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Won his last election, in 2015, with 79% of the vote.


Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Last week, I tabled the Report on Seniors Access to Programs and Services. Developed in partnership with the NWT Se… https://t.co/rYzOIWlg7e

Posted on Twitter The Hay River Health and Social Services Authority’s Diabetes Program is leading the way for diabetes program in th… https://t.co/iL03FXCUTK

Posted on Facebook If you require medical care while traveling outside of Canada, your NWT Health Insurance may only cover a portion of your health care costs. Services received outside of ... ( Photo link) View post

Posted on Twitter If you are aged 55+ living in Yellowknife, Dettah or N’Dilo, please consider filling out the NTHSSA’s questionnaire… https://t.co/DFTQ8t78aH

Posted on Facebook Earlier this year, the Department asked residents for input on the development of new legislation to regulate continuing care facilities in the NWT. Here is the report on ... (www.hss.gov.nt.ca link) View post

Posted on Twitter NTHSSA is holding its Annual General Meeting tomorrow@ 7 PM, Explorer Hotel – Katimavik Room D. Residents can atten… https://t.co/ooWUuo01q3

Three weeks ago

Posted on Facebook A syphilis outbreak has been declared in NWT with the majority of cases in Yellowknife. People may not know they have it so it is important to get ... (Syphilis Outbreak Issued for NWT | Health and Social Services link) View post

Posted on Twitter Earlier this year, the Department asked residents for input on the development of new legislation to regulate conti… https://t.co/GLwKiWpyoM

Posted on Twitter A syphilis outbreak has been declared in NWT with the majority of cases in Yellowknife. People may not know they ha… https://t.co/Xc1X0cGhYT

Voted Yes on Vote #277 on Bill , Motion 44-18(3): Dissolution of the 18th Legislative Assembly, Carried

Voted Yes on Vote #274 on Bill , Motion 41-18(3): Adoption of Code of Conduct for Members of the Legislative Assembly, Carried

Voted Yes on Vote #273 on Bill 61, Appropriations Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), 2020-2021

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 three people in the gallery who have been who have been incredibly important ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Return to Oral Question 822-18(3): Food Establishment Safety Regulations Mr. Speaker, I have a return to oral question asked by Mr. O'Reilly on August 16, 2019, regarding Food Establishment Safety Regulations. The Food Establishment Safety ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Tabled Document 547-18(3): Follow-up Letter to Oral Question 786-18(3): Nursing Services in Tsiigehtchic Tabled Document 548-18(3): Follow-up Letter to Oral Question 787-18(3): New Services in Downtown Yellowknife Mr. Speaker, I wish to table the following two documents entitled "Follow-up Letter to Oral Question 786-18(3): Nursing Services in Tsiigehtchic"; and "Follow-up Letter to Oral ...

Posted on Twitter New #cannabis products will soon be legal for sale in Canada. This is what you need to know: https://t.co/7oD56IrB48

Voted Yes on Vote #270 on Bill 45, Corrections Act

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters A couple of different reasons; the long-term care facility is going to be significantly larger than the long-term care facility that we have today. We are ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 846-18(3): Continuing Care Facilities Legislation Thank you, Mr. Speaker. There is currently a legislative gap for residential community care services in the Northwest Territories. That includes long-term care facilities that are ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 847-18(3): Seniors' Home Care We received an early draft in the middle of July, and it did raise a number of questions about some of the findings based on the ...

Posted on Facebook Health and Social Services released its Quality Improvement Plan for transforming the Child and Family Services System. You can see the progress on each action item here: (Quality Improvement Progress Tracker | Health and Social Services link) View post

Posted on Twitter See what services the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority’s Midwifery Program offers to expectant mother… https://t.co/r89rkc5bxr

Voted Yes on Vote #269 on Bill 34, Mineral Resources Act

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Today I would like to recognize the executive director from the Seniors' Society of the Northwest Territories, who helped us with the ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 839-18(3): Access to Health Services in Fort Nelson, BC Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The territorial authority has been working with the healthcare services in Fort Nelson to develop an agreement on how people from Fort ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Minister's Statement 238-18(3): Seniors Report Mr. Speaker, seniors and elders hold a unique place throughout our territory. They are our mentors, they are caregivers, and the wealth of knowledge and wisdom ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Tabled Document 514-18(3): Report on Seniors Access to Government of the Northwest Territories Programs and Services Tabled Document 515-18(3): What We Heard Report - Continuing Care Facilities Legislation for the Northwest Territories Mr. Speaker, I wish to table the following two documents entitled "Report on Senior's Access to Government of the Northwest Territories Programs and Services"; and "What ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 841-18(3): Child and Family Services Quality Improvement Plan As the Member for Yellowknife Centre has already pointed out, we do have a significantly large action plan with 70 items, and our staff have been ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 843-18(3): National Pharmacare and the NWT Thank you, Mr. Speaker. With respect to the national Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare, we did have an opportunity to make presentation to ...

