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MLA for Frame Lake

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


Today

Posted on Facebook Proposed NWT Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Tax Representatives from the GNWT will be visiting the following communities to hold meetings to discuss the proposed sugar-sweetened drinks tax: January 28: Tuktoyaktuk ... (Have Your Say: Proposed NWT Sugar-sweetened Drinks Tax | Finance link) View post

Posted on Twitter Proposed NWT Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Tax GNWT will hold meetings to discuss the proposed sugar-sweetened drinks tax… https://t.co/cgKtqk9AGO

Yesterday

Posted on Facebook (Special Committee to Increase the Representation of Women Photo link) View post

Posted on Facebook Thanks to the Robert C. McLeod, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources for inviting me to attend the caribou consultations that the Tlicho Government and GNWT are hosting. ... (Tlicho Government-GNWT Caribou Consultations January 2019 Photo link) View post

This week

Posted on Facebook Is this the future for some NWT caribou? (‘A sad day’: two more B.C. mountain caribou herds now locally extinct | The Narwhal link) View post

A week ago

Posted on Facebook The NWT Human Right Commission has released this very helpful accessibility checklist. Thanks for doing this! (Accessibility Checklist – Northwest Territories Human Rights Commission link) View post

Posted on Facebook The City of Yellowknife has released the feasibility and benefits study for a university. You can see it at this link (pages 6-94): http://calen... (Polytechnic university in Yellowknife could cost $80M: report | CBC News link) View post

Posted on Twitter Briefing on the Bathurst and Bluenose-East Caribou Survey Results (continuation of Dec. 7, 2018 meeting) Wednesday… https://t.co/MyxI9PCBAF

Posted on Twitter Fort Smith, Inuvik and Yellowknife have joined together to push for a post-secondary education visioning process an… https://t.co/DvCmSjp0s1

Posted on Facebook Fort Smith, Inuvik and Yellowknife have joined together to push for a polytechnic university for the NWT. (FORT SMITH, INUVIK AND YELLOWKNIFE URGE THE GWNT TO DEVELOP THE VISION FOR POST SECONDARY EDUCATION link) View post

Posted on Facebook Public Briefing on the Bathurst and Bluenose-East Caribou Survey Results The Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment will receive a public briefing on the Bathurst and Bluenose-East ... View post

Posted on Facebook Glad to see Canada and the NWT taking a stand on protection of the Porcupine caribou herd. We need to do the same for all our herds, especially ... (Canada, First Nations express concern over U.S. Arctic drilling plans | CBC News link) View post

Posted on Facebook Federal funding announced for participants in environmental assessments in the NWT, Yukon and Nunavut. Welcome news as I've been pushing for this for 20 years. Northerners may finally ... (Government of Canada provides funding to facilitate Indigenous and Northerners’ participation in major project impact assessments in the North - Canada.ca link) View post

Posted on Twitter Funding announced for environmental assessments in the North. Been pushing this for 20 years. Northerners may fi… https://t.co/ZBiVPBminR

A month ago

Posted on Twitter This is how we learned about the new Senator for the NWT... Congratulations to Senator Anderson. https://t.co/GLNxu3CsGq

Posted on Twitter Public Meeting Audit Child and Family Services Wednesday, December 12, 2018 10:30 am--2 pm Committee Rm. A, Leg.… https://t.co/MXeey7e841

Two months ago

Posted on Twitter @Denistar08 @NorthernLefty Thanks Celine. I will ask the Committee Clerk to send you the presentation slides. You… https://t.co/Ds8Sf9DdJ1

Posted on Twitter Public Briefing on Caribou Range Plans The Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment public brief… https://t.co/tTjPglPNmV

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 ...

Three months ago

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 ...

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 ...

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!

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

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 ...

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 ...

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)