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MLA for Kam Lake

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


Today

Posted on Twitter It's been great working with my assistants Garett Cochrane and Michael Burchill over the years. Kam Lake constituen… https://t.co/OQwtnu4P5Q

Posted on Facebook It's been great working with my assistants Garett Cochrane and Michael Burchill over the years. Kam Lake constituents have been well served by their hard work and dedication ... ( Photo link) View post

Yesterday

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Tax Incentives to Support Economic Development Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Today I rise to speak on the subject of tax incentives. Tax incentives are an effective way to stimulate and encourage certain ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Motion to Receive and Adopt Committee Report 37-18(3), Carried Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River North, that Committee Report 37-18(3), Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I, too, would like to recognize Chief Ed Sangris. I haven't had the chance to congratulate him in person, so I am ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Motion that Committee Report 37-18(3) be Deemed Read and Printed in Hansard in its Entirety, Carried Mr. Speaker, your Standing Committee on Government Operations is pleased to provide its record on transition matters and commends it to the House. I move, seconded ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters Thank you, Mr. Chair. When I ran to represent the people of Kam Lake, one of my commitments was to advocate for new infrastructure investment in ...

Posted on Twitter Wonderful to reflect on the last four years Dissolution Dinner with my colleagues, family and friends. Its been an… https://t.co/kI5pqH3U24

Posted on Facebook Tune in live to see the second last day of the 18th Assembly's proceedings (Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories link) View post

Posted on Facebook ***Please be advised*** #nwtpoli #ykpoli #yzf https://cabi... (Northwest Territories declares syphilis outbreak link) View post

Two days ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to recognize two of my constituents who have joined us today, Ms. Caitlin Cleveland and Ms. Elsie DeRoose. Thank ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 247-18(3): Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment Report on the Process Used for Devolution Legislative Initiatives - Protocols for Engagement in Development of Legislation, Carried Thank you. I support this motion, as well. I'm a bit surprised to have a suggestion that this motion is in some way troublesome. This is ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 252-18(3): Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment Report on the Process Used for Devolution Legislative Initiatives - Comprehensive Briefing on Legislative Process for Technical Working Group, Carried Thank you, Mr. Chair. I think in addition to the chair's comments about kind of broader public knowledge of what a standing committee is, what Regular ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I want to start in addressing this bill by confirming my support for this, for Bill 34, and I will confine the ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Waste Resource Management and Single-Use Plastics Ban Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Today I rise on a multifaceted issue that several constituents have brought to my attention: single-use plastics and the sustainability of our ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 246-18(3): Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment Report on the Perceptions Held by Northern Businesses Toward the Government of the Northwest Territories' Procurement Processes - Government Response to Recommendations, carried Thank you, Mr. Chair. I really am appreciative of the committee staff and the committee members who worked on this report, but staff really deserves an ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 258-18(3): Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment Report on the Process Used for Devolution Legislative Initiatives - Federal Concurrence, Carried Thank you, Mr. Chair. My colleagues and I were just discussing who should speak to this, because this was an issue that occurred in our review ...

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Posted on Facebook I would like to congratulate all members of Team NWT for their performance. Our athletes were excellent ambassadors of our northern spirit and territory, but I want to ... ( Photo link) View post

Three days ago

Posted on Facebook Tune in live today to see the Order of the NWT awards #nwtpoli #ykpoli #yzf https://www.... (Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories link) View post

Posted on Facebook The 2019 recipients of the Order of the Northwest Territories are Mrs. Lyda Fuller of Yellowknife and Mr. Joe McBryan of Hay River. I want to extent my ... (Photos from Kieron Testart's post Photo link) View post

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This week

Posted on Facebook The Municipal Funding gap is no laughing matter. $40 million that will support our communities, create more than 200 jobs and raise our quality of life is a ... (Funding gap with N.W.T. municipalities should be election issue, mayors say | CBC News link) View post

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A week ago

Voted Yes on Vote #254 on Bill 48, Post-Secondary Education Act

Voted Yes on Vote #253 on Bill 37, An Act to Amend the Oil and Gas Operations Act

Voted Yes on Vote #252 on Bill 36, An Act to Amend the Petroleum Resources Act

Voted Yes on Vote #251 on Bill 58, Justice Administration Statutes Amendment Act

Voted Yes on Vote #250 on Bill 57, An Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act

Voted Yes on Vote #249 on Bill 54, Standard Interest Rates Statutes Amendment Act

