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  • His favourite word is hay.

MLA for Hay River North

Won his last election, in 2015, with 53% of the vote.


Two days ago

Posted on Facebook (Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories Video link) View post

Posted on Facebook (Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories Video link) View post

Posted on Facebook Today (April 17, 2018), the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment is holding three public meetings: Ducks Unlimited Canada at 10:00 am, Diamond Mines at 1:00 pm, ... (Upcoming Events | Legislative Assembly of The Northwest Territories link) View post

Posted on Facebook (Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories Video link) View post

Three days ago

Posted on Facebook A public briefing on the Public Accounts of the GNWT for 2016/17 will be held on April 19, 2018. Click the link below for more information. (Public Briefing: Public Accounts of the GNWT 2016/17 link) View post

Posted on Facebook Town of Hay River website: Break Up Web Cam Images and Temperature Graphs (Break Up Web Cam Images and Temperature Graphs - Town of HayRiver link) View post

This week

Posted on Facebook (Hay River Mayor Brad Mapes Photo link) View post

Posted on Facebook On April 20th, 2018 there will be a public briefing on "Bill 6: Cannabis Legalization and Implementation Act". For all the information related to the proposed legislation and ... (PUBLIC BRIEFING: Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Implementation Act link) View post

A week ago

Posted on Facebook (Hay River Visitor Information Centre Photo link) View post

Posted on Facebook UPDATE: GNWT issues RFP for fish processing plant Today (April 9th, 2018) the GNWT issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the provision of architectural and engineering services ... ( Photo link) View post

A month ago

Mentioned by Yahoo News Canada (blog) Rental office backlogs make renting in NWT risky business, says landlord Hay River North MLA R.J. Simpson says part of the problem is the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation is monopolizing the N.W.T. rental offices, leaving private landlords in the lurch. According to the Department of Justice, of the 474 ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Rental office backlogs make renting in NWT risky business, says landlord Hay River North MLA R.J. Simpson says part of the problem is the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation is monopolizing the N.W.T. rental offices, leaving private landlords in the lurch. According to the Department of Justice, of the 474 ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Is upcoming 911 service being adequately funded in NWT? Some Northwest Territories MLAs are worried the territorial government isn't providing enough money to fund all the elements they say need to be in place for 911 services to run smoothly next year. Last week, MLAs from the Standing Committee on ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Where the streets have no name, MLAs say updated community maps critical to 911 implementation The N.W.T. government says it will roll out its official 911 implementation plan in the coming weeks, as the service remains on track to go live next summer. But MLAs still have a number of questions about logistics, including how to mitigate confusion ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 270-18(3): Taxation Of Student Loans And Grants Thank you, Mr. Speaker. There are a few things that I am really passionate about; education is one of them, and that's why I always tell ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Report of Committee of the Whole Mr. Speaker, your committee has been considering Committee Report 6-18 (3), Report on the Review of the 2017 Report of the Auditor General of Canada on ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 276-18(3): Government Response To Pilot Shortage Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, there are not enough pilots in Canada to meet the demand, and this gap is widening. The effects are being ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 263-18(3): Dredging In The Port Of Hay River Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I have questions for the Minister of Infrastructure. This is something I have brought up multiple times. It is something that gets ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Report of Committee of the Whole Mr. Speaker, your committee has been considering Table Document 140-18(3), Supplementary Estimates, (Operations Expenditures), No. 1, 2018-2019, and would like to report progress with one motion ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on 2018 Arctic Winter Games Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, can you feel it? Can you feel the excitement? It's in the air because the 2018 Arctic Winter Games are ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Report of Committee of the Whole Mr. Speaker, your committee has been considering Tabled Document 63-18(3), Main Estimates, 2018-2019. I would like to report progress with one motion carried and that consideration ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 228-18(3): Environmental Assessments On Land Owned By Northern Transportation Company Limited Thank you, Mr. Speaker. In 2016 the Government of the Northwest Territories purchased NTCL and all the lands that came with it. There are substantial tracts ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on International Women's Day Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, today is International Women's Day. The theme of this year's campaign is Press for Progress. Today, there are events being ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Report of Committee of the Whole Mr. Speaker, your committee has been considering Tabled Document 63‑18(3), Main Estimates 2018‑2019, Minister's Statement 32‑18(3), Update on the Northwest Territories Disability Framework and Action Plan, ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 219-18(3): Northwest Territories Housing Corporation Applications To The Rental Office Mr. Speaker, I was looking in the main estimates and I've discovered what I assume must be a typo. The rental office is listed the activity ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Rental Office Application Processing Time Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, last year in this House I raised the alarm about the length of time it takes for the rental office ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by Kaplan Herald The Nice Slave Lake fisheries wants a lift, and it wants it now, says MLA Hay River, a small town on the south shore of Great Slave Lake, used to have a fish processing plant, but the facility has become little more than a fish transfer station. Instead of processing fish locally for export and sale, catches are shipped and ...

