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Last in the Legislative Assembly September 2019, as MLA for Great Slave

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

Statements in the House

Committee Motion 229-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Delete and Replace clause 52(1), Carried August 21st, 2019

Thank you, Mr. Chair. The intent of this motion is it commit the timing of a benefit agreement that has been linked to a production license. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 229-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Delete and Replace clause 52(1), Carried August 21st, 2019

Thank you, Mr. Chair. I move that Bill 34 be amended by deleting subclause 52(1) and substituting the following:

52(1) Subject to this section, the holder of a mineral lease shall enter into an agreement for benefits in accordance with the regulations with each Indigenous government or organization that the Minister considers appropriate in the circumstances:

(a) If an undertaking authorized under the mineral lease meets the prescribed threshold; and

(b) When required by regulations in respect of a production license under subsection 46(3).

Committee Motion 226-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Amend paragraph 42(5)(a), Carried August 21st, 2019

Thank you, Mr. Chair. I move that paragraph 42(5)(a) of Bill 34 be amended by striking out the "settlement lands" and substituting "a settlement area."

Committee Motion 224-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Amend paragraph 28(5)(a) Carried August 21st, 2019

Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'd like to move a motion that paragraph 28(5)(a) of Bill 34 be amended by striking out the "settlement lands" and substituting "a settlement area." Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 222-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Amend Clause 24(7), Defeated August 20th, 2019

Thank you, Mr. Chair. I have a motion that clause 24 of Bill 34 be amended:

(a) in subclause (1), by striking out "settlement lands" and substituting with "a settlement area";

(b) in paragraph (3)(b), by striking out "the settlement lands" and substituting "a settlement area;" and.

(c) in subclause (4), by striking out "the settlement lands" wherever it appears and substituting "a settlement area."

Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 218-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act -Amend Clause 22(2), Defeated August 20th, 2019

Thank you, Mr. Chair. The intent of this motion is to change the term "settlement lands" to "settlement areas" as we did in motion 1. This motion would ensure language in the bill is consistent with my previous motion to change the definition of "settlement lands" to refer "settlement areas." Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 218-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act -Amend Clause 22(2), Defeated August 20th, 2019

Thank you, Mr. Chair. I have a motion that clause 22 of Bill 34 be amended by:

(a) striking out "settlement lands" in (1), and substituting a "a settlement area";

(b) deleting paragraphs 3(b) and substituting the following:

(b) if an area is within or overlaps with a settlement area or the asserted traditional territory of an Indigenous government or organization after the Minister engages with all applicable Indigenous governments or organizations; and

(c) striking out the "settlement lands" wherever it appears in paragraph 4(b) and substituting "a settlement area."

Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 217-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Amend Clause 22, Carried August 20th, 2019

Mr. Chair, this motion is intended to clarify that mineral interests that existed in an area prior to an area, its designation as restricted, under section 22 are unaffected by the restricted area designation. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Committee Motion 217-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Amend Clause 22, Carried August 20th, 2019

Thank you, Mr. Chair. I have a motion that clause 20 of Bill 34 be amended by deleting paragraph (g) and substituting the following:

(g) lands that have been designated by the Minister as restricted under section 22, except for those interests as described as unaffected by a designation in subsection 22(12) .

Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 213-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Amend Clause 1 to replace definition of "settlement Lands", Carried August 20th, 2019

Thank you, Mr. Chair. The intent of this motion is to change clause 1 of Bill 34 so that the definition of "settlement lands" to "settlement areas," which is intended to clarify that the term captures all areas covered in land claim agreements in the Northwest Territories. Thank you, Mr. Chair.