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  • His favourite word is hay.

MLA for Hay River North

Won his last election, in 2015, with 53% of the vote.


Yesterday

Mentioned by CBC.ca NWT Housing Corp. cuts contracts with Hay River company after modular homes not delivered on time The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation cancelled contracts for more than a dozen modular homes destined for several communities in the territory after determining the contractor couldn't follow through on the orders. ... At the time, Caroline ...

This week

Posted on Facebook (Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories Video link) View post

A week ago

Posted on Facebook (R.J. Simpson - MLA for Hay River North's cover photo Photo link) View post

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by The Hub (Hay River) (blog) GNWT considering RCMP request for more constables in Hay River “I'm looking forward to business plans which are coming up in November,” said Hay River North MLA R.J. Simpson. “That's where I'll learn ... Simpson told the minister he would take that response as a positive. Attempts by The Hub to ... However, he ...

A month ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca NWT Housing Corp. 'exploring all options' as contractor fails to build modular homes on time Caroline Cochrane, the minister responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation, gave details about the behind-schedule homes in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday after questions from Yellowknife Centre MLA Julie Green. Concept Energy ...

Voted Yes on Vote #11 on Bill 4, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 1, 2018-2019

Voted Yes on Vote #10 on Bill 3, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 3, 2017-2018

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters I will now call Committee of the Whole to order. Committee, before we begin with our committee business, I would like to continue our farewell tribute ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 38-18(3): Commercial Fishery In Hay River Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Just like the Member for Nahendeh asked questions about summer students every sitting, I have to ask questions about commercial fishing. I ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 48-18(3): Commercial Fisheries Revitalization Strategy Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, this is our last sitting day, so I would like to get some more information out to the public on ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Hay River Business Skilled Labour Requirements Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, there is no better way for a government to ensure healthy people and vibrant communities than to support a growing ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Report of Committee of the Whole Mr. Speaker, your committee has been considering Committee Report 2-18(3), Standing Committee on Government Operations on the Review of the 2015-2016 Public Accounts of the Government ...

Voted Yes on Vote #4 on Bill 2, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 3, 2017-2018

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Highway Pedestrian Crossings Mr. Speaker, a while back, I received a visit in my office from a constituent, Nicholas Reimer. He is a grade 3 student at Harry Camsell ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 27-18(3): Hay River Pedestrian Crossing Upgrade That is good news. My constituents will be happy to hear that. I would like the Minister to confirm that this upgrade is only to the ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Report of Committee of the Whole Mr. Speaker, your committee has been considering Tabled Document 2-18(3), Supplementary Estimates (Operations Expenditures), No. 3, 2017-2018; Tabled Document 3-18(3), Supplementary Estimates (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 1, ...

Posted on Facebook On September 27, 2017 I made a statement about the possibility of renaming the GNWT's recently purchased marine vessels in order to acknowledge and celebrate the residents involved ... (Renaming MTS vessels link) View post

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 20-18(3): Guthrie House Therapeutic Community Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I also have questions for the Minister of Justice about corrections. I always say that we need to strive to be world-class ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Motion 1-18(3): Revocation Of Appointment Of The Honourable Louis Sebert To The Executive Council Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I commented on this motion yesterday so I'll be very brief. Those wishing to read my previous remarks in full ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Member's Statement Corrections In The Northwest Territories Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, in 2015 the Auditor General of Canada released a report on corrections in the NWT. It stated that both the ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Report of Committee of the Whole Mr. Speaker, your committee has been considering Tabled Document 1-18(3), Supplementary Estimates (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 3, 2017-2018. I would like to report that consideration of tabled ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Vote to oust NWT Justice Minister Louis Sebert from cabinet expected Thursday A motion to remove Northwest Territories Justice Minister Louis Sebert from his cabinet position is set to be introduced in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday. At the end of Tuesday's session, Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh MLA Tom Beaulieu announced he'd be ...

