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MLA for Kam Lake

Won his last election, in 2015, with 58% of the vote.


Today

Posted on Twitter Polls close soon Yellowknife! Get out and VOTE!!! #ykvotes2018 #yzf

Posted on Facebook Session will be live at 1:30pm today - watch it here #nwtpoli (Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories Video link) View post

Posted on Facebook Flu season is upon us. Check out the link below to find out where you can get your free flu shot https://www.... (2018 Walk-In Flu Clinics | Health and Social Services link) View post

Posted on Facebook It's civic election day in Yellowknife and it's been great seeing so many YKers getting involved in the election. I've been really impressed with the sincere commitment of ... ( Photo link) View post

Posted on Twitter It's civic election day in Yellowknife and it's been great seeing so many YKers getting involved in the election. I… https://t.co/vdD1wL6ip1

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. The territory is budgeting to spend $325 million on ... An ...

Three days ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition of Visitors in the Gallery Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I'd like to recognize my parents, Terry Testart and Maureen Marshall, and my aunt Lillian Testart. Everything I've learned about good public ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Orange Shirt Day Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I want to speak on a topic today which is important to all Northerners: reconciliation within Indigenous peoples. For over ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters Thank you, Mr. Chair. I move that the chair rise and report progress.

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 377-18(3): Impact Of Generation Equipment Failure Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker, and thank you, colleagues. The Snare Forks hydro facility has been reported as having a bearing failure, and now the ...

Posted on Facebook The Snare Forks hydro facility has failed due to a bearing fault, which has removed 4.3 MW, equaling just about 15 percent of generating capacity from the NWT ... ( Photo link) View post

Posted on Facebook Great to see my parents Maureen and Terry, and my aunt Lillian drop by the Legislative Assembly today. Everything I've learned about good public service I owe to ... ( Photo link) View post

Mentioned by Cabin Radio Legislature: Schumann rules out Tuk as new barge base Schumann has, several times, reiterated the territory will not pass on the cost of the unexpected cargo flights to residents – though, clearly, the NWT must reallocate the money from somewhere. It's not clear where, exactly, the ... Also on Thursday in ...

Posted on Twitter Great to see my parents Maureen and Terry, and my aunt Lillian drop by the Legislative Assembly today. Everything I… https://t.co/MbmaNr37Sj

This week

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition of Visitors in the Gallery Merci, Monsieur le President. I would like to recognize a long-time friend of mine, Mr. Michael Beauchamp, who joins us today as a visitor in the ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Bill 7: Chartered Professional Accountants Act Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I wish to report to the Assembly that the Standing Committee on Government Operations has reviewed Bill 7, Chartered Professional Accountants Act. ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on State Of The Territory Monsieur le President, as the 18th Legislative Assembly enters the final year of its term, it is important to take stock of the state of affairs ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Bill 20: The Ombudsperson Act Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, your committee would like to report on its consideration of Bill 20, The Ombudsperson Act. Bill 20 received second reading ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Bill 8: Emergency Management Act Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, your committee would like to report on consideration of Bill 8, Emergency Management Act. Bill 8 received second reading in ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 359-18(3): Mandate Of The 18th Legislative Assembly Merci, Monsieur le President. At this point in the life of the 18th Assembly, we ought to be able to see clear results from the success ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Bill 18: Cities, Towns And Villages Act Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, your committee would like to report its consideration of Bill 18, Cities, Towns and Villages Act. Bill 18 received second ...

Posted on Facebook First day of Session here at the Legislature - tune into this live feed to follow NWT MLAs at work #ntwpoli (Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories Video link) View post

Posted on Facebook The first day of the Fall sitting started with a big announcement from the Hon. Catherine McKenna on behalf of the federal government of $23 million from the ... ( Photo link) View post

Mentioned by CBC.ca Cannabis, carbon tax and college: Spring leftovers linger as NWT MLAs return to legislature Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod and other territorial government officials released the final details of the N.W.T.'s marijuana policy on Wednesday, but expect regular MLAs to continue bringing this up in the Legislative Assembly. MLAs and residents ...

