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MLA for Thebacha

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


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Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 571-18(3): Impact of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder on the Justice System Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Certainly, we know it is an issue in Corrections. However, not all of those with this condition are diagnosed, and I don't ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 569-18(3): Sexual Assualt Reporting I can certainly look into that and get back to the Member opposite. I know this is important work, and as I mentioned earlier, other jurisdictions ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 570-18(3): Supreme Court of Canada Redwater Decision Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Certainly, I have looked at some of the commentary on this very important case. As Members may know, this worked its way ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Tabled Document 338-18(3): Northwest Territories Coroner Service 2017 Annual Report Tabled Document 339-18(3): Northwest Territories Law Foundation 35th Annual Report for the period ending June 30, 2017 Tabled Document 340-18(3): Northwest Territories Law Foundation 36th Annual Report for the period ending June 30, 2018 Mr. Speaker, I wish to table the following three documents entitled "Northwest Territories Coroner Service 2017 Annual Report"; and, pursuant to section 55(2) of the Legal ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 564-18(3): Expanding Legal Aid Outreach I guess I am part of the problem in this area because, as the Member across has mentioned, there is a problem. There were more lawyers, ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 559-18(3): Enterprise Land Tenure Yes, thank you, Mr. Speaker. There have been meetings, of course, between Lands staff, and I know at least one of our senior people has been ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 561-18(3): Expanding Legal Aid Outreach In the last number of years, the Outreach lawyer has been to most of the communities, and I can advise as follows to the upcoming plans. ...

A week ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 543-18(3): Recreational Leasing Management Framework and Land Use Planning Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Of course, several years ago, we looked into this matter and have our recreational leasing management framework to guide us in this ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Yes, thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to recognize Thebacha constituent April Davies here with the NWT Shelter Network.

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Tabled Document 311-18(3): Follow-up Letter for Oral Questions 384-18(3), 387-18(3), 389-18(3) and 432-18(3): Lands Rights for Traditional Cabins Tabled Document 312-18(3): Follow-up Letter for Oral Question 427-18(3): Land Availability for Community Development Tabled Document 313-18(3): Follow-up Letter for Oral Question 454-18(3): Status of Vacant Land Specialist Positions Mr. Speaker, I wish to table the following three documents entitled "Follow-up Letter for Oral Questions 384-18(3), 387-18(3), 389-18(3) and 432-18(3): Lands Rights for Traditional Cabins"; ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Return to Oral Question 88-18(3): Resource Royalties in 2018-2019 Main Estimates Mr. Speaker, I have a return to oral question asked by the Member for Frame Lake on February 12, 2018, regarding resource royalties in the 2018-2019 ...

More than three months 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 ...

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 ...

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

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