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NDP MP for Northwest Territories (Northwest Territories)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 45.80% of the vote.

This week

Didn't vote on Vote #283 on Bill C-608 Respecting a National Day of the Midwife

Didn't vote on Vote #282 That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, presented on Thursday, March 27, 2014, ...

Didn't vote on Vote #281 That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following: ...

Didn't vote on Vote #280 That the amendment be amended by adding after the word "negociated" the following: "and the Committee only report ...

Didn't vote on Vote #279 on Bill C-18 Amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and agri-food

Spoke in the House on Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act Mr. Speaker, of course on this side of the House we are concerned about the protection of Canadians, but this is an ongoing thing. The greatest ...

A week ago

Posted on Twitter With Comrade Isore', 108 Chateauguy, Major Retired at the Remembrance Day Parade in Yellowknife http://t.co/46NqxNV8Qb

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, the deadline for the Indian residential school personal credit for educational programs and services is tomorrow, yet out of around 80,000 former survivors who ...

Spoke in the House on Northern Development Mr. Speaker, sometimes the actions of the government are so single-minded that people resort to writing books like Party of One. When it comes to northern ...

Spoke in the House on Canada-Korea Economic Growth and Prosperity Act Mr. Speaker, my colleague said something in his presentation that is kind of a half truth, which is that our per capita emissions are the lowest ...

Posted on Twitter Congratulations to Elsie Yanik of Fort Chip for her lifetime achievement award at the Indspire Award reception in Ottawa

A month ago

Spoke at the Environment committee on Bill C-40, An Act respecting the Rouge National Urban Park Mr. Chair, I want to thank the presenters today for giving me a good understanding of Rouge national urban park. I'm sure you're in constant contact ...

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, the latest omnibus budget bill combines the Polar Commission with the Canadian High Arctic Research Station, creating a new bureaucracy with a weaker reporting ...

Mentioned by CJCD Moose FM Yellowknife Ottawa shooting: Dennis Bevington urges cautious Canada terror response Yellowknife, NWT - Northwest Territories MP Dennis Bevington says the nation must be wary of overreaction in the wake of Wednesday's Ottawa shooting. Bevington was aboard a flight from Ottawa to Yellowknife at the time a soldier, identified as Cpl. Nathan ...

Mentioned by malaysiandigest.com Northern Senators, MPs, Safe Following Ottawa Shooting An RCMP intervention team secures an entrance to Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)No northerners were injured in the shooting in downtown Ottawa Wednesday. Dennis Bevington, the MP for the Northwest Territories, ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Northern senators, MPs, safe following Ottawa shooting Dennis Bevington, the MP for the Northwest Territories, was flying to Yellowknife when a soldier was shot in downtown Ottawa. He found out about it immediately when he landed. "My cell phone just went off the hook as soon as we connected into the system," ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Northern senators, MPs, reported safe following Ottawa shooting Dennis Bevington, the MP for the Northwest Territories, was flying to Yellowknife when the incident happened. He found out about it immediately when he landed. "Me cell phone just went off the hook as soon as we connected into the system," Bevington said.

Mentioned by CBC.ca Most northern senators, MPs, reported safe following Ottawa shooting Dennis Bevington, the MP for the Northwest Territories, was flying to Yellowknife when the incident happened. He found out about it immediately when he landed. "Me cell phone just went off the hook as soon as we connected into the system," Bevington said.

Posted on Twitter At Rideau Hall, where 6 NWT citizens are receiving Medals of Bravery.

Spoke at the Environment committee on Management of Municipal Solid Waste and Industrial Materials Thank you for your presentation. It reminds me that in the mid-nineties I used to be on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' board of directors and ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Environment committee on Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development - Fall ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thanks for joining us today, Commissioner. You know, with regard to this whole section on Arctic marine navigation, there are things we've ...

Posted on Twitter Commissioner for Environment and Sus Dev. report today shows serious neglect in Arctic Marine transport systems

Spoke at the Environment committee on Management of Municipal Solid Waste and Industrial Materials Are you familiar with Borlänge, Sweden? Years ago I visited the incinerator in Borlänge, Sweden, which produces heat for the communities. They buy garbage from all ...

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, the Northwest Territories has experienced the worst forest fire season in memory, destroying 3.5 million hectares of boreal forest. In comparison, the average area ...

Posted on Twitter Great NDP conference on Clean Energy in Canada on Parliament Hill today.

Spoke in the House on Nááts’ihch’oh National Park Reserve Act Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to speak to Bill S-5, which is a bill to create Nááts’ihch’oh national park in the Sahtu Region ...

Spoke in the House on Northern Economic Development Mr. Speaker, the call for the expression of interest for the northern greenhouse initiative opened less than a month ago. Projects to increase food security in ...

Posted on Twitter At a science presentation on Ocean acidification. Beaufort Sea is the most impacted Canadian water body, and the future is dire.

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Environment committee on Main Estimates 2014-2015: Vote 1 under CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AGENCY; Votes 1, ... Thank you, Minister, for attending here today. You mentioned black carbon. Black carbon is an important element in the fight against climate change. You know we ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on Water Quality of the Great Lakes Basin Thank you, Mr. Chair. I apologize to the witnesses that I didn't get to hear their testimony, as I was engaged in another meeting and wasn't ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on Water Quality of the Great Lakes Basin Getting back to nutrient loading, because I think this is one of the more serious problems that everyone's trying to deal with, it just seems that ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on Water Quality of the Great Lakes Basin Thanks, Mr. Chair. I wanted to touch on the wetlands as well, because over the last two years in Parliament we've heard much about how this ...

Mentioned by HQ Yellowknife Western Arctic MP weighs in on possible MLA extension Yellowknife, NWT - The MP from the Western Arctic has now weighed in on the GNWT's effort to postpone the October 2015 territorial election. Dennis Bevington says it'll be interesting to watch the Harper Conservatives to see how high a priority they give to ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-543 An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Peel River)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-499 An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Alsek River and other rivers)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-485 An Act to amend the Canada Petroleum Resources Act (transfer approval)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-332 An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Western Arctic

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-530 An Act to amend the Northwest Territories Act (borrowing limits)