Mentioned by CKLB News (press release) Sebert gets mixed review from Leaders in Thebacha Salt River First Nation Chief Freida Martselos, Smith's Landing First Nation councillor Agnes Cheezie, Justice Minister Louis Sebert, Craig Browne with CAB Construction and Fort Smith Mayor Lynn Buckley break ground for the new women's unit of the Fort ...

Mentioned by The Hub (Hay River) (blog) Hay River woman closer to double lung transplant Hay River North MLA R.J. Simpson is sure it can be worked out between the GNWT and Loutit's doctors in Edmonton to allow her to stay in Hay River. “My understanding is that it's OK for her to stay in Hay River, but one side was waiting for a letter ...

Mentioned by The Hub (Hay River) (blog) Proposed facility could see 60 positions “The most efficient way to build long-term care beds in the Northwest Territories is 24-bed pods,” he said, noting that offers the best value for money and the greatest degree of safe services for residents. “Based on a 48-bed facility, which is ...

Posted on Facebook Congratulations to Hay River Fire Captain Terence Fischer, and the entire Hay River Fire Department for being awarded the 2017 NWT Fire Service Merit Awards! Thank you for ... (NWT Fire Service Merit Awards 2017 link) View post

Posted on Facebook On October 5th, 2017, the Members of the Legislative Assembly held a mid-term review of Cabinet's performance. The 7-hour long event was broadcast live on television and streamed ... (Opinion: Mid-Term Review link) View post

Two months ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca Are NWT MLA salaries relevant in union talks? Depends who you ask Parsons speculated that the MLAs instituted the wage freeze thinking that by the time it expired the government would have reached collective agreements with the three groups of workers they are negotiating with — GNWT employees, Northwest Territories ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca NWT ministers say they won't resign, even if they lose non-confidence vote As questions began, Hay River North MLA R.J. Simpson asked each minister if they would resign if they received a vote of non-confidence or force the House to vote to remove them from the executive council. One by one, each minister said that they would ...

Voted Yes on Vote #100 on Bill 27, An Act to Amend the Environmental Protection Act

Voted Yes on Vote #100 on Bill 27, An Act to Amend the Environmental Protection Act

Voted Yes on Vote #99 on Bill 33, Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), 2018-2019

Posted on Facebook ( Photo link) View post

Mentioned by CBC.ca NWT government agrees to pay for quarter of new shelter in Hay River, if feds pay the rest N.W.T government agrees to pay for quarter of new shelter in Hay River, if feds pay the rest ... Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod made the announcement during Wednesday's sitting of the Legislative Assembly. "I can assure all members of the House that ...

Posted on Facebook On September 26th, 2017 I asked the Minister of Health and Social Services what the proposed long-term care facility would mean for jobs in Hay River. (Sixty new jobs for long-term care facility in Hay River link) View post

Mentioned by Yahoo News Canada (blog) 'Closed' highway sign drives former NWT politician to write fuming Facebook post The green highway sign, just north of High Level, Alberta, directs travellers to Hay River and the Northwest Territories border with big, white arrows. But attached ... R.J. Simpson, MLA for Hay River North, commented on Groenewegen's post that he was ...

Posted on Facebook On September 26th, 2017 I used my member's statement to remember the life and contributions of Pat Bobinski. (In Memory of Pat Bobinski link) View post

Mentioned by CBC.ca 'Closed' highway sign drives former NWT politician to write fuming Facebook post The green highway sign, just north of High Level, Alberta, directs travellers to Hay River and the Northwest Territories border with big, white arrows. But attached ... R.J. Simpson, MLA for Hay River North, commented on Groenewegen's post that he was ...

Posted on Facebook Have your say with your MLA! Ask questions, raise concerns, and provide feedback on government actions and priorities, as well as the upcoming mid-term review of the Cabinet. (Constituency Meeting Event link) View post

Posted on Facebook Share your comments on the GNWT's Draft Energy Strategy,. Find out how by clicking below. (Draft 2030 Energy Strategy for Public Comment link) View post

More than three months ago

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