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MLA for Frame Lake

Won his last election, in 2015, with 29% of the vote.


Three days ago

Posted on Facebook Cabinet has had more than four years to fix the secrecy in oil and gas legislation but it still persists. So much for Open Government... (Fort Liard First Nation says petroleum company not paying up for resource projects | CBC News link) View post

This week

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Posted on Facebook Taltson Hydro? No buyers, no money, and 44% of the NWT's required Greenhouse Gas reductions. What could possibly go wrong? An expert has studied nearly 300 hydroelectric dam ... (Think twice before launching hydroelectric megaprojects, expert tells Muskrat Falls inquiry | CBC News link) View post

A week ago

Posted on Facebook Here's an example of how a northern government has set housing as a priority in federal infrastructure funding. Our Cabinet is more interested in building roads to resources ... (Nunatsiaq News 2018-09-13: NEWS: Nunavut receives federal funds to retrofit 1,000 public housing units link) View post

Posted on Facebook Congratulations to Mark Heyck as the new Executive Director for Arctic Energy Alliance. I look forward to working with and supporting Mark in his new role as Arctic ... (The Arctic Energy Alliance Announces Its New Executive Director link) View post

Posted on Facebook Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples meeting today in the Great Hall at the Legislation Assembly starting at 9 am. Study on the new relationship between Canada and ... (Senate of Canada - Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples link) View post

Two weeks ago

Posted on Facebook A compelling case for tax reform. I've urged the the Minister of Finance to look at tax reform here in the NWT as part of a broader effort ... (Canada's ultra-wealthy getting richer faster than the rest of us, report shows | CBC News link) View post

Posted on Twitter Public Hearing on Bill 20 Want to have a say in what a Territorial Ombudsperson could do for you? The Standing Comm… https://t.co/yMkrrAOyQ1

Posted on Twitter Public Briefing in Yellowknife on Budget Planning The Legislative Assembly’s Standing Committee on Priorities and P… https://t.co/qZtdnVbjaL

Posted on Facebook Public Hearing on Bill 20 Want to have a say in what a Territorial Ombudsperson could do for you? The Standing Committee on Government Operations is seeking public ... (Bills and Legislation | Legislative Assembly of The Northwest Territories link) View post

Posted on Facebook Public Briefing in Yellowknife on Budget Plannin Standing Committee on Priorities and Planning The Legislative Assembly’s Standing Committee on Priorities and Planning will be receiving a public briefing ... View post

Posted on Facebook Congratulations to the City of Yellowknife and Maggie Mercredi. I participated in the blanket exercise Maggie coordinated in April 2018 for St. Patrick's parish. (City of Yellowknife hires Indigenous relations adviser to guide reconciliation | CBC News link) View post

A month ago

Posted on Twitter Happy to support the 10th Annual Fall Harvest Fair Saturday August 25 at the YKDFN site at the Yellowknife River. https://t.co/DlaYrGd5bM

Two months ago

Posted on Twitter @W_Bisaro Haven't changed?

Posted on Twitter This is how regular MLAs find out about a NWT cannabis supplier... https://t.co/NCYurSJ3Rg

Posted on Twitter I would like to know why GNWT could not have made this investment when we still had a functioning Visitors Centre i… https://t.co/z8fLYC5BmW

Three months ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca NWT Heritage Fund not keeping up with inflation, gov't borrows money to feed it ... gold standard for accounts like these, especially by many N.W.T. politicians. Testart, Frame Lake MLA Kevin O'Reilly, Yellowknife North MLA Cory Vanthuyne and former finance minister Michael Miltenberger have all pointed to that fund in recent ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Mediator to step into dispute between union and NWT government over wages Union of Northern Workers president Todd Parsons (left) talks to Frame Lake MLA Kevin O'Reilly at a union rally in March. Parsons said the ... CBC sent questions to the government of the Northwest Territories' Finance Department on Friday. The ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca Mediator to step into dispute between union and NWT government over wages Union of Northern Workers president Todd Parsons (left) talks to Frame Lake MLA Kevin O'Reilly at a union rally in March. Parsons said the ... CBC sent questions to the government of the Northwest Territories' Finance Department on Friday. The ...

Mentioned by The Narwhal This is Giant Mine The story is possibly apocryphal; searches in the NWT Archives and the Geological Survey of Canada came up empty, (“there's a story like this for every find,” an archivist tells me over the phone) though that alone doesn't mean it's untrue, and there ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca MLA wants Ottawa to send NWT's climate-change plan 'back to the drawing board' An MLA in the Northwest Territories is calling on the federal government to reject the territory's 2030 climate-change strategy. That's because it hinges on a massive expansion to the Taltson hydroelectric dam that has little hope of being completed ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca MLA wants Ottawa to send NWT's climate-change plan 'back to the drawing board' An MLA in the Northwest Territories is calling on the federal government to reject the territory's 2030 climate-change strategy. That's because it hinges on a massive expansion to the Taltson hydroelectric dam that has little hope of being completed ...

