Here is a summary of the issues and priorities I will work on as your MLA in the next Legislative Assembly.

I look forward to hearing about your ideas, issues and concerns in the coming weeks.

Social Needs

  • Provide seniors with more “Aging in Place” programs such as affordable housing, subsidized rent, supportive living and more Homecare services.
  • Stop cutting programs, services and jobs to fund large infrastructure projects.
  • Build or retrofit more affordable and energy efficient housing to lower the cost of living, create local jobs and reduce greenhouse gases.
  • Support the sobering centre, day shelter and safe ride programs and offer more Housing First, Ready to Work and managed alcohol/drug programs.

Children and Education

  • Offer affordable and high-quality child care in all NWT communities.
  • Fund schools adequately to meet the learning needs of all primary and secondary students.
  • Develop a NWT Polytechnic University with a Yellowknife campus and give official status for Collège Nordique and Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning.

Environment and Energy

  • Pass a Climate Crisis Act to ensure GNWT takes necessary actions.
  • Protect key habitat to save our caribou herds.
  • Use Taltson hydro to provide energy for NWT instead of exporting power to the south.

Resource Development and Remediation

  • Maximize local benefits with the Giant Mine Remediation Project with job training and better contracts.
  • Ensure responsible mining and energy development through local benefits, jobs and a fair return from royalties and taxes.

Diversify and Stabilize the Economy

  • Create tourism jobs and other local benefits from projects such as Thaidene Nene protected area.
  • Develop a new Yellowknife tourism visitor’s centre funded fairly by GNWT.
  • Focus Agricultural policy on food security, support for local producers and increased access to agricultural land.
  • Invest more in the creative arts, culture and heritage.

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