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MLA for Hay River North

Won his last election, in 2023, with 66% of the vote.

Yesterday

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 204-20(1): Increased Security at Northwest Territories Border Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Build that wall. I'm just joking, of course. The territorial border, it is a -- you know, it is a border but …

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 203-20(1): RCMP Responding to Addictions-Related Calls Thank you, Mr. Speaker. And, you know, the idea that women in Yellowknife, and generally people in the NWT, are overpoliced, there could be some validity …

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 202-20(1): After-Action Review of the 2023 Wildfires Thank you, Mr. Speaker. So this is a -- it's a long story. So going back to February, of course, we sat in this House and …

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 198-20(1): Working with Municipalities on Emergency Plans Thank you, Mr. Speaker. And, you know, me and my spouse are from the territory, and sometimes we'll run into someone who went down that path, …

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 197-20(1): Policing in Northwest Territories Communities Thank you, Mr. Speaker. And, you know, me and my spouse are from the territory and sometimes we'll run into someone who went down that path, …

Two days ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Motion 25-20(1): Referral of Tabled Document 67-20(1): Mandate of the Government of the Northwest Territories 2023 to 2027, to Committee of the Whole, Carried Thank you. And thank you, everyone, for the comments; I do appreciate it. I know that this is a departure from previous mandates of this government …

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Tabled Document 98-20(1): Northwest Territories Law Foundation 41st Annual Report for the Period Ending June 30, 2023 Mr. Speaker, I wish to table the following document: Northwest Territories Law Foundation 41st Annual Report for the Period Ending June 30, 2023. Thank you, Mr. …

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 187-20(1): Costs to Access Land Titles and Red-Tape Reduction Thank you, Mr. Speaker. If we are -- if it's costing us more to deliver it than the fees, I'm not sure we want to increase …

This week

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Tabled Document 92-20(1): Follow-up Letter for Oral Question 89-20(1): Wildfire Motion Mr. Speaker, I wish to table the following document: Follow-up Letter for Oral Question 89-20(1): Wildfire Motion Response. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 173-20(1): Lack of Cellular Phone Service along Northwest Territories Highways Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I think that it's clearly a public safety concern. If you need to contact someone because of an accident or because of …

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Mr. Speaker, every year the grade 6 class from Princess Alexandra School in Hay River travels to Yellowknife, and they visit the ledge. For the last …

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Tabled Document 67-20(1): Mandate of the Government of the Northwest Territories 2023 to 2027 Tabled Document 68-20(1): Draft Inquiry Establishment Order (2023 Wildfire Season Preparedness and Response) Tabled Document 69-20(1): Government of the Northwest Territories Response to Petition 1-20(1): A Ceasefire and End to Canadian Support for the Plausible Genocide in Gaza Tabled Document 70-20(1): Government of the Northwest Territories Response to Motion 23-20(1): Call to Uphold Human Rights in Gaza Tabled Document 71-20(1): Follow-up Letter for Oral Question 152-20(1): Public Safety Mr. Speaker, I wish to table the following five documents: Mandate of the Government of the Northwest Territories 2023 to 2027 Draft Inquiry Establishment Order (2023 …

Mentioned by Cabin Radio Premier sets out six themes for NWT government's mandate Premier sets out six themes for NWT government's mandate  

Mentioned by Government of Northwest Territories R.J. Simpson: Mandate of the 20th Legislative Assembly R.J. Simpson: Mandate of the 20th Legislative Assembly  

Mentioned by Cabin Radio RJ Simpson's government to reveal its four-year mandate on Thursday RJ Simpson's government to reveal its four-year mandate on Thursday  

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by My True North Now R.J. Simpson, Mike Westwick Lead First Wildfire Update of 2024 R.J. Simpson, Mike Westwick Lead First Wildfire Update of 2024  

Mentioned by Yahoo Movies Canada N.W.T. gov't wins appeal of 2018 move to deny non-rights holders entry into French school N.W.T. gov't wins appeal of 2018 move to deny non-rights holders entry into French school  

Two months ago

Mentioned by Yahoo News UK Feds announce more money for Arctic defence with few details on infrastructure Feds announce more money for Arctic defence with few details on infrastructure  

Mentioned by Yahoo News Canada Feds announce more money for Arctic defence with few details on infrastructure Feds announce more money for Arctic defence with few details on infrastructure  

Three months ago

Mentioned by Government of Northwest Territories R. J. Simpson: Minister Absent From the House | Gouvernement des Territoires du Nord-Ouest R. J. Simpson: Minister Absent From the House | Gouvernement des Territoires du Nord-Ouest  