Posted on Twitter Cabinet has finally brought forward an Ombudsperson Act. Special thanks to Wendy @W_Bisaro for her championing in… https://t.co/7EzTrtwPJa

Mentioned by CBC.ca NWT MLAs to give liquor stores a head start, but will allow private stores to sell legal cannabis MLAs rejected an amendment to the territorial government's cannabis legislation Thursday that would have required the finance minister to keep the door open for private cannabis stores as soon as legalization happened. ... "Marijuana's been in the ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 69-18(3): Committee Report 8-18(3): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of the 2016-2017 Public Accounts of the Government of the Northwest Territories - Improvement in Reporting on Debt Servicing and Infrastructure Financing, Carried Thanks, Mr. Chair. I, too, want to give credit to the Comptroller General to improving the presentation of information about compliance with the Fiscal Responsibility Policy. ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Written question 12-18(3): Ekati Mine Layoffs Merci, Monsieur le President. My question is for the Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment, who has responsibility for the socio-economic benefits of mining. The potential ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 70-18(3): Committee Report 8-18(3): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of the 2016-2017 Public Accounts of the Government of the Northwest Territories - Reporting of Student Loan Remissions, Carried Thanks, Mr. Chair. Yes, this really springs from an issue that I've raised several times in this House about how the individual names and student loan ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 71-18(3): Committee Report 8-18(3): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of the 2016-2017 Public Accounts of the Government of the Northwest Territories - Protection of Privacy in Non-Consolidated Schedule of Bad Debts, Write-offs and Student Loan Remissions, Carried Yes, Mr. Chair. I had forgotten about one other point I wanted to make. In our review of public accounts, we found that, in previous years, ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 347-18(3): Arctic National Wildlife Refuge I want to thank the Deputy Premier again for that. I would like to encourage him to publicly release that submission here in the Northwest Territories. ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 67-18(3): Committee Report 8-18(3): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of the 2016-2017 Public Accounts of the Government of the Northwest Territories - Treatment of P3 Projects in Consolidated Public Accounts, Carried Thanks, Mr. Chair. Yes, I support this recommendation. I was happy to sit in on the public accounts review. I am not a committee member, but ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 68-18(3): Committee Report 8-18(3): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of the 2016-2017 Public Accounts of the Government of the Northwest Territories - Online Availability of Inventory of Contaminated Sites, Carried Thanks, Mr. Chair. I have had cause to use the Federal Contaminated Sites Inventory. It is a very detailed listing for individual waste sites, contaminated sites ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Intergenerational Equity through the Heritage Fund Merci, Monsieur le President. As noted by our Minister for Seniors, today, June 1st, is Intergenerational Day. Among the many awareness days and events, this national ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca NWT MLAs to give liquor stores a head start, but will allow private stores to sell legal cannabis Private retail cannabis stores will be left out of the legal cannabis market in the Northwest Territories when the drug becomes legal, but the door is open for them to get in. MLAs rejected an amendment ... N.W.T. woman says government shouldn't ...

Posted on Twitter Temporary Special Measures To Increase the Representation of Women in the NWT Legislative Assembly Released yester… https://t.co/7k2sL63dNN

Mentioned by CBC.ca NWT MLAs settle on giving liquor stores 6-month head start on selling legal cannabis Private retail cannabis stores will be left out of the legal cannabis market in the Northwest Territories when the drug becomes legal, but the door is open for them to get in six months after that. MLAs rejected an ... N.W.T. woman says government ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca NWT government gives liquor stores 6-month head start on selling legal cannabis Private retail cannabis stores will be left out of the legal cannabis market in the Northwest Territories when the drug becomes legal, but the door is open for them to get in six months after that. MLAs rejected an ... N.W.T. woman says government ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Merci, Monsieur le President. I, too, would like to recognize Gerard Landry. I have the pleasure of playing hockey with him. I am not sure I ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 335-18(3): Giant Mine Remediation Project Socio-economic Benefits Merci, Monsieur le President. Thanks to the Minister for that. On an annual basis, maybe we can get something quarterly or something, but I am sure ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 62-18(3): Bill 6: Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Implementation Act - Amendment to Schedule A, Section 11 - Addition After subsection (2) DEFEATED Thank you, Mr. Chair. I am not going to keep us long because I know everybody's exhausted. We heard in every community, there were concerns raised ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Tabled Document 205-18(3): Letter dated May 24, 2018 from Giant Mine Oversight Board to Honourable Carolyn Bennett and Honourable Wally Schumann regarding the Giant Mine Remediation Socio Economic Strategy Tabled Document 206-18(3): Bill C-262, An Act to Ensure that the Laws of Canada are in Harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Tabled Document 207-18(3): Letter dated May 28, 2018 from President of Union of Northern Workers to Honourable Wally Schumann and Honourable Robert McLeod regarding Dominion Diamonds - Lay offs and Contracting Out Merci, monsieur le President. I have three documents I wish to table today. The first is a letter from the Giant Mine Oversight Board to the ...

Posted on Twitter @BrockmanCBC "masquerading as an infrastructure proposal"

Posted on Twitter Highlights from the Supplementary Appropriations. ARCTIC ENERGY ALLIANCE gets $1.5 million in funding. SALARY INC… https://t.co/Amr1v6HfAG

Mentioned by My Yellowknife Now Legislative Assembly holds clause-by-clause on pot bill The Legislative Assembly's standing committees on social development and government operations held a public clause-by-clause debate on Bill 6 – the Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Implementation Act – today with Minister of Justice Louis Sebert ...

Mentioned by Cabin Radio Tłı̨chǫ leader intervenes over threatened Ekati layoffs Questioned in the legislature by Frame Lake MLA Kevin O'Reilly on Monday, industry minister Wally Schumann said he had “not received any official notice from Dominion Diamond Mines about this situation.” However, Schumann said Dominion executives ...

Voted Yes on Vote #11 on Bill 4, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 1, 2018-2019

Voted Yes on Vote #10 on Bill 3, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 3, 2017-2018

Voted Yes on Vote #15 on Bill 2, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 3, 2017-2018

Voted Yes on Vote #4 on Bill 2, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 3, 2017-2018

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

Introduced legislation Government Bill 30, Health Statutes Amendment Act (Cremation Services)