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Bill 3: Carbon Tax Repeal Act  Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I give notice that on Tuesday, February 27th, 2024, I will present to the House Bill 3, Carbon Tax Repeal Act, to be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

February 23rd, 2024Assembly debate Notice of Motion for First Reading of Bills

Kieron Testart

Question 96-20(1): Whistleblower Protection  Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, one thing that's become clear from the debate around safe disclosure to public processes is that we don't have adequate legislative protections in the Northwest Territories for public service workers. Is the Minister -- or is the Premier consi

February 23rd, 2024Assembly debate Oral Questions

Kieron Testart

Question 82-20(1): Licensed Gaming  I think it might be too specific, Mr. Speaker, but I appreciate what the Minister is saying. So will the Minister bring forward these items that I brought up today and a revenue sharing model with Indigenous governments at the next Council of Leaders meeting? Thank you.

February 23rd, 2024Assembly debate Oral Questions

Kieron Testart

Question 82-20(1): Licensed Gaming  Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Thank you to the Minister. Is the Minister -- will the Minister bring forward reasonable regulation for online gambling to capture potential revenue leakage? Thank you.

February 23rd, 2024Assembly debate Oral Questions

Kieron Testart

Question 82-20(1): Licensed Gaming  Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Will the Minister bring forward gaming corporation legislation to allow for casinos, land-based casinos to operate in the Northwest Territories? Thank you.

February 23rd, 2024Assembly debate Oral Questions

Kieron Testart

Question 82-20(1): Licensed Gaming  Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I have questions for our big money Minister, the Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs. Our gaming regime is actually quite liberal, and I wonder if the reforms we need are actually to put some -- a finer point to it so we can capture so

February 23rd, 2024Assembly debate Oral Questions

Kieron Testart

Member's Statement 99-20(1): Licensed Gaming  Mr. Speaker, if there's one thing Northerners love, it's a good bingo. Gaming has been part of northern culture since the earliest times and continues to be enjoyed in communities large and small. Whether it's bingo, hand games Chase the Ace, or a simple 50/50, we all love playin

February 23rd, 2024Assembly debate Members' Statements

Kieron Testart

Question 76-20(1): 2024 Wildfire Season Preparations and Resourcing  Thank you, Mr. Speaker, and thank you to the Minister. For clarification, does the department have enough financial resources in its current budget to accommodate the early start to the fire season? Thank you.

February 22nd, 2024Assembly debate Oral Questions

Kieron Testart

Question 76-20(1): 2024 Wildfire Season Preparations and Resourcing  Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Thank you to the Minister. Does the Minister feel that the department has adequate resources to begin this work at this time? Thank you.

February 22nd, 2024Assembly debate Oral Questions

Kieron Testart

Question 76-20(1): 2024 Wildfire Season Preparations and Resourcing  Thank you, Mr. Speaker. And thank you to the Minister. That's good news. Is the department going to -- as private sector contractors are important in our firefighting efforts, will those contracts be moved up as well to give our aviation companies, in particular, time to prepare

February 22nd, 2024Assembly debate Oral Questions

Kieron Testart

Question 76-20(1): 2024 Wildfire Season Preparations and Resourcing  Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, Alberta has -- the province of Alberta has recently declared an early start to their fire season this February, which is a real evidence that climate change is a historic reality for Canada. Now our concern here is, of course, more wildfires,

February 22nd, 2024Assembly debate Oral Questions

Kieron Testart

Motion to amend Motion 9-20(1): Establishing a Public Inquiry into the 2023 Wildfires - Safe Disclosure, Carried  Thank you. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Well, over the course of today, we've had a public debate on the nature of the emergency that brings this motion before the House today, the nature of what that motion is calling for, and we've also made that motion more collaborative, more incl

February 22nd, 2024Assembly debate Motions

Kieron Testart

Motion to amend Motion 9-20(1): Establishing a Public Inquiry into the 2023 Wildfires - Increase Board to 6 Persons, Carried  Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, this amendment will allow for the Council of Leaders, which is made up of Indigenous governments, to appoint two persons to a board of inquiry to oversee the public inquiry as contemplated by this motion. And I consider it a friendly amendment

February 22nd, 2024Assembly debate Motions

Kieron Testart

Motion 9-20(1): Establishing a Public Inquiry into the 2023 Wildfires, Carried  Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I want to take a moment to speak to how we got here today as we prepare to consider this motion. We are here today for talking about a public inquiry because we need to restore the public's trust. We know all too well that political engagemen

February 22nd, 2024Assembly debate Motions

Kieron Testart

Minister's Statement 17-20(1): Reaching Average $10 a day Child Care in the NWT  Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I seek unanimous consent to move to item 16 on the orders of the day. Thank you.

February 22nd, 2024Assembly debate Ministers' Statements

Kieron Testart

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