Posted on Facebook This week I met with Fernanda Martins, Health Policy Analyst with the Canadian Cancer Society to mark 3rd reading of Bill 40: Smoking Control and Reduction Act and ... ( Photo link) View post

Posted on Facebook If you are aged 55+ living in Yellowknife, Dettah or N’Dilo, please consider filling out the NTHSSA’s Questionnaire on Social Activities of Older Adults. Responses will be accepted ... (Social Activities of Older Adults in Yellowknife Region Activités sociales des personnes âgées de la région de Yellowknife link) View post

Posted on Twitter Students! Are you studying outside of the NWT for more than 3 months? Don’t forget to fill out your temporary absen… https://t.co/zJyiCYMrAN

Voted Yes on Vote #268 on Bill 46, Public Land Act

Posted on Twitter The Department of Health and Social Services has released the Child and Family Services Quality Improvement Plan th… https://t.co/KAkrHx16ZQ

A month ago

Posted on Facebook On October 1st 2007, I was elected as Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories representing the Great Slave Riding in Yellowknife. It has been the ... View post

Two months ago

Posted on Facebook Just a friendly reminder to students to fill out a temporary absence form if you are studying outside the NWT for more than 3 months: (www.hss.gov.nt.ca link) View post

Posted on Facebook In recognition of the beautiful artwork revealed at the Stanton Hospital grand opening, NWT Arts’ is featuring artist profiles. The 11 pieces that were created for the hospital ... (NWT Arts link) View post

Posted on Facebook Naloxone is now available free and anonymously in all 33 NWT communities in the form of an easy-to-use nasal spray. To find out where to pick one up ... (NWT Naloxone Kit Distribution | Health and Social Services link) View post

Three months ago

Introduced legislation Government Bill 58, Justice Administration Statutes Amendment Act

More than three months ago

Introduced legislation Government Bill 41, Tobacco and Vapor Products Control Act

Introduced legislation Government Bill 40, Smoking Control and Reduction Act

Mentioned by Yahoo News Canada (blog) As Indigenous patients tell 'horror stories,' minister says changes coming to NWT health care The Northwest Territories government says it's committed to making the territory's health and social services system free from prejudice, but some Indigenous people say they're still facing challenges. In June, Health and Social Services Minister Glen ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca As Indigenous patients tell 'horror stories,' minister says changes coming to NWT health care Testart told the Legislative Assembly he's heard "horror stories" from Indigenous residents across the N.W.T. and that it's "disheartening to hear about the instances of misdiagnosis and neglect." Especially in communities, he said many people are told ...

Mentioned by Cabin Radio Abernethy: unfair criticism could drive staff away from NWT The NWT's health and social services minister believes not all recent criticism directed at Child and Family Services was fair, and the result could be dismayed staff leaving their jobs. Glen Abernethy survived a vote ... We've had complaints from ...

Mentioned by Yahoo News Canada (blog) Elders shouldn't be sent away to die, says Fort Resolution petition King is one of 115 people in the community of about 500 who recently signed a petition, asking N.W.T. Health Minister Glen Abernethy to reopen an elders care facility that closed more than 10 years ago. "It's so sad that we have to send our elders out ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Elders shouldn't be sent away to die, says Fort Resolution petition King is one of 115 people in the community of about 500 who recently signed a petition, asking N.W.T. Health Minister Glen Abernethy to reopen an elders care facility that closed more than 10 years ago. "It's so sad that we have to send our elders out ...

Mentioned by CHAT News Today Two Northwest Territories ministers survive cabinet expulsion vote YELLOWKNIFE — Two cabinet ministers in the Northwest Territories have survived votes on whether they should be expelled from cabinet. Glen Abernethy will keep his job in Health and Social Services and Wally Schumann will remain head of Infrastructure ...

Mentioned by CHAT News Today Northwest Territories ministers face vote on being expelled from cabinet Northwest Territories ministers face vote on being expelled from cabinet. By The Canadian Press. October 30, 2018 - 12: ... Glen Abernethy, minister of health and social services, has been heavily criticized following a damning federal auditor general ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca NWT Health and Infrastructure ministers feel vindicated, plan to stay the course. The Northwest Territories government will continue on with few changes as two embattled cabinet ministers comfortably survived non-confidence votes in the N.W.T. Legislative Assembly Wednesday. Health Minister Glen Abernethy and Infrastructure Minister ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Following Yukon, NWT commits to funding 'abortion pill' Following the Yukon's lead, the N.W.T. will cover the cost of Mifegymiso, commonly known as the "abortion pill," for individuals with no other insurance. Minister of Health and Social Services Glen Abernethy made the announcement in the Legislative ...

Mentioned by CKLB News (press release) CKLB NEWS - Two NWT cabinet ministers survive non-confidence ... Two NWT cabinet ministers still have their jobs after surviving non-confidence votes in the Legislative Assembly Wednesday. Glen Abernethy remains Health ...

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 ...

Introduced legislation Government Bill 32, Naturopathic Profession Statutes Amendment Act

Mentioned by Cabin Radio McLeod's NWT government faces Halloween nightmare ... in a show of solidarity. In a brief message to members on Tuesday, the union – which is locked in a three-year collective bargaining battle with Premier Bob McLeod's government – urged members to “fill the gallery” during Wednesday afternoon's ...

Introduced legislation Government Bill 8, Emergency Management Act