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MLA for Kam Lake

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


Yesterday

Posted on Facebook https://www.... (Health advisory issued as wildfire smoke settles over NWT link) View post

Two days ago

Posted on Facebook Come on out Thursday June19th to the Festival on Franklin Cabin Radio's list of dunk tank participants this year includes (schedule correct as of Monday, June 17): 6pm: ... (Festival on Franklin 2019: Map and dunk tank list link) View post

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Happy Father's Day! I'm so grateful to have a thoughtful and caring son. It's the little moments that makes it all… https://t.co/1s80SCtK8d

This week

Posted on Facebook It was great to see such a large turnout for the Aboriginal Honour Ceremony at Sir John Franklin! Congratulations to all the grads! I wish you all the ... (Photos from Kieron Testart's post Photo link) View post

Posted on Facebook It was great to see such a large turnout for the Aboriginal Honour Ceremony at Sir John Franklin! Congratulations to all the grads! I wish you all the ... (Photos from Kieron Testart's post Photo link) View post

Posted on Twitter A powerful speech on culture, identity & empowerment from Kyla LeSage at the 15th Annual Honour Ceremony Program fo… https://t.co/ebrSP4wRFJ

Posted on Facebook I'm thankful to have a Senate that works to address issues that aren't always a big priority for most southern politicians. Northern development has lagged for so many ... (Senate report calls on Ottawa to fix 'neglected' Arctic | CBC News link) View post

Posted on Twitter Senate report calls on Ottawa to fix 'neglected' Arctic https://t.co/8pFj3zWJY5

A week ago

Posted on Facebook I'm saddened to learn of the death of Sandra Lockhart. I knew Sandra for many years and admired her passion and dedication to Indigenous Peoples and in particular ... View post

Posted on Facebook https://www.... (New discovery at Gahcho Kué mine could be good news for N.W.T., company bottom line | CBC News link) View post

Posted on Twitter I'm saddened to learn of the death of Sandra Lockhart. I knew Sandra for many years & admired her passion and dedic… https://t.co/4SDAEJvPwd

Posted on Facebook "Last Thursday, Kam Lake MLA Kieron Testart said in the legislature: "Many residents have been concerned about tearing down what seems to be a viable asset and whether ... ($20M plan turning Bellanca tower into homes never went ahead link) View post

Posted on Facebook I am glad to see that the RCMP are stepping up patrols and investigating this situation further. This is troubling news to say the least. Stay vigilant and ... (Yellowknife RCMP warn of suspicious person in car for 2nd time in a week | CBC News link) View post

Posted on Facebook Below is the list of statements I made in the Legislature since the beginning of 2019. Statement List Spring Sitting 2019 Economic Impacts of GNWT Actions View post

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Written Question 11-18(3): Workers' Safety and Compensation Commission Fees and Compensation Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I have the following questions for the honourable Minister responsible for the Workers' Safety and Compensation Commission. Please account for the total ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 778-18(3): Bellanca Building I do share the Minister's caution. It is not all that appropriate for governments to reach in to private commercial matters, but there is some precedent ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 154-18(3): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of the 2017-2018 Public Accounts of the Government of the Northwest Territories - Best Practices for Public Financial Reporting, Carried Thank you, Mr. Chair. One of the sources that we often look at to understand public sector accounting and how governments report on their own finances ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 156-18(3): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of the 2017-2018 Public Accounts of the Government of the Northwest Territories - Response within 120 Days, Carried Thank you, Mr. Chair. I move that this Assembly recommends that the Government of the Northwest Territories provide a response to this report within 120 days. ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters Thank you, Mr. Chair. This marks the final review of public accounts for the Standing Committee on Government Operations in the life of the 18th Assembly. ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 153-18(3): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of the 2017-2018 Public Accounts of the Government of the Northwest Territories - Consolidated Budget, Carried Thank you, Mr. Chair. I will just point out that, in our ongoing quest for more plain-language documents when it comes to very complex public-sector accounting ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 155-18(3): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of the 2017-2018 Public Accounts of the Government of the Northwest Territories - Public Disclosure of Contaminated Sites, Carried Thank you, Mr. Chair. Environmental liability has been a subject of interest for the committee over the years reviewing the public accounts. Again, the transparency around ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on D-Day Commemoration Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Today, I rise to commemorate the sacrifices made by Allied soldiers on the shores of Normandy, France, 75 years ago today. Canadian ...

Posted on Twitter Tom Beaulieu announced his retirement from politics a little while ago and today we recognized his many years of pu… https://t.co/BuCEcpR4eM

Posted on Twitter Today marks the 75 anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy. I hope that everyone can find a moment today to r… https://t.co/tegIfyskFO

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I'd like to recognize a resident of the Kam Lake riding, Ms. Claudia Parker, who was also inducted into the Education Hall ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 152-18(3): Bill 38: Protected Areas Act - Motion No. 2 to Amend s. 98, Defeated Yes, yes, thank you. Thank you to my colleague who just handed me a piece of paper. Mr. Chair, again, we've had a spirited debate around ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Report 19-18(3): Review of the 2017-2018 Public Accounts of the Government of the Northwest Territories Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, the Standing Committee on Government Operations is pleased to present its report on the review of the 2017-2018 Public Accounts ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 150-18(3): Bill 38: Protected Areas Act - Motion to Amend s. 10(6), Defeated Thank you, Mr. Chair. I think the idea of legislative timelines is a very good idea, or by regulation, but timelines provide certainty and clarity to ...

Posted on Twitter Yesterday in the Legislative @AssemblyNWT I made a statement on Filipino Heritage month celebrating the contributio… https://t.co/udR3FglJOb

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter My thoughts are with the Rudkevitch family tonight. Arctic Farmer is a staple of the Yellowknife business community… https://t.co/r9DS31M90b

Posted on Twitter It was an absolute pleasure to have met so many Honorary Colonels from all over Canada last night at JTFN HQ here i… https://t.co/q5Nx3bBHLN

Posted on Twitter The CCGSD is hosting a 2SLGBTQIA+ musuem consultation next week and would appreciate for you to participate if you… https://t.co/fe4kr3qgNQ

Three months ago

Voted No on Vote #182 on Bill 42, An Act to Amend the Petroleum Products Tax Act

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 ...

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