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MLA for Hay River North

Won his last election, in 2019, by acclaimation.


Two days ago

Mentioned by NNSL Media Premier Cochrane releases mandate letters for ministers of Legislative Assembly Premier Cochrane releases mandate letters for ministers of Legislative Assembly  

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter The Premier has released Cabinet’s mandate letters. I am excited to continue working on the ECE file and I look for… https://t.co/iGBnJWkGZK

Mentioned by CBC.ca N.W.T. premier releases new mandate letters for ministers N.W.T. premier releases new mandate letters for ministers  

Posted on Twitter As we move into the next weeks of education planning and operations, we are working diligently to establish and mai… https://t.co/ebXq55qz6k

This week

Mentioned by Cabin Radio Fort Smith celebrates opening of daycare Fort Smith celebrates opening of daycare  

A week ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca Students enter 2nd week in Northwest Territories Students enter 2nd week in Northwest Territories  

Mentioned by CBC.ca It's official — N.W.T. cabinet is shuffled. Here's what the premier, ministers had to say about it It's official — N.W.T. cabinet is shuffled. Here's what the premier, ministers had to say about it  

Mentioned by CBC.ca Students enter 2nd week in Northwest Territories Students enter 2nd week in Northwest Territories  

Posted on Twitter Congratulations to Delores Vittrekwa of Fort McPherson who the Council of the Federation has announced as the NWT r… https://t.co/4prH8FhTI0

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca N.W.T. premier announces cabinet shuffle, picks new minister to head health department N.W.T. premier announces cabinet shuffle, picks new minister to head health department  

Mentioned by CKLB News Cabinet shuffle: Green now minister of health, Wawzonek takes on ITI Cabinet shuffle: Green now minister of health, Wawzonek takes on ITI  

Mentioned by Cabin Radio NWT Premier announces cabinet shuffle NWT Premier announces cabinet shuffle  

Mentioned by CKLB News Marine Transportation Services getting $26M upgrade Marine Transportation Services getting $26M upgrade  

Mentioned by CBC.ca N.W.T. government proposes polytechnic university specializes in 4 fields N.W.T. government proposes polytechnic university specializes in 4 fields  

Mentioned by My Yellowknife Now GNWT seeking input for moving forward with polytechnic university GNWT seeking input for moving forward with polytechnic university  

Posted on Twitter Getting the areas of specialization right is important as they will focus the organizational change that will creat… https://t.co/Zc1bRW8iI4

Posted on Twitter Today we announced new regulations for admission to French First Language schools in the Northwest Territories (NWT… https://t.co/F4Y6Eo9Jff

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Motion 12-19(2): Revocation of Appointment to the Executive Council, Carried Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I won't say much. To say any more would be gratuitous at this point, but I have to express my support for ...

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

Posted on Twitter We have worked extensively with education bodies and the Office of the CPHO to implement best practices within our… https://t.co/vcyl2fPUfG

A month ago

Posted on Twitter While we are appealing this decision, we are also working together with education bodies to ensure that student’s n… https://t.co/ohKoSqFOhs

Posted on Twitter We have worked with @NWT_CPHO and educational bodies to ensure schools are following best-practices to create posit… https://t.co/STix8I3o8K

Posted on Twitter I want to reassure you that we are working diligently with education bodies and the OCPHO to ensure that re-opening… https://t.co/KyKA7D6qpX

Posted on Twitter Two new grants are available through SFA to better serve our residents and students. The GNWT is committed to ensur… https://t.co/dzKezyLv1H

Three months ago

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

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Minister's Statement 61-19(2): Planning for the Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 2020-2021 School Year Thank you, Mr. Speaker. As the end of the 2019-2020 school year approaches, planning for how to safely reopen schools in the fall is well under ...

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

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Minister's Statement 57-19(2): Immigration and the Northwest Territories Nominee Program Thank you, Mr. Speaker. We will defeat the scourge of COVID-19, and when we do, we will be better prepared to attract and welcome new residents. ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 327-19(2): Support for Child Care and Early Childhood Education I know that every time we talk about universal childcare for the next four years, it's going to come back to the quote from the Premier ...

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

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 315-19(2): Claw-back of Income Assistance from Inuvialuit Beneficiaries I understand the Member is using the term "clawback," but it's not like we're taking people's money. What happens is that the Income Assistance Program is ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 317-19(2): COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Funds for Education Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Every single day, there are meetings between the assistant deputy minister of education and culture and all of the superintendents in the ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 320-19(2): Access to Education and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) It is a big question and especially because the delivery of education is out of ECE's hand. It is so decentralized that it's the education bodies ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 318-19(2): Replacement of Chief Jimmy Bruneau School Thank you, Mr. Speaker. That's a technical question. What happens is that there is an evaluation of the school done, the structure of it, and a ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 15-19(2): Concurrence Motion - Tabled Document 130-19(2): Supplementary Estimates (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 2, 2020-2021, Carried Thank you, Madam Chair. ECE has regional childcare coordinators in five regions, and they have relationships with the existing programs. They keep themselves apprised of organizations ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters Thank you, Madam Chair. I don't even know how long ago it was now; the days have all melded together. The Chief Public Health Officer, when ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Minister's Statement 52-19(2): Aurora College COVID-19 Response and Beyond Thank you, Mr. Speaker. When students at Aurora College left for March break, they were unaware of the uncertainty that the pandemic would bring to so ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Bill 6: An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act I request a recorded vote.

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