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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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Posted on Twitter Proposals are now being accepted for NWT Art Council funding for artists and organizations that are producing artis… https://t.co/NqhMzu7GPy

This week

Mentioned by Government of Northwest Territories Release of the NWT Arts Strategy 2021-2031 Release of the NWT Arts Strategy 2021-2031  

Posted on Twitter The arts are integral to the identity, well-being and prosperity of northerners. The renewed Arts Strategy seeks to… https://t.co/5srq47U2pH

Mentioned by CBC.ca School closures 'not ideal' but will help prevent further transmission of COVID-19: N.W.T. gov't School closures 'not ideal' but will help prevent further transmission of COVID-19: N.W.T. gov't  

Posted on Twitter Applications are now being accepted for Early Learning and Child Care scholarships to help increase the number of q… https://t.co/c8Rpvjsnc0

Mentioned by CKLB News Challenging weeks ahead as health officials navigate ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in Yellowknife Challenging weeks ahead as health officials navigate ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in Yellowknife  

Mentioned by CBC.ca N.W.T. officials to provide COVID-19 update N.W.T. officials to provide COVID-19 update  

Mentioned by Government of Northwest Territories Treaty 11 document returns to the NWT after 100 years Treaty 11 document returns to the NWT after 100 years  

Posted on Twitter Recognizing and respecting the rights of indigenous peoples is an integral part of creating an NWT that is reflecti… https://t.co/IUimkCJLeq

Mentioned by West Island Blog Northwest Territories Government Wins Appeal of 2018 Decision of Denying Non-Rights Holders Entry into French School Northwest Territories Government Wins Appeal of 2018 Decision of Denying Non-Rights Holders Entry into French School  

A week ago

Mentioned by Government of Northwest Territories Ministerial Activities Advisory for the week of September 14-20, 2021 Ministerial Activities Advisory for the week of September 14-20, 2021  

Mentioned by Government of Northwest Territories Court of Appeal confirms GNWT decision regarding admission of non-rights holders into NWT francophone schools Court of Appeal confirms GNWT decision regarding admission of non-rights holders into NWT francophone schools  

Mentioned by CBC.ca N.W.T. gov't wins appeal of 2018 move to deny non-rights holders entry into French school N.W.T. gov't wins appeal of 2018 move to deny non-rights holders entry into French school  

Mentioned by Cabin Radio Applications open for fund that will expand NWT childcare spaces Applications open for fund that will expand NWT childcare spaces  

Mentioned by Government of Northwest Territories Early Childhood Infrastructure Funding now accepting proposals Early Childhood Infrastructure Funding now accepting proposals  

Posted on Twitter If you are an organization that needs support to pursue needed renovations to expand on or start new early learning… https://t.co/xaB8h3tpVs

Mentioned by Government of Northwest Territories Ministerial Activities Advisory for the week of September 7-13, 2021 Ministerial Activities Advisory for the week of September 7-13, 2021  

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter I am pleased to announce that residents holding a Northwest Territories Journeyperson Certificate or a recognized t… https://t.co/zMHnB1YUJD

Posted on Twitter Nomination Deadline for the NWT Literacy Awards is extended to September 3, 2021. Nominate someone today. https://t.co/JaSVKYSXkI

A month ago

Posted on Twitter Registration is now open for Girl in Trades workshop. Female students (13-17) from Yellowknife, Ndilǫ, Dettah and B… https://t.co/GYxBFjwKeR

Posted on Twitter Effective September 1, 2021, the minimum wage will increase from $13.46 per hour to $15.20 per hour. Read more here: https://t.co/65DNQ22jqr

Posted on Twitter We are prepared to open the 2021-22 school year, and to continue our important work to improve education outcomes f… https://t.co/h9KXYSKGjX

More than three months ago

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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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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