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  • His favourite word is hay.

MLA for Hay River North

Won his last election, in 2019, by acclaimation.


A week ago

Mentioned by Northern News Services A New Year's resolution for cabinet A New Year's resolution for cabinet  

A month ago

Mentioned by Northern News Services Indebted MLA Rocky Simpson gets greenlight to sell properties, assets Indebted MLA Rocky Simpson gets greenlight to sell properties, assets  

Mentioned by Canadian HR Reporter Northwest Territories enhances employment standards Northwest Territories enhances employment standards  

Mentioned by Canadian HR Reporter Northwest Territories enhances employment leave standard Northwest Territories enhances employment leave standard  

Mentioned by Cabin Radio NWT changes parental leave, adds family violence leave for many NWT changes parental leave, adds family violence leave for many  

Mentioned by CBC.ca Paid domestic violence leave part of N.W.T. employment act starting next year Paid domestic violence leave part of N.W.T. employment act starting next year  

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Tabled Document 29-19(1): Aurora College Corporate Plan 2019-2020 Tabled Document 30-19(1): Aurora College Annual report 2018-2019 Tabled Document 31-19(1): 2018-2019 Annual Report on Official Languages Mr. Speaker, I wish to table the following three documents. "Aurora College Corporate Plan 2019-2020"; "Aurora College Annual report 2018-2019"; and "2018-2019 Annual Report on Official ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Minister's Statement 11-19(1): Amendments to the Employment Standards Act Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Our greatest northern resource is our people, and it is our responsibility to invest in and take steps to ensure their health ...

Voted Yes on Vote #19 on Bill 2, Supplementary Appropriations Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 3, 2019-2020

Voted Yes on Vote #18 on Bill 1, An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act

Mentioned by My Yellowknife Now New and enhanced employment leave provisions introduced by GNWT New and enhanced employment leave provisions introduced by GNWT  

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 19-19(1): Low Graduation Rates in Small Communities Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I want to thank my colleague for his earlier statement, as well as the other colleague from the Deh Cho. I appreciate ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 17-19(1): Education Renewal in Small Communities There are two parts to the question: will the Minster commit to delivering on the ERI, and will the departmental staff go into all the small ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters Thank you, Madam Chair. We are dealing with the indemnity payable to officeholders, and I see that there is a bit of a difference here. The ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 21-19(1): Mildred Hall School Emergency Boiler Purchase Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Unlike most jurisdictions in the Northwest Territories, most communities, the school infrastructure of YK1 is owned by YK1, for the most part. ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Minister's Statement 6-19(1): Aurora College Transformation Progress Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The transformation of Aurora College into a polytechnic university is a priority of this Legislative Assembly, and I am pleased to say ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I want to recognize someone who, as we've just heard, is always looking out for me: my mother, Ms. Betty Lyons. I ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Tabled Document 12-19(1): Annual Reports for Northwest Territories Education Bodies for the 2018-2019 School Year Ending June 30, 2019 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I wish to table the following document pursuant to Section 21 of the Financial Administration Act entitled " Annual Reports for Northwest ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 3-19(1): Tracking Post-secondary Student Accomplishments Thank you, Mr. Speaker, and I want to thank my colleague for the question. I would also like to congratulate, myself, Ms. Doreen Arrowmaker for her ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 4-19(1): Transparency of Aurora College Transformation Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I want to thank my colleague for bringing this forward. I completely understand the concerns. We had a foundational review, and the ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Northern News Services MLAs at Metis assembly for the first time in years MLAs at Metis assembly for the first time in years  

Mentioned by My Yellowknife Now Council created to guide transformation of Aurora College Council created to guide transformation of Aurora College  

Mentioned by Cabin Radio NWT to receive eight institutions' help in creating polytechnic NWT to receive eight institutions' help in creating polytechnic  

Mentioned by My Yellowknife Now Academic Advisory Council created to guide transformation of Aurora College Academic Advisory Council created to guide transformation of Aurora College  

Mentioned by Northern News Services RJ Simpson appointed minister of Education, Culture and Employment RJ Simpson appointed minister of Education, Culture and Employment  

Three months ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to welcome a constituent who came up from Hay River today for this, Ms. Beatrice Lepine, and I want ...

More than three months ago

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

Voted Yes on Vote #277 on Bill , Motion 44-18(3): Dissolution of the 18th Legislative Assembly, Carried

Voted Yes on Vote #274 on Bill , Motion 41-18(3): Adoption of Code of Conduct for Members of the Legislative Assembly, Carried

Voted Yes on Vote #273 on Bill 61, Appropriations Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), 2020-2021

Voted Yes on Vote #269 on Bill 34, Mineral Resources Act

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

Posted on Facebook (Mackenzie County link) View post

Introduced legislation Government Bill 49, Small Business Tax Relief Act

Posted on Twitter My statement on motion to request GNWT & NTPC enter into binding arbitration with UNW to avoid a strike: https://t.co/yHn9AQyLQ7

Posted on Twitter https://t.co/qRiA4DQRPj

Posted on Twitter Calm, sunny morning at the Legislative Assembly. #nwt #nwtpoli @ Legislative Assembly NWT https://t.co/joih7YUl0L

Posted on Twitter My phone camera doesn't do the sky justice. Taken at 11:00 pm in Old Town. #nofilter #YHY… https://t.co/J6fZXpgekY

Posted on Twitter We all have friends and/or family in Fort McMurray. The #GNWT should provide whatever support we can to help keep them safe. #ymm

Posted on Twitter Stanley Cup is at the Legislative Assembly right now! Swing by if you're in YK for a picture.… https://t.co/9K5bkgWTKi

Posted on Twitter Congrats to all the spring 2016 graduates of Aurora College! https://t.co/fcSRuPtrcW