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MLA for Kam Lake

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


Yesterday

Posted on Facebook (Ottawa to declare federal holiday to mark legacy of residential school system | CBC News link) View post

Posted on Twitter Ottawa to declare federal holiday to mark legacy of residential school system | CBC News https://t.co/QO6tBldtyF

Two days ago

Posted on Facebook (3 territorial capitals have highest percentage of recent pot users, says StatsCan | CBC News link) View post

Posted on Twitter 3 territorial capitals have highest percentage of recent pot users, says StatsCan | CBC News #nwtpoli https://t.co/x1VLBbKTuG

This week

Posted on Facebook I'm pleased to welcome Michael Burchill to my office as my new constituency assistant. Mike brings experience, enthusiasm and a fresh perspective on many important Northern issues. Thanks ... ( Photo link) View post

Posted on Twitter I'm pleased to welcome Michael Burchill to my office as my new constituency assistant. Mike brings experience, enth… https://t.co/jqytxky9ER

Posted on Facebook (Chief urges Indigenous business leaders to support Trans Mountain pipeline | CBC News link) View post

A week ago

Posted on Facebook I'm glad no one was hurt in the industrial fire and I hope there isn't any serious property damage. Thank you Yellowknife emergency services and bylaw for your ... (Bylaw on scene of industrial fire in Yellowknife's Kam Lake | CBC News link) View post

Posted on Twitter I'm glad no one was hurt in the industrial fire and I hope there isn't any serious property damage. Thank you Yello… https://t.co/twMjEaOldo

Posted on Facebook Tonight we celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the Detoncho Development Corporation, a proudly owned Indigenous business operating in the NWT. Detoncho is a proven model of success for ... ( Photo link) View post

Posted on Twitter Tonight we celebrated the 30th Anniversary of @DetonChoCorp, a proudly owned Indigenous business operating in the N… https://t.co/FwsQKFENyB

Posted on Facebook We had a wonderful long weekend at Lady Evelyn Falls. Sunshine, fresh air and beautiful scenery! I love getting away from the city to enjoy the spectacular natural ... ( Photo link) View post

Posted on Twitter We had a wonderful long weekend at Lady Evelyn Falls. Sunshine, fresh air and beautiful scenery! I love getting awa… https://t.co/PJ1ld0h1Bq

Posted on Facebook I hope everyone has a great August long weekend. Make sure to get out and enjoy the amazing Northern summer with friends and family! View post

Posted on Twitter I hope everyone has a great August long weekend. Make sure to get out and enjoy the amazing Northern summer with friends and family!

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter I've enjoyed gaming my whole life and @Ptarmicon is an awesome event that's getting better every year! I hope to se… https://t.co/otqoac3gNn

Posted on Twitter Congratulations to Gladys Norwegian on her election as Grand Chief of the Dehcho First Nations! I look forward to w… https://t.co/WEjgPgs3OD

Posted on Facebook Another amazing year at the North's best music festival! Loving it Folk On The Rocks 2018 #yzf #folkontherocks #summer2018 ( Photo link) View post

Posted on Twitter Another amazing year at the North's best music festival! Loving it @FolkontheRocks #yzf #folkontherocks #summer2018 https://t.co/pEjjl9faRL

A month ago

Posted on Facebook I had a great day visiting with my friend and colleague Michael Nadli in Fort Providence and at the summer camp on the Kaazha ndee (Horn River). Beautiful ... ( Photo link) View post

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 ...

Two 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 ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca MLAs reject call for audit of Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk highway project 1 comments. If Auditor General Michael Ferguson decides to audit the process to build the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway, it won't be because the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly asked him to. MLAs voted down a motion last week from Kam Lake MLA ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca MLAs reject call for audit of Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk highway project If Auditor General Michael Ferguson decides to audit the process to build the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway, it won't be because the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly asked him to. MLAs voted down a motion last week from Kam Lake MLA Kieron ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by Cabin Radio Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk highway reopens for cars The territorial government is reopening the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk highway to cars as of 7pm on Friday. The road, which officially opened six months ago, closed again on May 12 owing to soft, slippery conditions which threatened to strand some vehicles.

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 ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 349-18(3): Taltson Hydro Expansion Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I am very concerned about the ongoing power increases that are affecting my constituents. I see the Taltson hydro expansion ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 72-18(3): Committee Report 8-18(3): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of the 2016-2017 Public Accounts of the Government of the Northwest Territories - French Translation of Annual Reports Required Under GNWT Planning and Accountability Framework, Carried Mr. Chair, I move that this Assembly recommend that the Department of Finance continue its efforts to ensure that all annual reports required under the GNWT's ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 73-18(3): Committee Report 8-18(3): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of the 2016-2017 Public Accounts of the Government of the Northwest Territories - Comprehensive Response to Report within 120 Days, Carried Merci, Monsieur le President. I move that this Assembly recommend that the Government of the Northwest Territories provide a response to this report within 120 days. ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 66-18(3): Committee Report 8-18(3): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of the 2016-2017 Public Accounts of the Government of the Northwest Territories - Support to Complete Year-end Report under the Financial Administration Act, Carried Mr. Chair, I move that this Assembly recommends that the Office of the Comptroller General in the Department of Finance consider, and report back to the ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Bill 6: Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Implementation Act, Carried Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to request a recorded vote. Thank you.

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters Thank you, Mr. Chair. Yesterday, the Standing Committee on Government Operations presented its Report on the Review of the 2016-2017 Public Accounts of the Government of ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 70-18(3): Committee Report 8-18(3): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of the 2016-2017 Public Accounts of the Government of the Northwest Territories - Reporting of Student Loan Remissions, Carried Mr. Chair, I move that this Assembly recommends that the Department of Finance give consideration to reporting student loan remissions in another schedule of the public ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Power Rate Increases Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I, too, would like to rise on the occasion of Power Rate Increase Day. Effective today, the Northwest Territories Power Corporation will ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 69-18(3): Committee Report 8-18(3): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of the 2016-2017 Public Accounts of the Government of the Northwest Territories - Improvement in Reporting on Debt Servicing and Infrastructure Financing, Carried Thank you, Mr. Chair. I do want to commend the Office of the Comptroller General for taking previous year's review seriously and bringing more detailed analysis ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 71-18(3): Committee Report 8-18(3): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of the 2016-2017 Public Accounts of the Government of the Northwest Territories - Protection of Privacy in Non-Consolidated Schedule of Bad Debts, Write-offs and Student Loan Remissions, Carried Thank you, and I'd like to thank the honourable Member for Frame Lake for really championing this issue of student loan remissions in the public accounts. ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 67-18(3): Committee Report 8-18(3): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of the 2016-2017 Public Accounts of the Government of the Northwest Territories - Treatment of P3 Projects in Consolidated Public Accounts, Carried Thank you, Mr. Chair. Currently, in the public accounts, P3 information is scattered across several schedules. In our discussions with the Auditor General, we understand that ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Support for recovering addicts in the NWT inadequate, says health minister The N.W.T. government is looking at ways to improve after-care for people struggling with addictions in the territory. Health Minister Glen Abernethy discussed the issue in the Legislative Assembly Tuesday afternoon. "I don't think we're necessarily ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Support for recovering addicts in the NWT inadequate, says health minister The N.W.T. government is looking at ways to improve after-care for people struggling with addictions in the territory. Health Minister Glen Abernethy discussed the issue in the Legislative Assembly Tuesday afternoon. "I don't think we're necessarily ...

More than three months ago

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