Mentioned by Government of Northwest Territories R. J. Simpson: Minister Absent From the House R. J. Simpson: Minister Absent From the House  

Introduced legislation Government bill 2 Missing Persons Act

Mentioned by Cabin Radio Premier leaves door open for wildfire inquiry after reviews finish Premier leaves door open for wildfire inquiry after reviews finish  

Mentioned by Government of Northwest Territories R. J. Simpson: Minister Absent From the House R. J. Simpson: Minister Absent From the House  

Mentioned by Government of Northwest Territories R. J. Simpson: Minister Absent From the House R. J. Simpson: Minister Absent From the House  

More than three months ago

Introduced legislation Government bill 94 Miscellaneous Statute Law Amendment Act, 2023

Introduced legislation Government bill 82 Legal Profession Act

Introduced legislation Government bill 81 An Act to Amend the Education Act, No. 2

Introduced legislation Government bill 79 An Act to Amend the Judicature Act

Posted on Twitter It is important that we work with Indigenous governments, Indigenous organizations, residential school survivors, s… https://t.co/Dhtwzo4ZzN

Posted on Twitter The move to a 60 per cent reduction in child care fees paid by families, on average, continues to improve affordabi… https://t.co/SEZBlsuUcw

Posted on Twitter A renewed action plan with the funding to support it will allow us to continue to strengthen Indigenous languages i… https://t.co/jtI2BiGeVe

Posted on Twitter With an emphasis on reconciliation, Northern Studies 30 and the Treaty Simulation are practical learning modules th… https://t.co/FJAObGQadR

Posted on Twitter This land and its people are rich in culture, heritage and tradition. It is our responsibility to preserve and revi… https://t.co/jjX4kkOibT

Posted on Twitter In my role as ECE Minister I regularly meet with federal counterparts to discuss post-secondary matters such as the… https://t.co/4ljNO5bL9H

Posted on Twitter The response to this engagement on Seasonal Time Change speaks to the importance of this issue for residents and wi… https://t.co/HQvs9N0shy

Posted on Twitter Due to the learning disruptions caused by the pandemic, this year Grade 12 diploma exams will be worth 20 per cent… https://t.co/nu0hX9JbKV

Posted on Twitter Investment into early childhood will play a pivotal role in the long-term social and economic prosperity of our ter… https://t.co/vsx0Fd6Xuq

Posted on Twitter Using feedback from French language speakers across the NWT, we will continue to find ways to improve our delivery… https://t.co/kPJZyAMjze

Voted Yes on Vote #149 on Bill 28, Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), 2021-2022

Voted Yes on Vote #144 on Bill 27, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 3, 2020-2021

Voted Yes on Vote #143 on Bill 26, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 3, 2020-2021

Voted Yes on Vote #142 on Bill 20, An Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act

Voted Yes on Vote #135 on Bill 16, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act

Voted Yes on Vote #134 on Bill 14, An Act to Amend the Securities Act

Posted on Facebook Below is a link to the member statement I made on Friday, August 23rd, 2019, the last sitting day of the 18th Legislative Assembly prior to dissolution. (VOTE! link) View post

Posted on Facebook On August 20, 2019, I made a statement in the Legislative Assembly recognizing Buffalo Joe McBryan and his inducted into the Order of the Northwest Territories. (Buffalo Joe McBryan’s induction into the Order of the Northwest Territories link) View post

Posted on Facebook On Thursday, August 15, 2019 in the Legislative Assembly I made a statement and asked questions to the Minister of Education about the proposed school bus fees in ... (Proposed school bus fees in Hay River link) View post

Posted on Facebook On August 12, 2019 I made a statement and asked questions in the Legislative Assembly about the state of the health care system in Hay River. (Health Care in Hay River link) View post

Posted on Facebook (Economic Development & Environment | Legislative Assembly of The Northwest Territories link) View post

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Posted on Facebook On Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm, the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment will hold a number of public hearings on Bill 46: Public Lands ... (Economic Development & Environment | Legislative Assembly of The Northwest Territories link) View post

Posted on Facebook A number of people have contacted me today to try to find out what is happening with the Zoo (aka the old Hay River Hotel). Unfortunately, I was ... View post

Posted on Facebook Mon June 17 at 10:55am: Alberta Emergency Alert just issued an evacuation order for Indian Cabins. Residents of the area ordered to evacuate north on hwy 35 to ... ( Photo link) View post

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