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Crucial Fact

  • His favourite word was land.

Last in the Legislative Assembly September 2019, as MLA for Thebacha

Lost his last election, in 2019, with 6% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Question 15-18(2): Yellowknife RCMP Staff Housing February 19th, 2016

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The RCMP has been examining its policies in relation to providing housing, not only in the Northwest Territories, but across the whole of the country. Currently, housing is provided by Public Works, Government Services Canada, to RCMP members and, as I say, they are reviewing that policy. Public Works has made it clear that they will no longer be providing housing in Inuvik, Fort Smith, Fort Simpson, Norman Wells, Hay River and Yellowknife. ā€œGā€ Division is working with the NWT Housing Corporation for the provision of housing in most of those locations, but not in Yellowknife where housing will no longer be provided to members. It is thought that Yellowknife has a viable housing market where appropriate housing is available for sale and rent. This is, of course, an internal management function of the RCMP, so they do speak to us, but really, in the end it's their decision. They've made this decision and they don't think that it will affect recruitment. Thank yo

Recognition of Visitors in the Gallery February 18th, 2016

I'd like to recognize my wife who has come here from Fort Smith today, and also my good friend Jim Umpherson from Yellowknife.

Recognition of Visitors in the Gallery December 17th, 2015

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. They have already recognized Frieda Martselos. I would also like to recognize Curtis and Ken Laviolette.

Appreciation To Family, Friends And Constituents December 17th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, I congratulate you again on your election as Speaker. As I mentioned yesterday, I believe that your election sends a strong message of our commitment to Aboriginal culture and languages, and I do hope you will use your language in this Assembly. I think all of us should do that, and I urge all Members to learn and use the many languages of the Northwest Territories.

I wish to congratulate, also, our Premier-elect, Mr. Bob McLeod. I am looking forward to working with him and all of you in this 18th Assembly.

We set out a very ambitious set of priorities, but I believe that working together through consensus government we can achieve those lofty goals.

Finally, I would like to thank the members of Thebacha. I see members who have travelled all the way from Fort Smith today and I am pleased to see them in the audience in the gallery.

I would like to thank my wife, Anne, and my grandson, Mason Heron, who put up with me during the election and have had to put up with my absence the last few weeks. So, thank you to all.