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MLA for Thebacha

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


A week ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Bill 58: Justice Administration Statutes Amendment Act Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 58, Justice Administration Statutes Amendment Act, be read for ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 776-18(3): Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Plan Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The comprehensive review of the ATIPP Act involved extensive consultation with GNWT departments, public bodies, the Information and Privacy Commissioner, as well ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I'd like to recognize two constituents, Michelle Brown and Sheila Kindred, 2019 Education Hall of Fame inductees. Thank you.

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Motion to Amend Committee Motion 142-18(3), Withdrawn Thank you, Mr. Chair. I will not be supporting the amendment. I think that the initial motion, which was arrived at after a good deal of ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Tabled Document 454-18(3): Northwest Territories Surface Rights Board 2019-2020 Budget Mr. Speaker, I wish to table the following document entitled "Northwest Territories Surface Rights Board 2019-2020 Budget." Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Report 17-18(3): Special Committee to Increase the Representation of Women in the Legislative Assembly Thank you. RESPONSE TO SPEAKER'S DISCUSSION PAPER An important goal of the discussion paper was to spark public discussion on increasing the representation of women in ...

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

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 773-18(3): Third-Party Sexual Assault Reporting Thank you, Mr. Speaker, and I thank the Member opposite for the question. The Department of Justice, Community Justice and Policing, and RCMP have accepted a ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to recognize two Pages from Thebacha, students at P.W. Kaeser School, Anais Aubrey-Smith and Sarah Porter. Thank you.

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 137-18(3): Bill 30: An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act - Amendment to Clause 28 - (a) by deleting subclause (1) and substitution, carried Mr. Chair, I move that Clause 28 of Bill 30 be amended (a) by deleting subclause (1) and substituting the following: 28.(1) Complaints accepted under Section ...

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 ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 136-18(3): Bill 30: An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act - Amendment to Clause 2 - Renumbered Subclause 2(1), Defeated Thank you, Mr. Chair. We completely understand the rationale for adding this new ground. While I will talk about insurance, our main concerns are not related ...

Three months ago

Voted Yes on Vote #182 on Bill 42, An Act to Amend the Petroleum Products Tax Act

Introduced legislation Government Bill 45, Corrections Act

More than three months ago

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

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