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  • His favourite word was cho.

Last in the Legislative Assembly November 2021, as MLA for Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh

Lost his last election, a byelection in 2022, by acclaimation.

Statements in the House

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters March 10th, 2021

No. That's good to know. I wasn't too sure I understood that because, in the actuals, it didn't exist. Now, that's earmarked for that, so at least I know what that's for. At this time, I don't have any other questions, Madam Chair.

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters March 10th, 2021

Thank you, Madam Chair. That's good to know. This other last item here, this other contribution for the Mackenzie River Basin Board. Can the Minister explain what that is, as well?

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters March 10th, 2021

Thank you, Madam Chair. I know I've said this before. The water systems, they don't see borders. With all our water systems, everything is all connected, and I bet you, if we had any major environmental concerns here on our side and something was flowing into another jurisdiction, they would be all over us. I think there needs to be that mutual respect. I think that's really important. I just thought I'd make that as a comment. I'm going to move on to the NWT water strategy. Can the Minister just explain exactly the contributions, how this works, and what exactly this line item is? Thank you.

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters March 10th, 2021

Thank you, Madam Chair. I'm just going to go on the same line as my colleague here in terms of transboundary water items. I know that we have an agreement with Alberta and BC, but if I heard correctly, I don't think we have anything solid in place with Saskatchewan. Can the Minister give us an update if there has been any work done in this area? Thank you.

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters March 9th, 2021

Thank you, Madam Chair. Thank you for that. I don't have any other questions on this section. Thank you.

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters March 9th, 2021

Thank you for that response. My other question is: what is the split between the three protected areas in terms of this budget line item? Thank you.

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters March 9th, 2021

Thank you, Madam Chair. This is good to know. Like I say, hopefully, in the future, we will see some of the list that you gave me settle their land claims, and we'll go that route. Good. Moving along, nature fund protected areas, there are three protected areas here. Again, I'd like to know what the breakdown is for that $1.9 million? Marsi cho.

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters March 9th, 2021

Thank you, Madam Chair. Thank you for that list. Maybe this might be a taller ask, but when will we get a breakdown of what each organization gets just to have an idea? My other question is: just going back through the years here, has this been prescribed properly? Thank you.

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters March 9th, 2021

Thank you, Madam Chair. I'm just looking at page 81, a couple of line items here: IRMA and nature fund protected areas. I'm just looking at the description here. It's the assistance for Indigenous communities in unsettled land claims to participate in land and resource management processes. My question for the Minister here is: which communities are they referring to in this line item? Thank you.

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters March 9th, 2021

Thank you for that. One last question: the local wildlife committees here. The actuals were $109,000, and now it's $257,000. My question is: was this due to demand? In terms of subscriptions of this line, I want to know more detail about that. Thank you.