Mentioned by Kaplan Herald The Nice Slave Lake fisheries wants a lift, and it wants it now, says MLA Hay River, a small town on the south shore of Great Slave Lake, used to have a fish processing plant, but the facility has become little more than a fish transfer station. Instead of processing fish locally for export and sale, catches are shipped and ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca The Great Slave Lake fisheries needs a boost, and it needs it now, says MLA Commercial fishers on Great Slave Lake deserve a better deal, says R.J. Simpson, MLA for Hay River North. A new deal for fishers, he says, begins with the territorial government following through on a 2017 commitment to revitalize the fishing industry ...

Mentioned by DeathRattleSports.com NWT Housing Corp. cuts contracts with Hay River company after modular homes not delivered on time The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation cancelled contracts for more than a dozen modular homes destined for several communities in the territory after determining the contractor couldn't follow through on the orders. Officials with the housing ...

Mentioned by Yahoo News Canada (blog) NWT Housing Corp. cuts contracts with Hay River company after modular homes not delivered on time At the time, Caroline Cochrane, the minister responsible for the corporation, heralded it as a way to kickstart northern manufacturing, but only eight were partially-built. Three of those units are in Ulukhaktok, another is in Inuvik and four others ...

Mentioned by The Hub (Hay River) (blog) GNWT considering RCMP request for more constables in Hay River “I'm looking forward to business plans which are coming up in November,” said Hay River North MLA R.J. Simpson. “That's where I'll learn ... Simpson told the minister he would take that response as a positive. Attempts by The Hub to ... However, he ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca NWT Housing Corp. 'exploring all options' as contractor fails to build modular homes on time Caroline Cochrane, the minister responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation, gave details about the behind-schedule homes in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday after questions from Yellowknife Centre MLA Julie Green. Concept Energy ...

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

Mentioned by CBC.ca Vote to oust NWT Justice Minister Louis Sebert from cabinet expected Thursday A motion to remove Northwest Territories Justice Minister Louis Sebert from his cabinet position is set to be introduced in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday. At the end of Tuesday's session, Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh MLA Tom Beaulieu announced he'd be ...

Voted Yes on Vote #101 on Bill 27, An Act to Amend the Environmental Protection Act

Voted Yes on Vote #100 on Bill 27, An Act to Amend the Environmental Protection Act

Posted on Twitter Calm, sunny morning at the Legislative Assembly. #nwt #nwtpoli @ Legislative Assembly NWT https://t.co/joih7YUl0L

Posted on Twitter My phone camera doesn't do the sky justice. Taken at 11:00 pm in Old Town. #nofilter #YHY… https://t.co/J6fZXpgekY

Posted on Twitter We all have friends and/or family in Fort McMurray. The #GNWT should provide whatever support we can to help keep them safe. #ymm

Posted on Twitter Stanley Cup is at the Legislative Assembly right now! Swing by if you're in YK for a picture.… https://t.co/9K5bkgWTKi

Posted on Twitter Congrats to all the spring 2016 graduates of Aurora College! https://t.co/fcSRuPtrcW