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MLA for Frame Lake

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


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Posted on Facebook Some of you may have seen the Guest Commentary from Gary Vivian on behalf of the Chamber of Mines in Friday's Yellowknifer. You can see it here: link) View post

This week

Posted on Facebook Here is a guest editorial from the NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines on the Mineral Resources Act. I agree on much of what it should cover including ... (GUEST COMMENT: What’s in an Act? Make sure it makes the North better, not worse! link) View post

A week ago

Posted on Facebook AURORA COLLEGE MEETING IN YELLOWKNIFE--Friday November 16 at Chateau Nova Hotel 6-8 pm I'll be there. ( Photo link) View post

Two weeks ago

Posted on Facebook We had an intense last week of our fall 2018 sitting. Two motions of revocation to remove Cabinet Ministers, proposed legislative amendments to enable party politics, completion of ... (mla-framelake.ca link) View post

Posted on Facebook I was very pleased to accept the University of Waterloo, Faculty of Environment, Distinguished Alumni Award for 2018. Suzette and I traveled to Waterloo for the award and ... (U of Waterloo, Faculty of Environment, Distinguished Alumni Award Photo link) View post

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 ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Tourism Regulation Merci, Monsieur le President. Recent CBC reports raise many concerns that tourism licensing, regulation, and enforcement is weak and ineffective, and that operations could pose a ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 85-18(3): Bill 20: Ombud Act - Deleting subclause 15(1) and substituting the following, Defeated Thank you, Mr. Chair. I, too, will support this. I think it helps clarify the mandate of the Ombud. I also wanted to say that this ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Motion 23-18(3): Revocation of the Appointment of the Honourable Member for Hay River South, Defeated Merci, Monsieur le President. I have tried very carefully to choose my words here today. I take the issue of removal of a Cabinet Minister very ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Motion 24-18(3): Revocation of Appointment of the Honourable Member for Great Slave to the Executive Council, Defeated Merci, Monsieur le President. As I said earlier, I have tried to choose my words very carefully. I take the issue of removal of a Cabinet ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 87-18(3): Bill 20: Ombud Act - Deleting subclause 17(3) and substituting the following, Carried Thanks, Mr. Chair. I appreciate the assistance of the law clerk. I still think that this is going to create some uncertainty and may lead to ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Written Question 14-18(3): Non-Renewable Resource Production and Royalties Merci, Monsieur le President. Non-renewable resource production and royalties. My questions are for the Minister of Finance, who has responsibility for the collection and reporting of ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 484-18(3): Tourism Regulation Merci, Monsieur le President. I think I differ with the Premier's assessment of the state of the industry and our capacity to regulate it. My statement ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 86-15(3): Ombud Act - Deleting subclause 15(1) and substituting the following, Defeated Thanks, Mr. Chair. Yes, I am interested in hearing more about this compromise, but the way this has been written, you know, this bill is coming ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca NWT Infrastructure Minister survives non-confidence vote, MLAs debate Health Minister's fate MLAs Kieron Testart, Michael Nadli, R.J. Simpson, Shane Thompson, Kevin O'Reilly, and Tom Beaulieu supported the motion to remove Schumann from cabinet. The motion to remove Schumann from cabinet was brought forth by Kam Lake MLA Testart, who ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 479-18(3): Openness and Transparency - ATIPP Request Merci, Monsieur le President. I would like to thank the Minister for that, his emphasis on consultative processes, but when important information is not made available, ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recorded Vote I guess one last thing. I would like to see the commitment that if there were an interest in pursuing additional exclusions, can the Minister commit ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Socio-Economic Agreements and Benefits Merci, Monsieur le President. Yesterday I tabled a 2017 report contracted by the Industry, Tourism and Investment Department called "Policies for Generating Socioeconomic Benefits from Natural ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Bill 24: An Act to Amend the Elections and Plebiscites Act Merci, Monsieur le President. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Thebacha, that Bill 24, An Act to Amend the Elections and Plebiscites Act, be ...

