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MLA for Great Slave

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


Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Naloxone is now available free and anonymously in all 33 NWT communities in the form of an easy-to-use nasal spray.… https://t.co/7xa04QU92O

Two days ago

Posted on Facebook If you didn't get to join us last week for the grand opening of the new Stanton Hospital then you can take a virtual tour of our new ... (Virtual Tour of the New Stanton Territorial Hospital | Stanton Territorial Hospital Renewal Project link) View post

Posted on Twitter Thank you everyone who joined us, in person or online, for the grand opening ceremony of the new Stanton Territoria… https://t.co/gpgs9VolYR

This week

Posted on Facebook The NWT Medical Travel Guide provides tips and information for residents on medical travel, regardless of what benefit program they access. (www.nthssa.ca link) View post

Posted on Twitter The NWT Medical Travel Guide provides tips and information for residents on medical travel, regardless of what bene… https://t.co/7OLl8lJrHU

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Posted on Facebook PUBLIC HEARING ON BILL 57: An Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act On Thursday, July 25th at 7:00 pm in Committee Room ‘A’ of the Legislative Assembly. ... View post

Posted on Twitter Do you have a baby and are in need of support on breastfeeding or other parenting challenges? Moms, boobs and babie… https://t.co/FbC2VTXHga

A week ago

Posted on Facebook Have you changed addresses or phone number? Please update your health care plan information: (Updating Health Care Plan Information – Status and Life Changes | Health and Social Services link) View post

Posted on Twitter Have you changed addresses or phone number? Please update your health care plan information: https://t.co/lIuwWydGF4

Posted on Facebook Regardless if you are dating, common-law or married – consent is always required in any relationship. Respect your partner. (Consent - A ‘What will it Take?’ family violence rant series Video link) View post

Posted on Twitter Regardless if you are dating, common-law or married – consent is always required in any relationship. Respect your… https://t.co/Hby9zAqVXK

Posted on Facebook Last Friday, we celebrated the grand opening of the new state of the art Stanton Territorial Hospital! I was grateful to be joined by my fellow MLAs, Minister ... ( Photo link) View post

Posted on Facebook The Standing Committee on Government Operations Seeks Public Input on Carbon Tax Bills July 15, 2019. The Standing Committee on Government Operations is seeking public input on Bill ... (Implementing Carbon Pricing in the NWT | Finance link) View post

Posted on Twitter Eating meals with family, friends or community members is important in maintaining a healthy appetite – especially… https://t.co/1uqmX3dvbm

Posted on Twitter I was grateful to be joined by my fellow MLAs, Minister George Hickes from Nunavut and NTHSSA Leadership Council Ch… https://t.co/yio2jEw0tX

Posted on Twitter Today we celebrated the grand opening of the new state of the art Stanton Territorial Hospital!

Posted on Facebook NEWS RELEASE - YELLOWKNIFE (JULY 11, 2019) The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is investing another $1 million in the future of mineral exploration in the NWT. ... View post

Posted on Twitter There’s no excuse for family violence: What will it take? https://t.co/huBAlWFFgP #WWIT #NWTHelpLine #NoExcuse

Two weeks ago

Posted on Facebook NEWS RELEASE (YELLOWKNIFE – July 9, 2019) Minister of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) Caroline Cochrane today issued the following update on progress made on the Northwest Territories ... View post

Two months ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Tabled Document 462-18(3): NWT On the Land Collaborative 2019 Report Mr. Speaker, I wish to table had following document entitled "NWT On the Land Collaborative 2019 Report." Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 783-18(3): Standards for Children or Youth in Care Who Go Missing When a child is under the care and custody of the CFS system, the director is in a sense the parent of the child, the de ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 775-18(3): Mental Health and Addictions Plan Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Before I answer the question, I just want to correct an unintended oversight from my Minister's statement yesterday. I acknowledged all of ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Brenda Johnson - NWT Education Hall of Fame Inductee Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to congratulate my constituent Brenda Johnson who was indicated into the 2019 Education Hall of Fame yesterday morning. Brenda ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Minister's Statement 209-18(3): Government of the Northwest Territories Disability Action Plan Updates Mr. Speaker, last week was Disability Awareness Week in the Northwest Territories, as well as National AccessAbility Week across the country. It is a time to ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 781-18(3): Health Services Issues in the Deh Cho Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I've been talking about quality assurance and quality control within the Territorial Health Authority for a number of years now. This is ...

Introduced legislation Government Bill 58, Justice Administration Statutes Amendment Act

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I'd like to recognize a resident of the Great Slave riding in the Gallery today. Brenda Johnson was inducted into the 2019 ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Tabled Document 456-18(3): What We Heard Report: Potential Mandatory Entry Level Training for Class 1 & 2 Drivers Tabled Document 457-18(3): Northern Housing Summit, Northern Solutions for Northern Housing: Summary Report, Inuvik, NWT April 23-24, 2019 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I wish to table the following document entitled "What We Heard Report: Potential Mandatory Entry Level Training for Class 1 & Class ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Tabled Document 455-18(3): Government of the Northwest Territories Response to Committee Report 12-18(3): Report on the Review of the 2018 Report of the Auditor General of Canada on Northwest Territories Child and Family Services Mr. Speaker, I wish to table the following document entitled "Government of the Northwest Territories Response to Committee Report 12-18(3): Report on the Review of the ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Minister's Statement 205-18(3): Child and Family Services Quality Improvement Plan Mr. Speaker, one of this government's top priorities is the safety and well-being of children and youth receiving Child and Family Services. This includes making sure ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Bill 58: Justice Administration Statutes Amendment Act Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 58, Justice Administration Statutes Amendment Act, be read for the first time. ...

Voted Yes on Vote #235 on Bill 30, An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters Thank you, Mr. Chair. This appropriates year two funding of a four-year agreement that we have with Health Canada. We will have to come back to ...

Voted Yes on Vote #230 on Bill 35, Supply Chain Management Professional Designation Act

Voted Yes on Vote #229 on Bill 29, An Act to Amend the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act

Voted Yes on Vote #225 on Bill 26, Statistics Act

More than three months ago

Voted Yes on Vote #224 on Bill 53, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 1, 2019-2020

Voted Yes on Vote #222 on Bill 51, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 4, 2018-2019

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