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MLA for Frame Lake

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


A week ago

Posted on Twitter Folk on the Rocks 2019. What a weekend! Fabulous weather and entertainment. Thanks to all the organizers, volu… https://t.co/L5gggdb2ut

Posted on Facebook It was a busy weekend with Folk on the Rocks and the Midnight Sun Fly In. Here are some of the Yellowknife MLAs who helped sponsor the lunch ... (Mindnight Sun Fly In 2019 Photo link) View post

Posted on Twitter It was a busy weekend with Folk on the Rocks and the Midnight Sun Fly In. Here are some of the Yellowknife MLAs wh… https://t.co/FAXQf8sQKl

Posted on Facebook Standing Committee on Government Operations Seeks Public Input on Carbon Tax Bills (Yellowknife) 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 Government Operations Committee Seeks Public Input on GNWT Carbon Tax Bills August 1, 2019 public hearing 7:00 pm… https://t.co/UPmzbfwnvA

Posted on Twitter Territorial Hospital official opening this afternoon. Thanks to all our staff, artists, drummers and everyone who… https://t.co/QybPwbv1XE

Posted on Facebook Stanton Territorial Hospital official opening this afternoon. Thanks to all our staff, artists, drummers and everyone who made it possible! Stanton Territorial Hospital ( Photo link) View post

Posted on Twitter I made it to Tuk on the highway. GNWT needs to invest in a real visitor centre and help with tourism development. https://t.co/nxRjaUD5Cl

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Sat in on a Standing Committee on Social Development meeting today considering a couple of Bills. The work never e… https://t.co/exTKfjS0Vl

Posted on Facebook I strongly support this initiative. The update document is found here: https://www.... ('Five or six years' to complete new NWT university link) View post

Posted on Facebook The tragedy of the Northern Frontier Visitors Centre. I'll be pushing for a renewed investment by GNWT into tourism services in Yellowknife in the upcoming election. link) View post

Posted on Twitter Great visit to Fort Simpson on June 26 to hear what people had to say about Bill 46 Public Land Act. Mahsi to Gran… https://t.co/36yFdSTF9t

Posted on Twitter Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment finished its last road trip on Bill 46 Public Land Act i… https://t.co/IEzyNwEsQJ

Posted on Twitter Belated thanks to Inuvik Mayor Kulikowski and Senior Administrative Officer Grant Hood for meeting with the Econom… https://t.co/xWHPVDkMeL

Posted on Facebook The Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment visited Fort Providence on June 27 to hold a public hearing on Bill 46 Public Land Act. We were there ... (SCEDE Visit to Fort Providence June 27, 2019 Photo link) View post

Posted on Facebook The Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment visited Inuvik on June 27 to hold a public hearing on Bill 46 Public Land Act. Thanks to Mayor Natasha ... (SCEDE Visit to Inuvik June 28, 2019 Photo link) View post

Posted on Facebook The Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment visited Fort Simpson on June 26 to hold a public hearing on Bill 46 Public Land Act. Good turnout for ... (SCEDE Visit to Fort Simpson June 26, 2019 Photo link) View post

Posted on Facebook شكرا لكم! shukraan lakum! Thank you to the Islamic community for their Canada Day BBQ held today at Rotary Park! (Photos from Kevin O'Reilly MLA for Frame Lake's post Photo link) View post

Posted on Twitter شكرا لكم! shukraan lakum! Thank you to the Islamic community for their Canada Day BBQ held today at Rotary Park! https://t.co/Y2NZhy2V9D

Posted on Facebook Thaidene Nëné One Step Closer! GNWT and Parks Canada have completed preliminary screenings of their respective areas as part of Thaidene Nëné (the proposed East Arm park system). ... (reviewboard.ca link) View post

Two months ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Tabled Document 464-18(3): Giant Mine Perpetual Care Funding Options Tabled Document 465-18(3): Draft Report, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) - Development of Options for Consideration for Long Term Funding for Giant Mine Merci, Monsieur le President. I have two documents I would like to table. The first one is titled "Giant Mine Perpetual Care Funding Options," by the ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Outstanding Volunteer Award Nominee Merci, Monsieur le President. [Translation] Today, my Member's statement will concern residents of the riding of Frame Lake who were named in the category through volunteer ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Minister's Statement 211-18(3): Addressing the Caribou Crisis Merci, Monsieur le President. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Kam Lake, that Minister's Statement 210-18(3) addressing the caribou crisis be moved into Committee ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Written Question 10-18(3): Giant Mine Long-Term Funding Study The second set, Mr. Speaker, my questions are for the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, who serves as the lead on the Giant Mine Remediation ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 776-18(3): Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Plan Merci, Monsieur le President. Last week, this Assembly passed the historic changes to the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act that had been in ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters Thanks, Mr. Chair. I appreciate the hard work of the committee in reviewing the public accounts. I sat in on the proceeding. I also want to ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Written Question 9-18(3): Strategic Oil and Gas Ltd. Holdings in the NWT Merci, Monsieur le President. I have two sets. First set, my questions are for the Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment. It was responsibility for oil ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Merci, Monsieur le President. I'd like to recognize a couple of Pages from Frame Lake who have been here with us for this sitting, Carter Kasteel ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 152-18(3): Bill 38: Protected Areas Act - Motion No. 2 to Amend s. 98, Defeated Thanks, Mr. Chair. What I want to do is just read a sentence from a letter received from the Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated. This is a letter ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 146-18(3): Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment Report on the Review of Bill 38: Protected Areas Act - Coordination of Reports, Carried Thanks, Mr. Chair. I respect my colleague as chair, of course. I guess what this motion is trying to do is suggest or ensure that there ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 144-18(3): Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment Report on the Review of Bill 38: Protected Areas Act - Technical Working Groups for Development of Legislation, Carried Thanks, Mr. Chair. I can live without the recommendation as it reads, but I think the real issue here is trying to prevent a conflict from ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 149-18(3): Bill 38: Protected Areas Act - Motion to Amend s. 10(2), Defeated Thanks, Mr. Chair. Yes, I appreciate the comments that have been made by everybody, and I would like to respond to some of them in closing ...

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

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 No on Vote #209 on Bill 46, Public Land Act

Voted No on Vote #206 on Bill 47, Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures) 2019-2020

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 ...

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 ...

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