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  • His favourite word is going.

MLA for Hay River North

Won his last election, in 2019, by acclaimation.


Yesterday

Posted on Twitter NWT post-secondary students can continue to access the COVID-19 Support Grant and the one-time COVID-19 Technology… https://t.co/OiejFK2w7S

This week

Posted on Twitter Congratulations to the class of 2021, you did it! https://t.co/K2vBObSeyS

Posted on Twitter Honour the achievements of youth and adult learners, exceptional educators, and organizations or businesses across… https://t.co/SPFhT2EbOs

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Nominations are open for the Premiers of Canada Council of the Federation of Literacy Award. Nominations are due Ju… https://t.co/xB0oV08SmP

Posted on Twitter The GNWT is accepting nominations for the NWT Literacy Awards. Nominate a literacy champion today!… https://t.co/NGER4nZBCT

Mentioned by CBC.ca No public accountability for N.W.T. government's secret settlements No public accountability for N.W.T. government's secret settlements  

Mentioned by CBC.ca Fort Smith residents mull legacy of residential school buildings still in use Fort Smith residents mull legacy of residential school buildings still in use  

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by Northern News Services MLA calls for demolition of Ft. Smith residential school site MLA calls for demolition of Ft. Smith residential school site  

Posted on Twitter Nominations for the 2021 NWT Literacy Awards are now open. For more information or to nominate someone, please visit https://t.co/E3eAvl5F8U

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Motion 38-19(2): Extended Adjournment of the House to October 14, 2021, Carried Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Sahtu, that Bill 33, National Indigenous Peoples Day Act be read for a second time. This ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Oral Question 768-19(2): Hay River School Bus Service Thank you, Mr. Speaker. As I stated last time, if this was as easy as cutting a cheque we wouldn't be here. This issue would be ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Oral Question 770-19(2): NWT Arts Council Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Depending on what you prioritize, you can get a lot done in the next couple years. That being said, there is a ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Bill 25: An Act to Amend the Education Act Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Sahtu, that Bill 25, An Act to amend the Education Act be read for the third ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Motion 37-19(2): Creation of a Northwest Territories Food Security Strategy, Carried Mr. Speaker, food security is a priority of this government. This Cabinet and the Government of the Northwest Territories recognizes food security as an issue that ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Tabling Of Documents Mr. Speaker, I wish to table the following document: Plain Language Summary for Bill 33, National Indigenous Peoples Day Act. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Oral Question 771-19(2): Income Assistance Emergency Allowance Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The emergency payments are one time and so they were issued when the emergency occurred, and, you know, if you look at, ...

Mentioned by CKLB News MLAs want more action on food insecurity MLAs want more action on food insecurity  

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Yahoo News Canada Here are the champions of N.W.T. Minister's Culture and Heritage Circle Award Here are the champions of N.W.T. Minister's Culture and Heritage Circle Award  

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters Thank you, Madam Chair. Under the income assistance regulations, the director has discretion to allocate an emergency allowance in situations that are deemed an emergency. So ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Here are the champions of N.W.T. Minister's Culture and Heritage Circle Award Here are the champions of N.W.T. Minister's Culture and Heritage Circle Award  

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Minister's Statement 168-19(2): Minister's Culture and Heritage Circle Awards Mr. Speaker, the arts, culture, heritage and language play an integral part in creating a strong and sustainable territory. Living without access to live music, art ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Oral Question 750-19(2): Supporting Seniors to Age in Place Thank you, Mr. Speaker. That's a very specific question. I believe it's -- she's quoting page 76 of the policy manual, if my memory serves me ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Bill 30: An Act to Amend the Aurora College Act Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, that Bill 30, An Act to amend the Aurora College Act be read ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters Thank you. And, of course, the facility itself is open. SMCC has been -- there have been inmates there throughout this process. But it would be ...

Mentioned by CKLB News Cabinet does not support MLA O'Reilly's royalty transparency bill Cabinet does not support MLA O'Reilly's royalty transparency bill  

Posted on Twitter Congratulations to the recipients of the Minister’s Culture and Heritage Circle Awards! We are proud of the work yo… https://t.co/0nRPsZRFwy

Posted on Twitter Are you attending post-secondary studies this fall and planning to apply for Student Financial Assistance? The dead… https://t.co/UpSBPpWYXN

Mentioned by Cabin Radio Legislation will let education authorities sync elections with YK Legislation will let education authorities sync elections with YK  

Posted on Twitter I met with education leaders on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. I’m pleased that we were able to focus on priority initiativ… https://t.co/Bm6Gh7BmAr

Mentioned by Cabin Radio Finger-pointing erupts over threat to Hay River's buses Finger-pointing erupts over threat to Hay River's buses  

A month ago

Mentioned by Cabin Radio Is the NWT justice system doing enough to protect victims? Is the NWT justice system doing enough to protect victims?  

Mentioned by The Lawyer's Daily Minister says N.W.T. justice system faring well during pandemic, despite challenges Minister says N.W.T. justice system faring well during pandemic, despite challenges  

Posted on Twitter I met with JK-12 education leaders to discuss the OCPHO announcement that the order requiring the closure of school… https://t.co/U5FSuDP9J9

Mentioned by Yahoo News Canada Some N.J. Macpherson parents ready to send their children back to school Monday Some N.J. Macpherson parents ready to send their children back to school Monday  

Three months ago

Voted Yes on Vote #149 on Bill 28, Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), 2021-2022

Voted Yes on Vote #144 on Bill 27, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 3, 2020-2021

Voted Yes on Vote #143 on Bill 26, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 3, 2020-2021

Voted Yes on Vote #142 on Bill 20, An Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act

Introduced legislation Government Bill 25, An Act to Amend the Education Act

Voted Yes on Vote #135 on Bill 16, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act

Voted Yes on Vote #134 on Bill 14, An Act to Amend the Securities Act

More than three months ago

Introduced legislation Government Bill 20, an Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act

Introduced legislation Government Bill 19, An Act to Amend the Student Financial Assistance Act

Introduced legislation Government Bill 18, An Act to Amend the Legal Profession Act

Introduced legislation Government Bill 17, An Act to Amend the Corrections 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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