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter You can read my full platform for 2019 - Bold Northern Vision - here: https://t.co/2UG62j8ngp #nwtpoli #kamlake #KT4KAM

Posted on Twitter You can read my full platform for 2019 - Bold Northern Vision - here: https://t.co/umwcCCs9R0 #nwtpoli #kamlake #KT4KAM

Posted on Twitter Time to make it official! I will be running for a second term. It's been an honour to serve the people of Kam Lake… https://t.co/PZuLDU8tti

A month ago

Posted on Twitter Great to see 2 women candidates have declared for Kam Lake. I love elections & healthy competition is just what our… https://t.co/6yboa70isi

Posted on Twitter Canada announces $2M for research into carbon neutral mining at Gahcho Kue mine https://t.co/GSU45nhrma

Posted on Twitter Great meeting the Hon. Ahmed Hussen, federal Minister for Citizenship and Immigration, who spent the day in Yellowk… https://t.co/vQEZWxvymP

Posted on Twitter We took our new truck out to beautiful Prelude Lake this weekend. It's always great to be outdoors in the spectacul… https://t.co/pg8aViyWql

Posted on Twitter Another amazing Folk on the Rocks festival weekend! The North premier music festival never disappoints. Have fun an… https://t.co/SdV6xoZALj

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Cabin Radio 'Shared platform' for 2019 election – but it's not a party Kam Lake MLA Kieron Testart will launch a “shared platform” for the 2019 territorial election, with the aim of a candidate in every riding representing a common set of policies under one name. However, Testart denied the concept amounts to a political ...

Mentioned by Yahoo News Canada (blog) As Indigenous patients tell 'horror stories,' minister says changes coming to NWT health care The Northwest Territories government says it's committed to making the territory's health and social services system free from prejudice, but some Indigenous people say they're still facing challenges. In June, Health and Social Services Minister Glen ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca As Indigenous patients tell 'horror stories,' minister says changes coming to NWT health care Testart told the Legislative Assembly he's heard "horror stories" from Indigenous residents across the N.W.T. and that it's "disheartening to hear about the instances of misdiagnosis and neglect." Especially in communities, he said many people are told ...

Mentioned by CKLB News (press release) Two NWT cabinet ministers survive non-confidence votes Two NWT cabinet ministers survive non-confidence votes. TOPICS:Ministers survive. Photo courtesy of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories - Facebook page ... Wally Schumann keeps his portfolios as Infrastructure Minister and Minister of ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca NWT Health and Infrastructure ministers feel vindicated, plan to stay the course. The Northwest Territories government will continue on with few changes as two embattled cabinet ministers comfortably survived non-confidence votes in the N.W.T. Legislative Assembly Wednesday. Health Minister Glen Abernethy ... He felt that the ...

Mentioned by Yahoo News Canada (blog) NWT gov't accused of prioritizing private business over communities during MTS cargo update Kam Lake MLA Kieron Testart pressed Schumann and his assistant deputy minister, John Vandenberg, about the private contracts and their impact on the cancellations Wednesday morning, shortly before Schumann faced a non-confidence vote in the ...

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 The motion to remove Schumann from cabinet was brought forth by Kam Lake MLA Testart, who gave a scathing statement criticizing his handling of an MTS barge cancellation earlier this month that left the N.W.T. community of Paulatuk and the Nunavut ...

Mentioned by Cabin Radio Schumann survives removal attempt, Abernethy vote to come Infrastructure Minister Wally Schumann survived a bid to remove him from cabinet by 12 votes to six in the legislature on Wednesday. Schumann was supported by Nunakput MLA Herb Nakimayak – whose constituents are at the heart of the barge resupply ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca NWT gov't accused of prioritizing private business over communities during MTS cargo update During a Wednesday update on cargo being shipped to three communities affected by a government barge cancellation, N.W.T. government officials faced accusations that the shipping issues were partially caused by prioritizing private contracts. ... Kam ...

Mentioned by Yahoo News Canada (blog) Illegal tour operators in NWT under control, says tourism minister The minister responsible for tourism in the Northwest Territories says the government is doing more to combat illegal tour operators, but insists the problem is under control. Wally Schumann, the infrastructure, tourism and investment minister, faced ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Illegal tour operators in NWT under control, says tourism minister ... the Northwest Territories says the government is doing more to combat illegal tour operators, but insists the problem is under control. Wally Schumann, the infrastructure, tourism and investment minister, faced questioning from Kam Lake MLA Kieron ...