Posted on Facebook A Fair Return on Resource Extraction? Royalties on Resources at 3% of the Value? This table prepared by my office shows how difficult it is to get accurate ... ( Photo link) View post

Posted on Facebook Interested in getting your input on this issue as motions will come forward for debate and a vote on Wednesday of this week. (N.W.T. MLAs to move on stripping health, infrastructure ministers of their portfolios | CBC News link) View post

Posted on Facebook Happy to get a visit today from Ms. Parisella's Grade 7 class from École William McDonald School today just before the House sitting. (Photos from Kevin O'Reilly MLA for Frame Lake's post Photo link) View post

Posted on Facebook I had the pleasure of visiting the fabulous new expansion of École Allain St-Cyr earlier this week. Thanks to Yvonne Careen who provided the tour. The official opening ... (École Allain St-Cyr Expansion Photo link) View post

Posted on Facebook Very happy to support Eugene Roach and Cynthia Roach at this hockey game fundraiser last weekend. Eugene got a shutout, everyone had fund and $4,000 was raised to ... ( Photo link) View post

Introduced legislation Government Bill 24, An Act to Amend the Elections and Plebiscites Act

Posted on Twitter @AssemblyNWT In the fantastic library of the Legislative Assembly!

A month ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca NWT gov't running out of time to pass key laws before next election: MLAs Some MLAs are concerned pieces of devolution legislation the Northwest Territories government promised to pass during the 18th Assembly are still on the drawing board with less than a year to go before the next election. Those bills affect land ...

Posted on Twitter @YusurAlBahrani @AssemblyNWT No formal response yet but you can see how the Minister answered in the House at: https://t.co/fAdjIIHosN

Posted on Twitter @Andrew_Livi @NorthernLefty @cabin_radio Given that you aren't actually here anymore and have no idea what I do, th… https://t.co/dIDStTB1Mu

Posted on Twitter @Andrew_Livi @NorthernLefty @cabin_radio Always happy to work with Ministers that want to work together. 😀

Mentioned by CBC.ca Thaidene Nene negotiator warns 'model of reconciliation' in jeopardy if law doesn't pass The world is watching the Northwest Territories, warned a First Nations negotiator at the territorial legislature on Wednesday. He's waiting to see what will come of 19 years of negotiations to create Thaidene Nene, a proposed park touted as what could ...

Mentioned by Cabin Radio If you buy cannabis (legally) in the NWT, here's where the money goes The Northwest Territories is projecting the legalization of cannabis will bring in “a couple of million dollars a year of revenue.” That number is based on 25% of the population consuming a joint a day according to David Stewart, from the territory's ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca 70-week wait for NWT kids to see hearing specialist unacceptable, says MLA The average wait time for children to see an audiologist in the Northwest Territories is 70 weeks, a number Frame Lake MLA Kevin O'Reilly says is unacceptable. "A wait time over 70 weeks? That's over a year," he said. "Kids, they could be in school ...

Posted on Twitter https://t.co/dsYJ4jcO1b

Posted on Twitter I'm not promoting cannabis sales, but here is the link for on-line sales in the NWT. No link seems to be on any GNW… https://t.co/G9YEG1nAg6

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

Posted on Twitter Congratulations to the Mayor-Elect of Yellowknife, Rebecca Alty and all the Councillors elected. Thanks also to all… https://t.co/gl5DeFFNGo

Mentioned by Cabin Radio NWT, spending big on infrastructure, says it'll reduce cost of living The Northwest Territories is about to make its biggest-ever capital spending commitment – in other words, the money the government spends on building schools, hospitals, roads, and so on. ... An increased spend on infrastructure comes as the Premier ...

Mentioned by CKLB News (press release) GNWT absence noticed at Edéhzhíe celebration ... last week for the historic Edéhzhíe celebration. It was almost like a political homecoming celebration for NWT MP Michael McLeod. He was able to welcome his colleague, federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna to his home community and the ...

Posted on Twitter @NorthernLefty @cabin_radio "The reason we weren't there is we received an invitation two days before the event, a… https://t.co/FEhJ86Be8I

Posted on Twitter @JonesSebastian The Premier said GNWT would not make the land withdrawal permanent until there is a response from t… https://t.co/YCSLlxdYIr

Mentioned by University Observer Online Sports Shorts Several fissures and sinkholes opened up across their grounds in Kevin O'Reilly Park near Carrickmacross. The reason? The ground itself was built upon the remains of an old gypsum mine. ... Since their last win on Christmas Eve of 2016, Dublin have won ...

Posted on Twitter Too bad that the NWT Cabinet boycotted this important event, Shame, shame. https://t.co/r99Zn0clQV

Mentioned by Cabin Radio The legislature's back for four weeks. Here's what's going on The Northwest Territories' politicians are back in action at the legislature for the next four weeks, starting on Thursday afternoon. As usual, those weeks will be a mixture of cabinet members introducing new or amended government programs and services ...

More than 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 ...

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

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