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MLA for Thebacha

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


A month ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I am pleased to recognize two Pages from Fort Smith, Finnlay Rutherford-Simon and Madelynn Minute. I would like to thank all of ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Tabled Document 297-18(3): Annual Report on the Activities of the Rental Officer April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, earlier this sitting I tabled the Annual Report on the Activities of the Rental Officer. The Department of Justice has ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Passing of Agnes Sutherland Mr. Speaker, people in Fort Smith and throughout the Northwest Territories were saddened to hear of the passing in St. Albert, Alberta, of Agnes Sutherland, in ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Bill 20: Ombud Act I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 20, Ombud Act, be read for the third time. Mr. Speaker, I requested ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Bill 30: An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 30, An Act to Amend the Human ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 85-18(3): Bill 20: Ombud Act - Deleting subclause 15(1) and substituting the following, Defeated Yes, thank you, Mr. Chair. I do appreciate the work that the committee has done with respect to this motion. However, we cannot support it for ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 87-18(3): Bill 20: Ombud Act - Deleting subclause 17(3) and substituting the following, Carried Thank you, Mr. Chair. The date of January 1, 2016, seemed reasonable to us because it went back to certainly after we were elected and came ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 86-15(3): Ombud Act - Deleting subclause 15(1) and substituting the following, Defeated Thank you. Much of our legislation does involve limitations. Put another way, there is a Limitation of Actions Act which does limit the ability to commence ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 84-18(3): Committee Report 10-18(3): Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of Bill 20: Ombudsperson Act - Investigations by the Ombud of Tlicho Community Services Agency, Carried Thank you, Mr. Chair. I am here today to introduce Bill 20, Ombud Act. I would like to thank the Standing Committee on Government Operations for ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Bill 30: An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 30, An Act to Amend the Human ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Bill 29: An Act to Amend the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 29, An Act to Amend the Access to Information and Protection ...

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

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 82-18(3): Bill 24: An Act to Amend the Elections and Plebiscites Act - Renumbering clause 60 as subclause 60(1) and adding the following after that renumbered subclause, Defeated Yes, I share Mr. Abernethy's concern because it doesn't differentiate between new candidates and incumbents. We know that incumbents often win, so this system would seem ...

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 ...

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

More than three months ago

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

Introduced legislation Government Bill 14, Miscellaneous Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018

Introduced legislation Government Bill 15, Document Formalization, Service and Notice Reform Statute Law Amendment Act

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