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MLA for Great Slave

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


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Posted on Twitter Tuberculosis is often viewed as a disease of the past, but it is still very much a reality in many parts of our wor… https://t.co/vBY84t8Zk3

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter The polls are open! Vote for your favourite recipe and help a fellow northerner win a $200 grocery gift card. Votes… https://t.co/CmniHgmEDo

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Dietitians are committed to delivering their specialized knowledge to the public to unlock food’s potential and sup… https://t.co/gBmPITKfx2

This week

Posted on Twitter There is always a need for a variety of foster care families and adoption homes in the NWT. #WeNeedYou. https://t.co/qyaY6bQPql @FFCNWT

Posted on Twitter March is #NationalSocialWorkMonth. Thank you social workers for your hard work in helping people overcome life’s ch… https://t.co/u4QuBnY3Fg

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Healthy eating is just as important as staying active, especially in senior years. Learn why it matters and some ti… https://t.co/noSP0prOy6

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Mr. Speaker, I'd like to welcome the following people from the Foster Family Coalition who are with us here today: Dawn Pottinger, who is the president; ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Minister's Statement 176-18(3): Foster Families Partnership with the Foster Family Coalition of the Northwest Territories Mr. Speaker, today, I would like to speak about foster care and the important role of Foster Family Coalition of the Northwest Territories has played, and ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 700-18(3): Health Centre Practices regarding Acetaminophen There are actually a couple of different ways that individuals can interact with the system. We currently have a network of designated client contacts and quality ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 701-18(3): Cremation Services That does help, and I do like to answer questions, but before I get into some of the work that still needs to be done, I ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 699-18(3): National Social Work Month I am a firm believer that we need to recruit and retain local people for local work. To that end, with respect to the promotion of ...

Posted on Twitter Today, I was honoured to join the Foster Family Coalition of the NWT to launch the “We Need You” campaign to recrui… https://t.co/ixv3c37L5A

Posted on Twitter Nominations for Chairperson of the Yellowknife Regional Wellness Council have been extended to March 22. You can ap… https://t.co/Vmcy4tCgMA

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 693-18(3): Positive Feedback for Health and Social Services Thank you, Mr. Speaker, and I thank the Member for his Member's statement earlier today. I think that it is important that we do recognize the ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Tabled Document 391-18(3): Self-Government Agreement-in-Principle for Sahtu Dene and Metis of Norman Wells Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the Premier, I wish to table the following document entitled "Self-Government Agreement-in-Principle for Sahtu Dene and Metis of Norman Wells." Thank ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 690-18(3): Staffing for Small Community Health Centres Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I believe that there are about 65 funded community health nurse positions across the Northwest Territories, and we run about an 18.5-percent ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 692-18(3): Alcohol Harm Reduction Policy Changes Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The department is actually very familiar with the screening brief intervention and referral process. They are familiar with both the practice, and ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Minister's Statement 174-18(3): Primary Health Care Reform Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Our vision for Health and Social Services in the Northwest Territories is one of Best Health, Best Care, For a Better Future. ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 114-18(3): Concurrence of Tabled Document 381-18(3): Supplementary Estimates (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 4, 2018-2019, Carried Thank you, Mr. Chair. I actually don't remember off the top of my head what the total staff complement of Stanton existing is, but I can ...

Posted on Twitter Travelling soon? Don’t bring back measles as your souvenir. Measles is still common in many areas of the world. It… https://t.co/uMbni6jbiq

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 685-18(3): Child and Family Services Quality Improvement Plan I would like to table this document as soon as I can, but I have made a commitment to work with the Indigenous governments. The Member's ...

Posted on Twitter : Your voice matters! Provide feedback on your experience accessing and receiving health care in the NWT by filling… https://t.co/Zuj8tPb3Cw

Two weeks ago

Voted Yes on Vote #182 on Bill 42, An Act to Amend the Petroleum Products Tax Act

Posted on Facebook March 8 is INTERNATIONAL WOMAN'S DAY DYK that in Canada, only a third of graduates in science, technology, engineering, and math are women? Let’s work together to break ... (International Women's Day - Status of Women Canada link) View post

Posted on Facebook Provide input into the future of Postsecondary Education in the NWT survey. In addition to the public survey, the GNWT is coordinating a public speaker series to help ... (www.ece.gov.nt.ca link) View post

Posted on Facebook Here is the link to the Postsecondary Education Survey. (Provide input into the future of Postsecondary Education in the NWT: Have your say | Education, Culture and Employment link) View post

Posted on Facebook Two weeks into the Easy and Healthy Home Cooking Recipe Contest! Have you submitted yours? (Easy and Healthy Home Cooking Recipe Contest | Health and Social Services link) View post

Posted on Facebook March is National Social Work Month. Do you know a social worker who has made a positive impact in your community? Make sure to thank them for all ... (National Social Work Month 2019: Real People. Real Impact. | Canadian Association of Social Workers link) View post

Posted on Facebook I am pleased to share the 2019 NWT Help Directory. The NWT Help Directory is designed to assist NWT residents by providing up to date information about health ... (www.hss.gov.nt.ca link) View post

Posted on Facebook Caroline Cochrane, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE), today launched the Postsecondary Education Visioning Survey and invites all residents of the NWT to participate in this important ... (Provide input into the future of Postsecondary Education in the NWT: Have your say | Education, Culture and Employment link) View post

Posted on Facebook HAVE YOUR SAY! The Government of the Northwest Territories invites all NWT residents to submit their ideas for naming Government of the Northwest Territories’. Nominations end March 15, ... (Naming of NEW Government of the Northwest Territories' Office Buildings - Public Engagement | Executive and Indigenous Affairs link) View post

Posted on Facebook On Feb 26, delegates and I came together to sign the declaration of commitment to embed cultural safety into our health and social services system. To learn more ... (Cultural Safety in the NWT Health and Social Services System | Health and Social Services link) View post

Three weeks ago

Posted on Facebook Sir John Franklin students toured the Legislative Assembly along with exchange students from Chemainus on Vancouver Island (famous for their murals) ( Photo link) View post

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

Introduced legislation Government Bill 40, Smoking Control and Reduction Act

More than three months ago

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 ...

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

Introduced legislation Government Bill 8, Emergency Management Act

Voted Yes on Vote #101 on Bill 27, An Act to Amend the Environmental Protection Act

Voted Yes on Vote #100 on Bill 27, An Act to Amend the Environmental Protection Act

Voted Yes on Vote #100 on Bill 27, An Act to Amend the Environmental Protection Act

Introduced legislation Government Bill 18, An Act to Amend the Health and Social Services Professions Act