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Last in the Legislative Assembly September 2019, as MLA for Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh

Won his last election, in 2015, with 70% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters June 5th, 2019

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I may have read this backwards. We will consider the committee report first. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters June 5th, 2019

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Committee wishes to consider Bill 38, Protected Areas Act, and Committee Report 18-18(3), Standing Committee Review on Bill 38, Protected Areas Act. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Acknowledgement 22-18(3): Eileen Erasmus - NWT Education Hall of Fame Inductee June 5th, 2019

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to acknowledge Eileen Erasmus. Eileen has dedicated nearly 20 years to the K'alemi Dene School and to education in the Northwest Territories. She has taught almost every grade and has been an integral part of the growth of K'alemi Dene School. Eileen has demonstrated a consistent commitment to her students, and they know this and can feel it. Former students describe her as an amazing individual, who has been a strong role model for the next generation. On behalf of the people from Ndilo, thank you, Eileen.

Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery June 5th, 2019

Marsi cho, Mr. Speaker. I'd like to recognize constituents of mine, Eileen and Guy Erasmus from Ndilo. Thank you.

Prayer June 5th, 2019

Mr. Speaker, I seek unanimous consent to have item 5, recognition of visitors in the gallery; item 6, acknowledgements; and item 20, consideration in Committee of the Whole of bills and other matters, dealt with as the next matters on the orders of the day. Marsi cho, Mr. Speaker.

Committee Motion 141-18(3): Special Committee to Increase the Representation of Women in the Legislative Assembly Final Report - Plebiscite on Options to Increase Representation of Women, Carried June 5th, 2019

Thank you, Mr. Chair. I will be supporting this motion mainly because I think that we will easily achieve four women MLAs in the next election. Thank you.

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters June 5th, 2019

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I will likely speak on the recommendations. For general comments here, I would like to also thank my colleagues on the committee. There were six of us on the committee, and I would also like to thank the committee staff for providing us the assistance that we needed to visit the nine communities and sat in front of well over 100 people to hear their recommendations. I think, I feel, it will work. I know already that, as we are moving into the next territorial election, we are hearing names of a lot of women that would like to become MLAs, who will be running in the territorial election. I would say that we will, we could, I suspect that we are probably going to have the highest number of women in this legislature after the next election. Throughout, the methods and as we worked our way through it led by our chair, I was not sure if something like this would actually work, and now, after seeing the report and at the conclusion of our community visits, I strongly feel that this will work and that the numbers that we are trying to achieve, we will achieve easily. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters June 5th, 2019

Thank you, Mr. Chair. Mr. Chairman, committee would like to continue consideration next of Committee Report 14-18(3), Special Committee to Increase Representation of Women in the Legislative Assembly final report. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters June 5th, 2019

Thank you, Mr. Chair. Mr. Chair, could I have a minute, Mr. Chair?

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters June 5th, 2019

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Chairman, I move that consideration of Tabled Document 443-18(3), Supplementary Estimates Infrastructure Expenditures, No. 2, 2019-2020, now be concluded and that Tabled Document 443-18(3) be reported and recommended as ready for further consideration in formal session through the form of an appropriation bill. Thank you, Mr. Chair.