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  • His favourite word is going.

MLA for Hay River North

Won his last election, in 2019, by acclaimation.


Two days ago

Mentioned by NNSL Media ‘Changing the systems’; Hay River holds rally against racism ‘Changing the systems’; Hay River holds rally against racism  

Mentioned by CBC.ca Former Hay River teacher shares story of racism in N.W.T. school system Former Hay River teacher shares story of racism in N.W.T. school system  

Three days ago

Mentioned by NNSL Media NWT education leaders voice support for anti-racism movements NWT education leaders voice support for anti-racism movements  

Posted on Twitter The #COVID19 pandemic has been a learning experience for the education system in adapting to rapidly changing infor… https://t.co/DDqktErAUt

Mentioned by Cabin Radio NWT educators promise to confront systemic racism NWT educators promise to confront systemic racism  

This week

Mentioned by My Yellowknife Now Education Leaders support movements confronting systemic racism, urge rejection of all intolerances Education Leaders support movements confronting systemic racism, urge rejection of all intolerances  

Posted on Twitter Education plays a critical role in addressing legacies of racism and other forms of discrimination in our society.… https://t.co/JxEP8hGlsp

Posted on Twitter Reopening Schools Safely outlines how we intend to approach continuing education for all NWT students during the 20… https://t.co/wVjTahEZYT

A week ago

Mentioned by Yahoo News Canada One hundred people attend Black Lives Matter rally in Hay River One hundred people attend Black Lives Matter rally in Hay River  

Mentioned by CBC.ca One hundred people attend Black Lives Matter rally in Hay River One hundred people attend Black Lives Matter rally in Hay River  

Mentioned by My Yellowknife Now GNWT releases safety plan for school reopenings this fall GNWT releases safety plan for school reopenings this fall  

Mentioned by CKLB News GNWT is working to clarify admission requirements for French first language programs GNWT is working to clarify admission requirements for French first language programs  

Mentioned by NNSL Media CSFTNO backs GNWT’s changes to French education regulations CSFTNO backs GNWT’s changes to French education regulations  

Mentioned by NNSL Media Diamond Jenness Class of 2020 celebrate grad Diamond Jenness Class of 2020 celebrate grad  

Mentioned by CBC.ca N.W.T. government repeals enrolment rules French school board found too restrictive N.W.T. government repeals enrolment rules French school board found too restrictive  

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter I'm happy to see @OurYellowknife partner with the Yellowknives Dene to incorporate Wiliideh into municipal infrastr… https://t.co/FjRix2Yn2m

A month ago

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

Posted on Twitter To all the graduates of 2020, congratulations!!!! #grad2020 #education #GNWT https://t.co/boDst9aZZP https://t.co/Wy61EpTRVo

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

Voted Yes on Vote #40 on Bill 9, Supplementary Appropriations Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 1, 2020-2021

Posted on Twitter The new online system makes the application process easier and quicker for Nominee Program applicants, helping us t… https://t.co/uSO6xLt8CE

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 ...

Voted Yes on Vote #29 on Bill 7, Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures) 2020-2021

Posted on Twitter The safety of our students and educational staff are a priority as we plan for the upcoming school year. Schools wi… https://t.co/URdmW42Lzb

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

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 277-19(2): Support for Indigenous Languages Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The Member referenced the data described by the Bureau of Statistics in collaboration with Education, Culture and Employment. That is compiled every ...

Voted Yes on Vote #22 on Bill 6, An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act

Two months ago

Posted on Twitter @NWT_CPHO and I met with Education Leaders to discuss the latest public health information and recommendations. The… https://t.co/GF2Ay8nmPl

Posted on Twitter Congratulations to @YukonUniversity on their official launch and continued commitment to post-secondary education i… https://t.co/vQlhlm9EAt

Posted on Twitter #Covid19 has brought to light the necessity of the arts in our lives. As we support once another through this, we m… https://t.co/XQB70QYTHr

More than three months ago

Voted Yes on Vote #20 on Bill 5, Interim Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), 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