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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.


This week

Posted on Facebook (How a tiny N.W.T. daycare got noticed by the Canadian Space Agency | CBC News link) View post

Three weeks ago

Posted on Facebook Buffalo Airways' WWII-era DC-3 taking off in Hay River this morning with Buffalo Joe in the pilot's seat. #hayriver #northwestterritories #nwt #DC3 #aviation #aircraft @buffaloairways @mikeymcbryan (Timeline Photos Photo link) View post

A month ago

Posted on Facebook July 11, 2018 - GNWT releases Carbon Tax plan Today the GNWT released it's plan to implement the federally mandated carbon tax, effective July 1, 2019. The plan ... (Here's what carbon tax in the N.W.T. will look like | CBC News link) View post

Posted on Facebook ENABLING ACCESSIBILITY FUND Apply to the Government of Canada for up to $100,000 in capital funding to make your workplace or community space more accessible for persons with ... (Funding: Applicant Guide for the Enabling Accessibility Fund for small projects component - Step 1: Overview - Canada.ca link) View post

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Two months ago

Posted on Facebook Congratulations to the École Boréale Class of 2018! 👏👏👏 Félicitations à l'École Boréale Classe de 2018! 👏👏👏 ( Photo link) View post

Posted on Facebook Congratulations to the DJSS Class of 2018! 👏👏👏👏👏 ( Photo link) View post

Posted on Facebook (Landa Aviation link) View post

Mentioned by CBC.ca Your North: Best reader photos for the weeks of May 21, 28, June 2 After a long, long wait, summer is here. Below seasonal temperatures have meant snow is still on the ground in some parts of the North, but it hasn't stopped our Nunavut, Yukon, and N.W.T. readers from getting out and taking some phenomenal shots.

Mentioned by CBC.ca Your North: Best reader photos for the weeks of May 21, 28, June 2 After a long, long wait, summer is here. Below seasonal temperatures have meant snow is still on the ground in some parts of the North, but it hasn't stopped our Nunavut, Yukon, and N.W.T. readers from getting out and taking some phenomenal shots.

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Mentioned by CBC.ca Hay River shelter begins 3-year fundraising campaign Though it is still hoping for federal and territorial funding to build a new home, the Hay River women's shelter is moving ahead with its own fundraising campaign. The Family Support Centre is a refuge for women and children in the South Slave region ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Hay River shelter begins 3-year fundraising campaign Though it is still hoping for federal and territorial funding to build a new home, the Hay River women's shelter is moving ahead with its own fundraising campaign. The Family Support Centre is a refuge for women and children in the South Slave region ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Hay River shelter begins 3-year fundraising campaign Though it is still hoping for federal and territorial funding to build a new home, the Hay River women's shelter is moving ahead with its own fundraising campaign. The Family Support Centre is a refuge for women and children in the South Slave region ...

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Three months ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Mental Health Supports Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker the upcoming legalization of cannabis has sparked a lot of discussion about addictions and addictions treatment. That is not surprising, ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 352-18(3): Mental Health care Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I have questions for the Minister of Health. Earlier, I mentioned the challenges faced by residents of Hay River who want to ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Report Of Committee Of The Whole Mr. Speaker, your committee has been considering Minister's Statement 1-18(3), North Slave Correctional Complex Inmate Concerns; Committee Report 8-18(3), Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Motion that Committee Report 8-18(3) Be Deemed Read and Printed in Hansard in its Entirety, Carried Mr. Speaker, I now move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River North, that Committee Report 8-18(3) be deemed read and printed in Hansard in ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 62-18(3): Bill 6: Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Implementation Act - Amendment to Schedule A, Section 11 - Addition After subsection (2) DEFEATED Thank you, Mr. Chair. I won't be supporting this motion, although I do agree with much of what has been said. One of my professors once ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 65-18(3): Bill 6: Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Implementation Act - Substitution of subclause 1(4) of Bill 6, Carried Thank you, Mr. Chair. I move that subclause 1(4) of Bill 6 be deleted and the following substituted: (4) The following provision set out in Schedule ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Motion 17-18(3): Review of Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway Project, Defeated Thank you, Mr. Speaker. As we all know, the committee was supposed to have a public briefing on the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway, and I was ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 60-18(3): Bill 6: Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Implementation Act - Amendment to Schedule A, Clause 5 - Addition of Subsection 5(1), Carried Thank you, Mr. Chair. Mr. Chair, this motion is what some would call a compromise, what some would call better than nothing, and what some may ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters Thank you, Mr. Chair. I will actually be brief, unlike the other 10 Members who said they would be brief and then went on. I have ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 64-18(3): Bill 6: Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Implementation Act - Amendment to Schedule A - Addition of paragraph 71(j.1), Carried Thank you, Mr. Chair. Mr. Chair, I move that Schedule A of Bill 6 be amended by adding the following after paragraph 71(j): (j.1) Prescribing criteria ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 59-18(3): Bill 6: Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Implementation Act - Amendment to Schedule A, Clause 5 - Addition of Subsection 5(1), Defeated Thank you, Mr. Chair. I don't like this motion. I find it too prescriptive, but I am in support of it because our alternative is subservience ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 340-18(3): South Mackenzie Correctional Centre Therapeutic Model Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I have some questions for the Minister of Justice. During our last sitting, the Minister stated that the corrections service has established ...

Mentioned by CKLB News (press release) Justice minister nixes private pot sales proposal Hay River MLA R.J. Simpson says the government is going against the wishes of the majority of NWT residents who have made their opinions known. MLAs visited 16 communities and six schools across the territory earlier this year to get public input of ...

Mentioned by My Yellowknife Now Legislative Assembly holds clause-by-clause on pot bill The Legislative Assembly's standing committees on social development and government operations held a public clause-by-clause debate on Bill 6 – the Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Implementation Act – today with Minister of Justice Louis Sebert ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Debate over private cannabis sales leaves MLAs at odds with NWT justice minister Members of the Northwest Territories legislative assembly focused on private cannabis sales as they publicly debated individual sections of Bill 6 — the territory's proposed Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Implementation Act — Monday morning ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Debate over private cannabis sales leaves MLAs at odds with NWT justice minister Members of the Northwest Territories legislative assembly focused on private cannabis sales as they publicly debated individual sections of Bill 6 — the territory's proposed Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Implementation Act — Monday morning ...

More than three months 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 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 ...

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

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