Posted on Twitter Speaking to the new funding @cathmckenna says "these changes will help save money, create opportunities for contrac… https://t.co/T9hC3nuzHJ

Posted on Twitter Big announcement today from the @cathmckenna on behalf of the federal government of $23 million from the low carbon… https://t.co/m4iuQEgA9A

Posted on Facebook (Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories Video link) View post

Posted on Twitter Grabbed an hockey donut from Timmy's before our flight home to YK. #timhortons #hockey #donuts🍩 https://t.co/C9kw6voFXT

A week ago

Posted on Facebook Happy Thanksgiving! I'm thankful for the time shared with loved ones this weekend and the continued love and support my family every day. I hope you had a ... ( Photo link) View post

Posted on Twitter Happy Thanksgiving! I'm thankful for the time shared with loved ones this weekend and the continued love and suppor… https://t.co/jUSXWx5JoK

Posted on Twitter Wonderful things to see at the Remai Modern in Saskatoon! We had an awesome time experiencing the sights and sounds… https://t.co/5UIq40WqzJ

Posted on Twitter Exploring our artistic side this afternoon at the Remai Modern in Saskatoon! #yxe #modernart #remaimodern https://t.co/nFPCawVu7w

Posted on Twitter Beautiful view of downtown Saskatoon and the Besborough Hotel paddling down the South Saskatchewan River. #yxe… https://t.co/TAk4fIbHy1

Posted on Facebook Paddling the South Saskatchewan River with Corbin and Joel on a beautiful autumn afternoon. It's beautiful here! #yxe #southsaskatchewanriver #paddling #urbancanoeing ( Photo link) View post

A month ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca Possibility of NWT government strike looms at budget hearing Northwest Territories government employees represented by the Union of Northern Workers could go on strike as early as November, the union's president told CBC News during a public hearing held on Friday about the next territorial budget. The hearing ...

Mentioned by Cabin Radio Your guide to the NWT's financial health for 2019-20 Want to know how the territorial government thinks its finances are looking for the year ahead? Here's the latest outlook. Territorial MLAs spent Friday questioning Finance Minister Robert C McLeod about the territory's financial health and its plans ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca NWT gov't trying to 'wriggle out' of carbon tax policy, says critic The Kam Lake MLA Kieron Testart chaired the Standing Committee which evaluated the proposed plan. He said this was a critical first step in addressing climate change. He called the new plan a "good way to approach the carbon tax as a made-in-the-North ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca NWT Heritage Fund not keeping up with inflation, gov't borrows money to feed it Kam Lake MLA Kieron Testart said MLAs have asked questions about the loan, and the answer came down to misaligned projections about how much royalty money was coming in. "We're not talking about a private business," he said. "It's all based on ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Yahoo News Canada (blog) Yellowknife woman raises concerns of cultural bias in health-care system 'It's unacceptable'. Lafferty has shared her experience with Kam Lake MLA Kieron Testart who said "it's unacceptable" and an example of cultural bias that needs to be addressed through meaningful action. "It's just really disappointing ... Testart said ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Yellowknife woman raises concerns of cultural bias in health-care system David Maguire, spokesperson for the N.W.T. Health and Social Services Authority, said it's committed to providing culturally safe care to patients. The health authority offers an Indigenous wellness program and has a resident elder on staff, while ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Yellowknife woman raises concerns of cultural bias in health-care system David Maguire, spokesperson for the N.W.T. Health and Social Services Authority, said it's committed to providing culturally safe care to patients. The health authority offers an Indigenous wellness program and has a resident elder on staff, while ...

Mentioned by Cabin Radio Rolling Updates: Inclusive garden, Helmets for Hardy, Dehcho wildfire – updated Saturday, 4pm ... at a conference in Yellowknife heard last week. Story by Ollie Williams. 14:41 The NWT Disabilities Council opened an inclusive garden in Yellowknife, while Helmets for Hardy returned for an unexpected sixth year giving out helmets to Yellowknife ...

Mentioned by Cabin Radio After Ford's win, NWT MLA decides consensus govt must change ... Northwest Territories. Kieron Testart, who has represented the city's Kam Lake riding since 2015, took to Facebook to reflect on a divisive win for Ford's Progressive Conservatives in the southern province – what Testart called “a vote for change ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to recognize my constituency assistant, Mr. Garrett Cochrane, who is in the gallery today. He's been helping me behind ...

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

Voted Yes on Vote #101 on Bill 27, An Act to Amend the Environmental Protection Act

Voted Yes on Vote #100 on Bill 27, An Act to Amend the Environmental Protection Act