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  • His favourite word is going.

MLA for Hay River North

Won his last election, in 2019, by acclaimation.


This week

Posted on Twitter While the NWT has strict measures in place to protect our residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical to… https://t.co/uJ0t5Xh6NO

Mentioned by CKLB News SRFN, GNWT renew memorandum of understanding SRFN, GNWT renew memorandum of understanding  

Mentioned by CBC.ca Inuvik parents frustrated with school over lack of phys ed, art, music classes Inuvik parents frustrated with school over lack of phys ed, art, music classes  

A week ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca Indigenous leaders fight for bigger role in new N.W.T. university Indigenous leaders fight for bigger role in new N.W.T. university  

Posted on Twitter Students planning to return to the NWT over the holidays, you’re health and safety is important. The CPHO has updat… https://t.co/b4bB2ta51e

Posted on Twitter The health and safety of residents continues to be our top priority. Today the CPHO updated self-isolation guidelin… https://t.co/y6endb8y8j

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by NNSL Media Remembering in a different way in Hay River Remembering in a different way in Hay River  

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by CKLB News Indigenous language pilot project launched in Délı̨nę Indigenous language pilot project launched in Délı̨nę  

Mentioned by CBC.ca MLAs talk N.W.T.'s new reconciliation and Indigenous affairs committee MLAs talk N.W.T.'s new reconciliation and Indigenous affairs committee  

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Tabled Document 246-19(2): Annual Reports for the Northwest Territories Education Bodies for the 2019-2020 School Year Ending June 30, 2020 Volumes 1 and 2 Madam Speaker, I wish to table the following document: "Annual Reports for the Northwest Territories Education Bodies for the 2019-2020 School Year Ending June 30, 2020 ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 479-19(2): Income Assistance I am not going to write to the federal Minister to ask that question. I am going to look into what we are doing, how we ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 60-19(2): Committee Report 6-19(2): Standing Committee on Rules and Procedures Report on Remote Sittings - Display of Mace during Remote Sittings, Carried Thank you. I have a question about this recommendation. It recommends that the Mace be put in its place, which is here in the Assembly on ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Remembrance Day Madam Speaker, each year on November 11th, Canadians pause to remember the sacrifices of the men and women who gave their lives for our country so ...

Mentioned by My Yellowknife Now Aurora College fleshes out polytechnic plans Aurora College fleshes out polytechnic plans  

Mentioned by NNSL Media Options being explored for new RCMP detachments in Gameti, Whati, says justice minister Options being explored for new RCMP detachments in Gameti, Whati, says justice minister  

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Bill 17: An Act to Amend the Corrections Act, Carried Madam Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, that Bill 17, An Act to Amend the Corrections Act, be read for ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Bill 20: An Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act Madam Speaker, I move, seconded by the Honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, that Bill 20, An Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act, be read ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Bill 19: An Act to Amend the Student Financial Assistance Act, Carried Thank you, Madam Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, that Bill 19, An Act to Amend the Student Financial Assistance ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 474-19(2): Francophone School Admissions and Funding It's not a matter of accepting the proposal. The proposal has been looked at, and as I stated, it was over half-a-million dollars for six spaces. ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 475-19(2): Location of RCMP Detachment in Monfwi The detachment in Whati right now, I believe it's about 30 years old. It's being replaced because it's no longer up to the RCMP standards. If ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Bill 18: An Act to Amend the Legal Profession Act, Carried Madam Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, that Bill 18, An Act to Amend the Legal Profession Act, be read ...

Mentioned by Cabin Radio NWT must 'change the way it delivers trades training' NWT must 'change the way it delivers trades training'  

A month ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Bill 18: An Act to Amend the Legal Profession Act Madam Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, that Bill 18, An Act to Amend the Legal Profession Act, be read ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 56-19(2): Tabled Document 217-19(2): Supplementary Estimates (Operations Expenditures), No.2, 2020-2021 - Deletion of $5,000,000 from Department of Health and Social Services COVID Secretariat, Defeated Thank you, Mr. Chair. Rules of the Legislative Assembly, Rule 63 states that a formal motion that has been defeated cannot be introduced again in the ...

Mentioned by Cabin Radio NWT strikes committee to scrutinize land claims, UN declaration NWT strikes committee to scrutinize land claims, UN declaration  

Mentioned by My Yellowknife Now New immersion programs part of expanded Indigenous languages curriculum in NT schools New immersion programs part of expanded Indigenous languages curriculum in NT schools  

Mentioned by CKLB News Legislative Assembly establishes new reconciliation and Indigenous affairs committee Legislative Assembly establishes new reconciliation and Indigenous affairs committee  

Posted on Twitter The GNWT is committed to improving student outcomes in the Northwest Territories to the same level as the rest of C… https://t.co/egCJTTQNyX

Posted on Twitter With the launch the Our Languages JK-12 Indigenous languages curriculum and through our shared commitment to langua… https://t.co/elgABCc0vk

Posted on Twitter The transformation of Aurora College into a polytechnic university is one of the most promising ways we are prepari… https://t.co/OfmRwYO2Z4

Posted on Twitter The GNWT is committed to supporting vulnerable members of our communities. By providing a means of accessing servic… https://t.co/ptRLl1LXu8

Two months ago

Posted on Twitter Interested in learning more about communities and special places in the NWT? The GNWT has released a new teaching r… https://t.co/EeQFKFuW9V

Posted on Twitter Today the GNWT announced new funding to support schools with the extra costs incurred as a result of responding to… https://t.co/X6uyStUhPb

Posted on Twitter Congratulations to Aurora College, Collège nordique francophone, and Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning on t… https://t.co/ed0SK2LP7S

Three months ago

Voted Yes on Vote #64 on Bill , Motion 12-19(2): Revocation of Appointment to the Executive Council, Carried

More than three months ago

Voted Yes on Vote #63 on Bill 10, Temporary Variation of Statutory Time Periods (COVID-19 Pandemic Measures) Act

Voted Yes on Vote #43 on Bill 10, Temporary Variation of Statutory Time Periods (COVID-19 Pandemic Measures) Act

Voted Yes on Vote #61 on Bill 8, Supplementary Appropriations Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 2, 2020-2021

Voted Yes on Vote #60 on Bill 9, Supplementary Appropriations Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 1, 2020-2021

Voted Yes on Vote #41 on Bill 8, Supplementary Appropriations Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 2, 2020-2021

Introduced legislation Government Bill 3, An Act to Amend the Public Highways 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

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

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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Introduced legislation Government Bill 49, Small Business Tax Relief Act