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  • His favourite word is hay.

MLA for Hay River North

Won his last election, in 2019, by acclaimation.


This week

Mentioned by Northern News Services RJ Simpson appointed minister of Education, Culture and Employment RJ Simpson appointed minister of Education, Culture and Employment  

Mentioned by CBC.ca NWT cabinet and deputy assignments send mixed message about change NWT cabinet and deputy assignments send mixed message about change  

Mentioned by CBC.ca N.W.T. cabinet and deputy assignments send mixed message about change N.W.T. cabinet and deputy assignments send mixed message about change  

A week ago

Mentioned by Northern News Services Thom is deputy premier and health minister, Wawzonek takes finance and justice in NWT cabinet Thom is deputy premier and health minister, Wawzonek takes finance and justice in NWT cabinet  

Mentioned by Northern News Services Nature versus housing Nature versus housing  

Mentioned by My Yellowknife Now Premier Cochrane announces portfolio assignments for the 19th Legislative Assembly Premier Cochrane announces portfolio assignments for the 19th Legislative Assembly  

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by Northern News Services Hay River's RJ Simpson elected to cabinet Hay River's RJ Simpson elected to cabinet  

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca N.W.T.'s new premier will face big demands for change N.W.T.'s new premier will face big demands for change  

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to welcome a constituent who came up from Hay River today for this, Ms. Beatrice Lepine, and I want ...

Mentioned by Cabin Radio Surprise, optimism, warnings: Leaders welcome Premier Cochrane Surprise, optimism, warnings: Leaders welcome Premier Cochrane  

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Election Of Premier Thank you, Mr. Speaker-elect. I am running for this role because I see that there are things we can do to improve our system of government ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Election Of Ministers Thank you, Mr. Speaker-elect. I don't have a speech prepared. I think people have heard me speak enough in the last week. First, I want to ...

Mentioned by HuffPost Canada Caroline Cochrane Elected New N.W.T. Premier Under Territory’s ‘Consensus’ System Caroline Cochrane Elected New N.W.T. Premier Under Territory’s ‘Consensus’ System  

Mentioned by CBC.ca Here are the 6 new members of the N.W.T. cabinet Here are the 6 new members of the N.W.T. cabinet  

Mentioned by CBC.ca Here are the 6 new members of the N.W.T. cabinet Here are the 6 new members of the N.W.T. cabinet  

A month ago

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Mr. R.J. Simpson's Speech Thank you. It's an honour to be back in this House, to serve the people of Hay River and the NWT for a second term. I ...

Three months ago

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

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I have a feeling that this is going to go on a while. I want to recognize the returning officers for Hay ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Encouraging Voters in the Territorial Election Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Today is the last day that these Members will gather together on the floor of this House. Like everyone else here, I'm ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Report Of Committee Of The Whole Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Your committee would like to report progress, and Mr. Speaker, I move that the report of the Committee of the Whole be ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters I will now call for the last time Committee of the Whole to order. "What is the wish of committee" is how I would usually begin, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #269 on Bill 34, Mineral Resources Act

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Today I want to recognize a constituent in the gallery, who is also my girlfriend, life partner, spouse, and whatever other terms ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 247-18(3): Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment Report on the Process Used for Devolution Legislative Initiatives - Protocols for Engagement in Development of Legislation, Carried Thank you, Mr. Chair. I am going to support this motion. I think it is a way to hold the government accountable. If there are no ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Some of the other Members have referenced last night. It was about six hours that we discussed this. At the clause-by-clause, there ...

Spoke in the Legislative Assembly on Committee Motion 246-18(3): Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment Report on the Perceptions Held by Northern Businesses Toward the Government of the Northwest Territories' Procurement Processes - Government Response to Recommendations, carried Thank you, Mr. Chair. Once again, I want to thank our staff for putting together yet another report on top of all of the other reports ...

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

Voted Yes on Vote #268 on Bill 46, Public Land Act

Voted Yes on Vote #267 on Bill 43, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act

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

More than three months ago

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