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MLA for Frame Lake

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


Two days ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 714-18(3): Climate Change Action Plan I would like to thank the Premier for that announcement of changes to the carbon tax proposal on the floor of the House. The Auditor General's ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Climate Change Crisis Merci, Monsieur le President. It won't surprise Members of this House, but I have already made 10 statements on climate change and carbon pricing during the ...

Posted on Twitter Happy to meet with the Youth Climate Action Strikers today in front of the Legislative Assembly! https://t.co/ikmeNaeFNn

Posted on Facebook Happy to meet with the Youth Climate Action Strikers today in front of the Legislative Assembly! ( Photo link) View post

Three days ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Yellowknife Airport Boarding Delays Merci, Monsieur le President. On May 1st, CBC ran a story about how renovations to the main baggage screening area at the Yellowknife airport would cause ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 709-18(3): Communication of Yellowknife Airport Boarding Delays I want to thank the Minister for that. The funding came through in December, and the news release from the department went out on May the ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Tabled Document 424-18(3): Letter dated April 25, 2019 from Giant Mine Oversight Board regarding Observations on Measure 6: Evaluation of Long-Term Funding Options Merci, Monsieur le President. I wish to table the following document. It's a letter dated April 25, 2019, from the Giant Mine Oversight Board to Crown ...

Posted on Facebook The Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment has agreed to expedite its review of Bill 38 Protected Areas Act and to report it back to the House ... (Joint Release - Announcement on Bill 38: Protected Areas Act and Bill 44: Forest Act | Government of Northwest Territories link) View post

Posted on Twitter Standing Committee on Economic Development & Environment has agreed to report Bill 38 Protected Areas Act in the Ma… https://t.co/jJbLkZCKnF

Posted on Facebook The Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment completed the public hearings on the mining and petroleum Bills on Tuesday May 21 with a presentation from and discussion ... ( Photo link) View post

Posted on Twitter The Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment completed the public hearings on the mining and pe… https://t.co/YRmzG1pdgc

This week

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Posted on Facebook GNWT Procurement Workshops June 25-26, 2019 Yellowknife ( Photo link) View post

Posted on Twitter @kellylmcl @wgagnon @EcologyNorth @northerncouncil @naliniyk @LorenMcGinnis @r_alty @arctechinc @ykfarmersmarket… https://t.co/pHQusxahRN

Posted on Twitter GNWT Procurement Workshops June 25-26, 2019 Yellowknife https://t.co/dnef2x8DCI

Posted on Twitter CHANGES AT STANTON HOSPITAL TO LOCATION OF SERVICES The document below shows the changes to medical services.… https://t.co/G3VjBpigCF

Posted on Facebook Newsletter No 9, my last for the 18th Assembly, was delivered over the weekend. You can read it here: http://mla-f... Friendly reminder of the Frame Lake ... ( Photo link) View post

Posted on Facebook CHANGES AT STANTON HOSPITAL TO LOCATION OF SERVICES The document below shows the changes to medical services. This link takes you to a page with further changes to ... ( Photo link) View post

Posted on Facebook Interesting story on food insecurity in Nunavut. It would be good if a similar study was being done on the NWT and the effectiveness of Nutrition North. Here ... (Food insecurity rising in Nunavut since launch of Nutrition North: study | CBC News link) View post

A week ago

Posted on Facebook Elections NWT website: https://www.... You can check and update your voter registration on-line. (N.W.T. election act changes make voting easier | CBC News link) View post

Posted on Facebook Good turnout this evening for the Ecology North and Queen's University project, After the Diamonds. It was one of five community focus groups to help with brainstorming about ... (After the Diamonds--May 2019 Photo link) View post

Posted on Facebook The Ministerial Directive has to go... (Une mère se bat en cour pour faire inscrire son fils à l’école francophone link) View post

Posted on Twitter Thanks to @EcologyNorth and Rebecca Hall, Queen's University for the community focus group discussion "After the Di… https://t.co/mohs75bE1D

Posted on Twitter Thanks to the Sahtu Gardens in Norman Wells for a great visit! https://t.co/9zSTWVh8cW

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter SCEDE public hearings on the ITI mining and petroleum bills scheduled for Behchoko on Thursday May 9 and Fort Simp… https://t.co/9pPYSUQBTo

Two months ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 126-18(3): Tabled Document 237-18(3): Independent Commission to Review Members' Benefits and Compensation 2018 Report on Members' Compensation and Benefits - Accountability for Non-Taxable Allowances, Defeated Thanks, Mr. Chair. Just to be clear, I support the chair of Caucus' position that we vote against the recommendation, which is what this motion is ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 120-18(3): Tabled Document 237-18(3): Independent Commission to Review Members' Benefits and Compensation 2018 Report on Members' Compensation and Benefits - GNWT Employee and Family Assistance Program Access, Carried Thanks, Mr. Chair. I, too, support this motion. The information that we've received is also that this would cost about $100 per year per Member who ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 125-18(3): Tabled Document 237-18(3): Independent Commission to Review Members' Benefits and Compensation 2018 Report on Members' Compensation and Benefits - Health and Dental Benefits for Constituency Assistants, Carried Thanks, Mr. Chair. I just want to make it clear that the chairs of committees are not getting a raise as a result of the work ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 122-18(3): Tabled Document 237-18(3): Independent Commission to Review Members' Benefits and Compensation 2018 Report on Members' Compensation and Benefits - Public Service Health Care Plan Dues, Carried Thanks, Mr. Chair. I'd like to thank the commission for bringing this to our attention. I didn't know about it as a Regular MLA that there ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Red Alert Part 2 Merci, Monsieur le President. Yesterday, the Premier gave the keynote speech he called "Purgatory and Persistence: The Case for Economic Self-Determination in the Northwest Territories" at ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters Thanks, Mr. Chair. I want to thank the three members of the commission, Mr. Yakelaya, Ms. Allen, Mr. Hazenberg, for the work that they did. I ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 118-18(3): Tabled Document 237-18(3): Independent Commission to Review Members' Benefits and Compensation 2018 Report on Members' Compensation and Benefits - Exit Strategy for Members of the Legislative Assembly, Carried Thanks, Mr. Chair. I support this recommendation, as well. For those who are transitioning out of political life, sometimes, there can be some dramatic changes. What ...

Three months ago

Voted No on Vote #182 on Bill 42, An Act to Amend the Petroleum Products Tax Act

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Northern News Services GUEST COMMENT: Yellowknife deserves MLAs that hold government accountable Guest comment by Kevin O'Reilly, MLA for Frame Lake I would like to thank Gary Vivian for his guest commentary on my track record as an MLA and the Yellowknifer for an opportunity to respond. Let's be clear, I support responsible mining as a part ... O ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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