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  • His favourite word is work.

MLA for Hay River North

Won his last election, in 2019, by acclaimation.


This week

Posted on Twitter ECE is now accepting proposals from artists and organizations for NWT Arts Council funding. Deadline for proposals… https://t.co/TAJw7ZYGhd

A week ago

Posted on Twitter This month is the start of UNESCO’s International Decade of Indigenous Languages. 2022 - 2032 will highlight the im… https://t.co/JnzGXGPHb1

Posted on Twitter @RanaAtharIkram Thank you for reaching out. Please email your question to [email protected] and they… https://t.co/VgqiaJYYvn

Posted on Twitter This month marks the beginning of UNESCO’s International Decade of Indigenous Languages. 2022 to 2032 will draw att… https://t.co/SYrr4YrPIi

Posted on Twitter It’s my pleasure to congratulate the first two recipients of the NWT Blue Seal certification. Congratulations Chris… https://t.co/CeFwpva4G3

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by Cabin Radio Should the NWT change its approach to Indigenous sentencing? Should the NWT change its approach to Indigenous sentencing?  

Mentioned by NNSL Media Hub 2021 year in review, September Hub 2021 year in review, September  

Posted on Twitter The GNWT has announced that January Diploma Exams have been cancelled for NWT students. Students will receive an ex… https://t.co/IDffT3a4Mx

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Cabin Radio The people Shane Thompson and others remembered in 2021 The people Shane Thompson and others remembered in 2021  

Mentioned by Cabin Radio Schools across NWT staying closed until January 10 Schools across NWT staying closed until January 10  

A month ago

Mentioned by Government of Northwest Territories Minister RJ Simpson meets with education leaders for final meeting of 2021 Minister RJ Simpson meets with education leaders for final meeting of 2021  

Mentioned by Government of Northwest Territories Aurora College completes first phase of transformation to a polytechnic University Aurora College completes first phase of transformation to a polytechnic University  

Posted on Twitter I am pleased to announce that the amended Aurora College Act received assent on December 9, 2021. I want to thank t… https://t.co/gnN8qSIHQF

Posted on Twitter We have extended the proposal deadline for the Early Childhood Infrastructure Fund (ECIF) to January 17, 2022. Visi… https://t.co/GUIbB4Mq9j

Mentioned by CFWE Northwest Territories to use B.C. school curriculum instead of Alberta's Northwest Territories to use B.C. school curriculum instead of Alberta's  

Mentioned by NNSL Media New therapeutic community for South Mackenzie Correctional Centre New therapeutic community for South Mackenzie Correctional Centre  

Mentioned by CBC.ca Parents, teachers rally over Alberta's K-12 curriculum Parents, teachers rally over Alberta's K-12 curriculum  

Mentioned by Yahoo News Canada Pink ribbons and prayer: Community comes together for missing Snow College student Pink ribbons and prayer: Community comes together for missing Snow College student  

Mentioned by mymcmurray.com Fire engulfs Russian warship under construction, 3 injured Fire engulfs Russian warship under construction, 3 injured  

Mentioned by mymcmurray.com Alberta energy minister tests positive for COVID-19 Alberta energy minister tests positive for COVID-19  

Posted on Twitter I’m excited to announce the NWT’s new curriculum partnership with British Columbia. I am confident that this is the… https://t.co/29bTPGqGPN

Posted on Twitter Tomorrow Dr. Kandola and Dr. Pegg are hosting a live Question and Answer session at 2pm on the COVID-19 vaccine for… https://t.co/TF7AHfHi3d

Two months ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Prayer Mr. Speaker, the new Corrections Act came into force on October 29, 2021. The new act modernizes the Northwest Territories' corrections legislation to incorporate modern practices ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on oral question 884-19(2): Paid Sick Leave and the Employment Standards Act Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I recall yesterday in the House the Member stood up and said we have to make some hard choices. We're facing a ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Consideration Of Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters Thank you, Madam Chair. I just want to take a moment and say that for every word we speak in this House, there is a group ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on oral question 887-19(2): Community Justice Programs Thank you, Mr. Speaker. And of course the new day program ended. It was not renewed by the Department of Justice, and so I'm glad the ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on member's statement on Recognizing Hay River Organizations Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, it seems like just yesterday people were counting the days until we were done with 2020, and they thought that ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on TABLED DOCUMENT 540-19(2): Northwest Territories Coroner Service 2020 Annual Report Including 10 year Review 2011-2020 Mr. Speaker, I wish to table the following document: Northwest Territories Coroner Service 2020 Annual Report Including 10 year Review 2011-2020. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on oral question 864-19(2): Northwest Territories Arts Council Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The type of arts council structure that the Member's speaking about, they are usually born out of a grassroots organization, a group ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on TABLED document 526-19(2): Plain Language Summary for Bill 41: Justice Administration Statutes Amendment Act Mr. Speaker, I wish to table the following document: Plain Language Summary for Bill 41: Justice Administration Statutes Amendment Act. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Bill 41: Justice Administration Statute Amendment Act Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, that Bill 41, justice Administration Statutes Amendment Act, be read for the second ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on oral question 870-19(2): Increase in Propane Prices Thank you, Mr. Speaker. And Mr. Speaker knows all about this. I recall in the last Assembly, this hit his constituents hard because there was an ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on oral question 866-19(2): Community-Based Education ProgramS Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I expect the earliest those programs could be reinstated would be the 2023-2024 school year, so not the upcoming school year that ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Consideration Of Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters Thank you, Madam Chair. I'm here today to present Bill 30, an Act to Amend the Aurora College Act. I want to thank the Standing Committee ...

More than three months ago

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

Introduced legislation Government Bill 25, An Act to Amend the Education 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

Introduced legislation Government Bill 20, an Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act

Introduced legislation Government Bill 19, An Act to Amend the Student Financial Assistance Act

Introduced legislation Government Bill 18, An Act to Amend the Legal Profession Act

Introduced legislation Government Bill 17, An Act to Amend the Corrections 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

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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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