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MLA for Kam Lake

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


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Posted on Facebook Yesterday, I made a statement and asked several questions on the wait times for accessing Mental Health services here in the NWT. I will continue to work to ... (Mental Health | Health and Social Services link) View post

Yesterday

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, today, I would like to recognize a page, Ashley Sisson-Carlson from Kam Lake, and all the pages who have been ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Motion to Receive and Adopt Committee Report 11-18(3), Carried Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Thank you, colleagues. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River North, that Committee Report 11-18(3), Standing Committee on Government ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 574-18(3): Mental Health Services Wait Times Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Recently, the Minister spoke of new on-the-land healing programs that would address some of this backlog by providing more local options. There ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'm looking at a news article on the CBC from September of 2017, and in that it's quoted as saying that 215 ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Motion that Committee Report 11-18(3) Be Deemed Read and Printed in Hansard in its Entirety, Carried Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, I seconded by the honourable Member for the Sahtu, that Committee Report 11-18(3), Report on the Review of ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Mental Health Services Wait Times Mr. Speaker, I rise today to bring further attention to an issue which affects Northerners of all ages and walks of life, directly or indirectly, our ...

This week

Posted on Facebook Are there any interested Grade 9 and 10 students who would want to learn how the Legislature works? Learning the ins and outs of the legislative process can ... (Photos from Kieron Testart's post Photo link) View post

A week ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Member's statement on Canada Winter Games 2019 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, scores of youth athletes and their support teams are on their way to Red Deer, Alberta to compete in the ...

Posted on Facebook We are live in the Legislative Assembly - tune in and watch your MLAs at work (Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories Video link) View post

Posted on Facebook Response to the 2019 Budget View post

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Application of Manufactured Products Policy Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak on the Business Incentive Policy, which states: "The Government of the Northwest Territories is committed to encouraging local production ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Mr. Testart's Reply Mr. Speaker, I rise today to reply to the final operations and maintenance budget of the 18th Legislative Assembly. When this sitting of the House began ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 560-18(3): Application of Manufactured Products Policy in Procurement What I heard is the Minister confirm that the policy still applies, whatever the language of the document says. That is a good thing because, in ...

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.

Posted on Facebook The mineral industry is the most important economic driver of the NWT economy and its important we make our territory a more attractive place to invest. I welcome ... (Mixed reaction from MLAs as review of N.W.T.'s Mineral Resources Act begins | CBC News link) View post

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Private Sector Housing Solutions Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak to the concerns raised by constituents and the business community concerning the GNWT's market housing program. The framework is, ...

Posted on Facebook We will be live in the Legislative Assembly at 1:30pm today (Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories Video link) View post

Posted on Facebook (N.W.T. woman reps her Dene/Métis identity in Nordstrom ad campaign | CBC News link) View post

Posted on Facebook Kam Lakers! Are you interested in being a part of change in Health and Social Services? Well now is your chance to put your name forward to sit ... (Nominations for Regional Wellness Council | Health and Social Services link) View post

Posted on Twitter @Megan_Holsapple Leadership is also about being accountable for your decisions - which means you have to talk them… https://t.co/62NPWL9sMG

Posted on Twitter @Megan_Holsapple Similar arguments have been used to defend NWT Cabinet ministers in non-confidence motions. Leader… https://t.co/SVpD8ov9wj

Posted on Facebook BREAKING- #nwtpoli #ykpoli #yzf https://cabi... (No NTPC strike as union takes ‘difficult decision’ link) View post

Posted on Facebook No NTPC strike tomorrow. (No NTPC strike as union takes ‘difficult decision’ link) View post

Posted on Twitter No NTPC strike #nwtpoli https://t.co/g0rtfCnUQo

Posted on Twitter UNW has called off the strike as both parties move towards binding arbitration with the assistance of the mediator.… https://t.co/ftPAIzK8zG

Posted on Twitter I'm sorry to say that binding arbitration has been defeated 11-6. I had hoped for more vision and leadership from M… https://t.co/cwNcACeGSR

Posted on Twitter The debate starts now #NWTPoli #bindingarbitration #nostrike

Posted on Twitter The House is back in session and very soon MLAs will debate bringing a new solution to collective bargaining that e… https://t.co/bcWz0OUFXC

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Two students (thanks Sam & Seiji!) from Aurora College met with before the start of today's sitting with a letter f… https://t.co/jq4iMiVs33

Posted on Twitter 3/3 l action to get a fair deal for Northern workers and taxpayers alike. The votes will be counted this Friday and… https://t.co/E0uQKK1Dvx

Posted on Twitter 2/3 this measure. I have heard loud and clear that no one wants a strike and that the consequences of job action wo… https://t.co/3VFiEJX6JH

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 ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

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

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