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  • His favourite word is going.

MLA for Hay River North

Won his last election, in 2019, by acclaimation.


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Mentioned by CBC.ca N.W.T. MLAs want government policies reviewed for racism N.W.T. MLAs want government policies reviewed for racism  

Mentioned by Northern News Services Assembly passes motion to review racial biases in the GNWT - NNSL MEDIA Assembly passes motion to review racial biases in the GNWT - NNSL MEDIA  

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters Yes, I do. Should I just take it away? Thank you. I am here to present the 2021-2022 Main Estimates for the Department of Justice. Overall, ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Motion 29-19(2): Systemic Racism, carried Mr. Speaker, this Cabinet and the Government of the Northwest Territories recognize and are committed to addressing systemic racism. As the Premier stated earlier today, we ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Tabled Document 340-19(2): Follow-up Letter for Oral Question 568-19(2): Inmate Rehabilitation Mr. Speaker, I wish to table the following document: "Follow-up Letter for Oral Question 568-19(2): Inmate Rehabilitation." Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

A week ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Tabled Document 335-19(2): Follow-up Letter for Oral Question 408-19(2): Use of Indigenous Languages in GNWT Workplaces Mr. Speaker, I wish to table the following document: "Follow-up Letter for Oral Question 408-19(2): Use of Indigenous Languages in GNWT Workplaces." Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Mentioned by Cabin Radio NWT's wage top-up program extended to August 31 NWT's wage top-up program extended to August 31  

Mentioned by Cabin Radio MLA, minister in war of words over 'legislative lethargy' MLA, minister in war of words over 'legislative lethargy'  

Mentioned by Northern News Services GNWT working on better internet for schools, says Archie - NNSL MEDIA GNWT working on better internet for schools, says Archie - NNSL MEDIA  

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 611-19(2): Legislative Lethargy I, for one, will not forget that, and I remember all of the Member's amendments that made it stretch out until past midnight. However, we did ...

Mentioned by Cabin Radio Get Google to add NWT's Indigenous languages, territory told Get Google to add NWT's Indigenous languages, territory told  

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 603-19(2): Lowering Legal Voting Age Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This isn't something that's currently on the radar, but I'm not opposed to the idea. I think that it's not a bad ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 607-19(2): Addition of Michif as Official Language of the Northwest Territories Thank you, Mr. Speaker. So far, there hasn't been a movement toward making Michif an official language. I think I actually had these same questions in ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 604-19(2): Internet Access for Learning This is a topic discussed frequently around the Cabinet table. ECE doesn't have responsibility over this. Of course, the Minister of Finance is often answering questions ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 601-19(2): Northwest Territories Indigenous Languages on Google Translate As far as I know, it hasn't been affected by COVID-19. It hasn't been put on hold. It is going forward full force, and it doesn't ...

Mentioned by Cabin Radio NWT won't renew contract for A New Day men's healing program NWT won't renew contract for A New Day men's healing program  

Mentioned by Northern News Services Residents celebrated for contributions to NWT literacy - NNSL MEDIA Residents celebrated for contributions to NWT literacy - NNSL MEDIA  

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 591-19(2): Employment Standards Administration and Reporting Thank you, Mr. Speaker. There are service standards that have been developed for the Employment Standards Office, and those relate to how long between making a ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 597-19(2): A New Day Program This is still quite early in the process. Of course, we want to use the results of reviews to inform how we want to go forward. ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Question 588-19(2): Incentives to Work I always remember when I was a relatively new MLA and the Premier stood up at that time and said there's more jobs than people to ...

Mentioned by CKLB News 'Don't be afraid to speak up': Fort Simpson teen speaks against bullying on Pink Shirt Day 'Don't be afraid to speak up': Fort Simpson teen speaks against bullying on Pink Shirt Day  

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Literacy skills in any and all of our Official Languages are crucial to daily living, employment, citizenship, pers… https://t.co/4uvX2HmNfG

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Northern News Services Committee debates response to allegations against clerk - NNSL MEDIA Committee debates response to allegations against clerk - NNSL MEDIA  

Mentioned by Northern News Services Third ask in three days to make teachers essential workers - NNSL MEDIA Third ask in three days to make teachers essential workers - NNSL MEDIA  

Mentioned by Northern News Services NWT clerk denies he harassed chief electoral officer - NNSL MEDIA NWT clerk denies he harassed chief electoral officer - NNSL MEDIA  

Posted on Twitter Happy to release the first Aurora College Transformation’s Quarterly Report. Keeping you informed of our progress.… https://t.co/CesKVgR7dr

A month ago

Posted on Twitter The deadline for NWT Arts Council grant submissions has been extended to April 15th 2021. This deadline is for arti… https://t.co/5khWJOiTkE

Posted on Twitter February is Indigenous Languages Month in the Northwest Territories! The theme of 2021 is "Cook with Me" celebratin… https://t.co/crAo6a1d17

Posted on Twitter I am pleased to announce that the #GNWT is now offering a streamlined labour market recovery program to support nor… https://t.co/jOjoDc7Mzn

Posted on Twitter #COVID19 has touched all aspects of our lives and our economy. Last year we announced regulations to allow tenants… https://t.co/TbSn9Bbx4X

Two months ago

Posted on Twitter The @nrthrnheritage is open and admission is free! Come and enjoy exhibits showcasing two local artists, the exhibi… https://t.co/xGpgnczFNA

Posted on Twitter The @nrthrnheritage is open and admission is free! Come and enjoy exhibits showcasing two local artists, the exhibi… https://t.co/TUYOhYi64v

Three months ago

Posted on Twitter A reminder that #GNWT staff will begin mandatory leave on December 23. While this means that my twitter account may… https://t.co/3Q7ArGvmFU

Posted on Twitter See ads below from the Department of Education, Culture and Employment regarding office closures over the holidays. https://t.co/0GtbmJ336T

More than three months ago

Voted Yes on Vote #64 on Bill , Motion 12-19(2): Revocation of Appointment to the Executive Council, Carried

Voted Yes on Vote #63 on Bill 10, Temporary Variation of Statutory Time Periods (COVID-19 Pandemic Measures) Act

Voted Yes on Vote #43 on Bill 10, Temporary Variation of Statutory Time Periods (COVID-19 Pandemic Measures) Act

Voted Yes on Vote #61 on Bill 8, Supplementary Appropriations Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 2, 2020-2021

Voted Yes on Vote #60 on Bill 9, Supplementary Appropriations Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 1, 2020-2021

Voted Yes on Vote #41 on Bill 8, Supplementary Appropriations Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 2, 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

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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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Introduced legislation Government Bill 49, Small Business Tax Relief Act