Ingraham Trail Constituency Meeting

Ingraham Trail Property Owners Constituency Meeting When: Sunday June 17, 2018 Where: Prelude Lake Main, Loop C, Cook Shack Time: 12pm – 2pm Notes: There will be no charge at the park gate for vehicle day use. Contact: Cory @ 445-1192 if you have questions

Part 2 – My Comments on Bill 6:  Cannabis Legalization Act

Mr. Chair, Yesterday I spoke about my support for the 7 substantive policy recommendations designed by the joint Standing Committees to improve the government’s planning and program development related to the legalization of cannabis. Today, I would like to speak more specifically about the content of Bill 6.  First, I want to start by recognizing … Read more

My Comments on Bill 6: Cannabis Legalization Act

As the Chair of the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment (EDE) I was not a Member of the Joint Standing Committees that worked together to review Bill 6.  However, I have taken a keen interest in the work of my regular Member colleagues on the review of this proposed legislation. I have done … Read more

My Reply To The 2018-19 Budget Address

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak in reply to the Minister of Finance’s budget address from last Thursday. Over the past two years my replies have been somewhat critical of the Minister’s budgets. This year I am pleased to say that, in general, the budget address gives me some optimism that we are heading … Read more

Small Victories

Hello, and Happy New Year Yellowknife North constituents! It’s always nice to check off an item on your To-Do list. This past year we checked off a few items, and celebrated some small victories for Yellowknife North. The longest standing matter was the issue of pedestrian safety for residents and tourists traversing between Niven Lake … Read more

Carbon Tax – how shall it be used?

Hello Everyone As we now know, the Federal government has made its position clear: there will be a new national carbon pricing regime by 2018. The GNWT has signed on to the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change and therefore supports the development of such a pricing regime. The GNWT has developed a … Read more

Carbon Pricing

Hello Everyone Let me share with you my position when I was asked during the 2015 election if I would support such a tax or initiative as carbon pricing. We are faced with many challenges in the north but at the forefront is the ability to afford living here and doing business here. At this … Read more