknife North Assembly Pages for this sitting, Zefer Jordison, Lea Schwarz, Jaylen Base-Smith and Quin… https://t.co/ozra82Wp8a

Posted on Facebook Technology has finally found its way into modernizing elections. If you want to vote online from home, here's how. (Here's how to register to vote online in the N.W.T. election | CBC News link) View post

Posted on Facebook MEMBERS STATEMENT: Lands within Municipal Boundaries August 16th, 2019 Mr. Speaker I want to talk about municipal lands. Specifically, I'd like to talk about uncontested land within the ... View post

Posted on Facebook MEMBERS STATEMENT: Film Producers Incentive Program August 15th, 2019 Mr. Speaker today I would like to talk about support for the film and TV production industry in the ... View post

Posted on Facebook MEMBERS STATEMENT: Funding Support for NWT SPCA August 14, 2019 Mr. Speaker today I want to talk about funding for the NWT SPCA. This organization serves 31 communities ... View post

Posted on Facebook MEMBERS STATEMENT: Municipal Boundary Change August 13, 2019 Mr. Speaker today I'd like to talk about the recent agreement between Yellowknife City Council and the Yellowknives Dene First ... View post

A week ago

Voted Yes on Vote #254 on Bill 48, Post-Secondary Education Act

Voted Yes on Vote #253 on Bill 37, An Act to Amend the Oil and Gas Operations Act

Posted on Twitter Congrats Lyda and Joe! Well deserved for these two long time hard working champions of the north!! #thankyou… https://t.co/hKj8C8FoTV

Voted Yes on Vote #252 on Bill 36, An Act to Amend the Petroleum Resources Act

Posted on Twitter Congrats NWT SPCA for recieving $43,000 dollars in NGO Stabilization Funding from the GNWT. I was happy to do a Mem… https://t.co/1Zs49bc0Aw

Voted Yes on Vote #251 on Bill 58, Justice Administration Statutes Amendment Act

Voted Yes on Vote #250 on Bill 57, An Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act

Voted Yes on Vote #249 on Bill 54, Standard Interest Rates Statutes Amendment Act

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Even prior to this funding there has already been a number of workshops to support women getting into politics and… https://t.co/4bDt4V8ey0

Posted on Twitter Best of luck to all the participants from the NWT, in particular Yellowknife North, at the 2019 Western Canada Summ… https://t.co/P3BFbhv9MH

Posted on Twitter Very good article by the Chief Electoral Officer about the importance of voting and having your voice heard!… https://t.co/gkrdldktDU

Posted on Twitter Be very careful and cautious if you are up at Tin Can Hill today. There has been a bear in the area. Don't wear ear… https://t.co/DJ6EUpIjS8

A month ago

Posted on Twitter Hanging out with @angelagzowski today for election campaign photoshoot! #prophotos #yknorth #nwtpoli… https://t.co/3BsglD4iO8

Posted on Twitter Always a pleasure to support another great event in the riding of Yellowknife North, the annual Midnight Sun Float… https://t.co/SSwCf5RwB8

Two months ago

Posted on Twitter In 19/20 budget I worked with the Minister INF for a parking area at Big Hill Lake. Update...INF completed design a… https://t.co/Eybtd2ZRqv

Three months ago

Introduced legislation Government Bill 56, An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act, No. 2

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 ...

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 ...