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MLA for Kam Lake

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


Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Happy National Indigenous Peoples' Day! The story of Canada begins with its first peoples and today we recognize th… https://t.co/y2RlGABhKZ

Posted on Facebook Happy National Indigenous Peoples' Day! The story of Canada begins with its first peoples and today we recognize the importance of Indigenous peoples to our culture, society and ... ( Photo link) View post

Three days ago

Posted on Facebook (Senate passes pot bill, paving way for legal weed in 8 to 12 weeks | CBC News link) View post

Posted on Twitter https://t.co/yufDcxuiPk

Posted on Facebook (Michael McLeod link) View post

Posted on Twitter @ObscuraMentis You mean Sjælland? https://t.co/Tq0EcaTTzw

A week 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 ...

Posted on Twitter A big day for the Nunavut Legislative Assembly as MLAs vote overwhelmingly to remove Paul Quassa as Premier. It tak… https://t.co/V2xDKNL4jT

Posted on Twitter @juliegreenMLA It would appear that it was a free vote based on the results 16-2

Posted on Twitter @KyleWith Looking great! But is there a supplement I can take that does all the work for me without all the effort? 😆

Posted on Twitter Interesting that the stock defence against a confidence motion in NWT/NU legs is to evoke "consensus government", a… https://t.co/5uAfS2S3RV

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 ...

Posted on Twitter The World Cup is coming to Canada in 2026! #FIFAWorldCup https://t.co/I6Xg1YBkMJ

Posted on Facebook I wanted to start a conversation with Northerners about our democracy in the NWT. While I am pleased that local media is continuing this important discussion I want ... (After Ford’s win, NWT MLA decides consensus govt must change link) View post

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 ...

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter wow that was over fast... #OntarioVotes #onpoli

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 ...

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.

Three weeks ago

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 ...

Posted on Facebook (Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk highway reopens for cars link) View post

Posted on Twitter Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk highway reopens for cars #nwtpoli https://t.co/3m3vufD8N8

Posted on Facebook We fought till the end to break up the soon-to-be GNWT monopoly on cannabis but were sadly defeated. I'll have more to say tomorrow, thank you to everyone ... View post

Posted on Facebook Later today MLAs will be voting on the GNWT's proposed cannabis laws. Regular Members working with Minister Sebert have already made 18 amendments to the Bill and passed ... View post

Posted on Facebook Today the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment tabled the Aurora College Foundational Review which recommends that the GNWT adopt an ambitious plan to transform a struggling College ... (Review proposes transforming Aurora College into polytechnic university | CBC News link) View post

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 ...

Posted on Facebook I'm very pleased to see that Minister Abernethy and the GNWT are taking addictions treatment seriously. I've been supporting my constituent Jennifer Lafferty with her advocacy for stronger ... (Support for recovering addicts in the N.W.T. flawed says health minister | CBC News link) View post

Mentioned by CBC.ca NWT gov't looking to improve addictions after care 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 ...

Posted on Facebook Today in the House I was very proud to present a petition on behalf of my constituent Jennifer Lafferty. Jennifer has been working hard on gathering support for ... ( Photo link) View post

Mentioned by My Yellowknife Now Legislative Assembly holds clause-by-clause on pot bill The Legislative Assembly's standing committees on social development and government operations held a public clause-by-clause debate on Bill 6 – the Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Implementation Act – today with Minister of Justice Louis Sebert ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Debate over private cannabis sales leaves MLAs at odds with NWT justice minister Members of the Northwest Territories legislative assembly focused on private cannabis sales as they publicly debated individual sections of Bill 6 — the territory's proposed Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Implementation Act — Monday morning ...

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