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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 I am sorry we are out of town and will miss the funeral for Isadore T'setta. Condolences to the family and all the Yellowknives Dene First Nation. He ... (Isadore Tsetta, Detah elder and former chief, remembered as a strong leader | CBC News link) View post

Posted on Facebook NWT Infrastructure vs. Nunavut's People Federal budget reflects NWT Cabinet priority of infrastructure over people. $18 million for Taltson expansion over three years or $125.5 million over 10 ... (Liberals 2019 federal budget promises $700M for Canada's North over next decade | CBC News link) View post

Posted on Twitter Canada Revenue Agency Lowest Return Airfare Consultation https://t.co/CmH81zYdzp Deadline is April 17, 2019. Unf… https://t.co/a4tzVVdFIE

This week

Posted on Facebook Canada Revenue Agency Lowest Return Airfare Consultation https://www.... Finally, the Canada Revenue Agency is conducting a review of the Lowest Return Airfare used for Northern Residents ... (Consultation on the lowest return airfare requirement for the northern residents deductions - Canada.ca link) View post

Posted on Facebook Just as the NWT Minister of Lands wants to roll back financial security requirements with Bill 46 Public Land Act, the Yukon is trying to figure out what ... (Yukon orders review of Wolverine Mine security payments | CBC News link) View post

A week ago

Posted on Facebook On March 8, I asked further questions of the Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment about Significant Discovery Licence for petroleum exploration. Two important points here. When the ... (mla-framelake.ca link) View post

Posted on Facebook One of the best things in the 2019-20 Budget is the introduction of a NWT Midwifery Program. This has been a long time coming and I acknowledged the ... (mla-framelake.ca link) View post

Posted on Facebook I voted against the 2019-20 Budget because of the lack of priority for the environment, housing, and economic diversification This budget continues to move the NWT in the ... (mla-framelake.ca link) View post

Posted on Facebook There is a NWT Consumer Protection Act but it is extremely weak. Here is the statement and questions I delivered earlier this week. Clearly consumer rights are not ... (mla-framelake.ca link) View post

Posted on Facebook Giant Mine Remediation Socio-Economic Benefits Specific targets for employment, contracting, training and apprenticeships seem to be as elusive as ever. This $1 billion project has the potential to ... (mla-framelake.ca link) View post

Posted on Facebook RED ALERT PART 2 The Premier missed the last two days of the sitting to attend the Arctic Oil and Gas Symposium. He gave the Keynote Address: Purgatory ... (mla-framelake.ca link) View post

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 ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 129-18(3): Independent Commission to Review Members' Benefits and Compensation 2018 Report on Members' Compensation and Benefits - Calculation of Members' Salaries, Defeated Thanks, Mr. Chair. I will not be supporting the recommendation from the commission which is the subject of this motion. It basically says that we should ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 701-18(3): Cremation Services Merci, Monsieur le President. On September 27, 2017, my private Member's bill, the Health Statutes Amendment Act, was passed. The Minister of Health and Social Services ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 119-18(3): Tabled Document 237-18(3): Independent Commission to Review Members' Benefits and Compensation 2018 Report on Members' Compensation and Benefits - Retirement Course Costs, Carried Thanks, Mr. Chair. Unlike the previous speaker, I will be supporting this. I think most good employers do actually provide some assistance with pension and retirement ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 115-18(3): Concurrence of Tabled Document 382-18(3): Supplementary Estimates (Operations Expenditures), No. 4, 2018-2019, Carried Thanks, Mr. Chair. I appreciate that information. I understand that the Minister is going to better define the maintenance policy for our schools. That is a ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Tabled Document 393-18(3): Letter dated February 25, 2019 from the Giant Mine Oversight Board regarding Comments on the Terms of Reference for the Giant Mine Remediation Project Socio-economic Advisory Body Tabled Document 394-18(3): Terms of Reference for the Socio-Economic Advisory Body: Giant Mine Remediation Project Merci, Monsieur le President. I have two documents that I would like to table. The first is a letter dated February 25, 2019, from the Giant ...

Two weeks ago

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

Posted on Twitter The Day the NWT Carbon Tax Almost Died... Cabinet's carbon tax plan rides on Bill 42 An Act to Amend the Petroleum… https://t.co/YbCjxM0TaF

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter See my remarks on Bill 36 An Act to Amend the Petroleum Resources Act: https://t.co/edYcAtNOJz

Posted on Twitter THE GREAT POST-DEVOLUTION RESOURCE GIVEAWAY GNWT has issued 10 Significant Discovery Licences for petroleum since… https://t.co/Ss6AWVJpwy

A month ago

Posted on Twitter Premier Bob McLeod and Caroline Cochrane, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment today announced the appoint… https://t.co/YnsSYcB5SF

Posted on Twitter Bill 36 Petroleum Resources Act amendments and Bill 37 Oil and Gas Operations Act amendments introduced in the Hous… https://t.co/xjJENnbDrF

Posted on Twitter Congratulations to the community of Lutsel K'e for the successful ratification vote to create Thaidene Nene and ano… https://t.co/Msq0XCekKF

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Posted on Twitter NTPC Strike Action Called Off The Northwest Territories Power Corporation strike action has been cancelled and the… https://t.co/PMcoX18oya

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)