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MLA for Thebacha

Won his last election, in 2015, with 43% of the vote.


Yesterday

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Bill 45: Corrections Act Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River south, that Bill 45, Corrections Act, be read for the third time; and, Mr. ...

Two days ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 242-18(3): Standing Committee on Social Development Report on the Review of Bill 45: Corrections Act - Government Response to Recommendations, Carried Thank you, Mr. Chair. I am here today to discuss Bill 45, Corrections Act. The purpose of Bill 45 is to repeal and replace the current ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 243-18(3): Bill 45: Corrections Act - Amend Clause 40.1(5), Carried Thank you, Mr. Chair. Cabinet will be supporting this motion. Thank you.

Three days ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 838-18(3): South Mackenzie Correctional Centre Therapeutic Model Yes, thank you, Mr. Speaker. There are certain steps that have to be developed in the therapeutic community at SMCC and, of course, these are being ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Minister's Statement 234-18(3): Improving Access to Services for Residents of the Northwest Territories Mr. Speaker, the Department of Justice, under the Community Justice and Policing Division, has been leading an innovative "whole of government" pilot program in Yellowknife called ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Bill 46: Public Land Act Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 46, Public Land Act, be read for the third time; and, ...

This week

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to recognize Rachel Dell, the curator of the Northern Life Museum and Culture Centre in Fort Smith. I would ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recorded Vote I would like to thank committee for all of their work on this. I know that there has been a lot of time pressure on it, ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 202-18(3): Standing Committee on Economic Development and the Environment Report on the Review of Bill 46: Public Land Act - Consultation on Amendment of Regulations for the Public Land Act, Carried Thank you, Mr. Chair. I am here to present Bill 46, Public Land Act. The purpose of the bill to is establish the rules for creating ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 205-18(3): Bill 46: Public Land Act - Addition following clause 61, Defeated Yes, thank you, Mr. Chair. This motion would require things such as land withdrawal orders to be pre-published, and we have some concerns about that, that ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 204-18(3): Bill 46: Public Land Act - Amend Clause 8 with addition after sub clause (1), Defeated Thank you, Mr. Chair. We have already set out some of the reasons and our concerns about the "shall" rather than "may." I won't go into ...

A week ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 818-18(3): Sexual Assault Reporting Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I can advise that the meeting referred to did take place in mid-June and was well attended. The department is in the ...

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

More than three months ago

Introduced legislation Government Bill 46, Public Land Act

Introduced legislation Government Bill 45, Corrections Act

Introduced legislation Government Bill 30, An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act

Introduced legislation Government Bill 29, An Act to Amend the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act

Mentioned by Cabin Radio A sell-out here, a slow day there: day one of legal NWT cannabis In Yellowknife, cannabis was completely sold out by 5:30pm. In Fort Smith, revenue hit $7,500. In Fort Simpson, sales were steady. In Norman Wells, they were slow. Day one of legal cannabis in the Northwest Territories saw residents appear undeterred ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Parents of Australian teen killed on Inuvik job site bring NWT gov't to court The parents of a 19-year-old Australian man killed on an Inuvik job site are bringing the Government of the Northwest Territories to court for not ordering a coroner's inquest into their son's death. David Vinnicombe was working for Allen Services ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca NWT Heritage Fund not keeping up with inflation, gov't borrows money to feed it Five years into the Northwest Territories Heritage Fund, the balance is sitting at $17.1 million and doesn't appear to be keeping up with inflation. On top of that, the Department of Finance has borrowed money to feed the fund. On Feb. 24, 2016 ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Tlicho 'extremely disappointed' with NWT government court action on NICO mining project The Tlicho government said it was blindsided by the territorial government's decision to turn to the courts to end a negotiation between the Tlicho and a company that wants to build the N.W.T.'s next mine on Tlicho land. "The Tlicho government is ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Tlicho 'extremely disappointed' with NWT government court action on NICO mining project The Tlicho government said it was blindsided by the territorial government's decision to turn to the courts to end a negotiation between the Tlicho and a company that wants to build the N.W.T.'s next mine on Tlicho land. "The Tlicho government is ...

Mentioned by Yahoo News Canada (blog) NWT government asks courts to resolve deadlock on NICO road The Northwest Territories government is calling for a judge to resolve a dispute between a mining exploration company and the Tlicho government over a road. According to a document filed in court last week, Fortune Minerals Limited has been unable to ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca NWT government asks courts to resolve deadlock on NICO road The Northwest Territories government is calling for a judge to resolve a dispute between a mining exploration company and the Tlicho government over a road. According to a document filed in court last week, Fortune Minerals Limited has ... In her sworn ...

Mentioned by Cabin Radio 'No commitments' versus 'no faith' at Aurora College meeting NWT education minister Caroline Cochrane has sought to reassure Fort Smith residents regarding the future of higher education in their community. At a public meeting in the town on Monday, Cochrane faced residents angry at the conclusions of a recently ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca NWT government asks courts to resolve deadlock on NICO road The Northwest Territories government is calling for a judge to resolve a dispute between a mining exploration company and the Tlicho government over a road. According to a document filed in court last week, Fortune Minerals Limited has ... In her sworn ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Nunavut MLA mum about reasons for trying to remove Paul Quassa as premier Some Nunavut MLAs are trying to have Premier Paul Quassa removed from cabinet. Arviat North-Whale Cove MLA John Main said he will introduce a motion to do this on Thursday. Main is the chair of the regular members caucus and said, as chair, it was his ...

Mentioned by Yahoo News Canada (blog) Fort Smith residents cry foul over review of Aurora College, MLA says nothing is final More than 100 people packed into a community hall in Fort Smith, N.W.T., Tuesday night to air their concerns over an unflattering review of Aurora College. Its headquarters are in Fort Smith, and residents are worried what the report could mean for the ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Fort Smith residents cry foul over review of Aurora College, MLA says nothing is final More than 100 people packed into a community hall in Fort Smith, N.W.T., Tuesday night to air their concerns over an unflattering review of Aurora College. Its headquarters are in Fort Smith, and residents are worried what the report could mean for the ...

Introduced legislation Government Bill 20, Ombudsperson Act