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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 Northern News Services Yellowknifer editorial: online learning is now a necessity Yellowknifer editorial: online learning is now a necessity  

Mentioned by Cabin Radio In pandemic mode, NWT schools ask communities: what do you need? In pandemic mode, NWT schools ask communities: what do you need?  

Three days ago

Mentioned by Northern News Services Grade 12 graduation, essential services for students top priorities, says minister Grade 12 graduation, essential services for students top priorities, says minister  

Mentioned by CBC.ca N.W.T. Education Minister says more info on school closures coming N.W.T. Education Minister says more info on school closures coming  

Mentioned by My Yellowknife Now NWT schools closed for remainder of 2019/2020 school year NWT schools closed for remainder of 2019/2020 school year  

This week

Mentioned by CBC.ca YK1 school board votes to close for remainder of the school year YK1 school board votes to close for remainder of the school year  

A week ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 215-19(2): COVID-19 Pandemic and Northwest Territories Post-Secondary Students What the Premier said was that I consulted with the Chief Public Health Officer and received advice to close NWT schools until after Easter. That is ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca N.W.T. schools recommended to close until after Easter N.W.T. schools recommended to close until after Easter  

Mentioned by Northern News Services NWT's top doctor advises schools close until after Easter NWT's top doctor advises schools close until after Easter  

Mentioned by Cabin Radio NWT tells schools to close until after Easter, daycares unaffected NWT tells schools to close until after Easter, daycares unaffected  

Mentioned by Cabin Radio NWT schools closing 'until after Easter,' says premier NWT schools closing 'until after Easter,' says premier  

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by Cabin Radio Łutsel K'e Dene First Nation orders school closure over Covid-19 Łutsel K'e Dene First Nation orders school closure over Covid-19  

Mentioned by CKLB News Coronavirus in the NWT not a question of if but when, says Premier Coronavirus in the NWT not a question of if but when, says Premier  

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 9-19(2): Tabled Document 43-19(2) Supplementary Estimates (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 1, 2020-2021 - Deletion of $10,000,000 Not Previously Authorized from Department of Infrastructure, Capital Investment Expenditures, Asset Management, Defeated Thank you, Madam Chair. I just wanted to reiterate some of the comments that were made by my Cabinet colleagues here, and I will be voting ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 202-19(2): Arts Curriculum Advisor That is something we're looking at. CALM has been around since I was in high school, and, frankly, there has always been talk that it could ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Minister's Statement 37-19(2): Rendez-vous de la Francophonie Monsieur le President, I am proud to celebrate the francophone community of the Northwest Territories during the 22nd Annual Rendez-vous de la Francophonie. This nationwide initiative, ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 198-19(2): COVID-19 and School Closures It doesn't matter if I support them or not. They have the right to do that. I just want to let everyone know that this is ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 207-19(2): Succession Planning for Interpreters Training I can get back to the Member with more specifics on that. I actually have the second half of my languages briefing scheduled for next week. ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 199-19(2): COVID-19 and Department of Education, Culture and Employment Planning That is what is being worked on as we speak. Those are the kinds of plans that we're putting in place. There were protocols in place ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Bill 3: An Act to Amend the Public Highways Act Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Sahtu, that Bill 3, An Act to Amend the Public Highways Act, be read for the ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I want to recognize a couple of Pages who are returning, Ms. Charlotte Buth and Ms. Josee Touesnard. I want to thank ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Bill 3-19(2): An Act to Amend the Public Highways Act Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, that Bill 3, An Act to Amend the Public ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 182-19(2): Support for Aurora College Students with Children I'm always happy to sit down with Members and have these discussions. In terms of universal childcare in Fort Smith, it's a difficult conversation to have, ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Motion 5-19(2): Referral of Point of Privilege Raised by Member for Monfwi on March 10, 2020, Carried Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I'm happy to second this motion. I was the deputy under the previous Speaker, who is now the Member for Monfwi, and ...

More than three months ago

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

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