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NDP MP for Western Arctic (Northwest Territories)

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

A week ago

Posted on Twitter At ICC, US Arctic Council rep speaks about renewable energy for the Arctic being a focus of their upcoming Chairmanship

Posted on Twitter At the opening of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference in Inuvik http://t.co/j8d9wwWKxG

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Canada Day in Fort Smith, State of the Art playing onstage at Riverside Park http://t.co/h6vmN1S64k

A month ago

Posted on Twitter First day that the official name of the riding is North West Territories !! http://t.co/rAvZ8WLs8F

Voted No on Vote #224 on Bill C-6 Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Voted No on Vote #223 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Voted No on Vote #222 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted No on Vote #221 That the debate be now adjourned.

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have enjoyed the opportunity to have this report brought forward. Within the Northwest Territories, we have been very successful this year at the ...

Spoke in the House on Victims Bill of Rights Act Mr. Speaker, I want to keep it simple for the minister. I would like to repeat the question. When this bill goes forward to committee, which ...

Voted No on Vote #220 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Two months ago

Posted on Twitter With Mary Lou Cherwaty, re-elected President of the Northern Territories Federation of Labour http://t.co/4eDGSyWO4o

Spoke in the House on Canada-Honduras Economic Growth and Prosperity Act Mr. Speaker, with this trade deal, Canada is the second largest foreign investor in Honduras. This is the elephant in the room with most of the ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Hiring Act Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have an opportunity to rise to speak to Bill C-27. Of course, I will be one of the few in ...

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 in the House on Energy Safety and Security Act Mr. Speaker, after a number of years, I am glad to have the opportunity to speak to this new Bill C-22, an act that would set ...

Spoke in the House on Infrastructure Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives have removed the requirement that the gas tax funds be used for sustainable infrastructure, one of the few remaining federal programs fighting ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I would like to present a petition from some 900 residents of my constituency. The undersigned citizens of Canada call on Parliament to amend ...

Three months ago

Posted on Twitter With Valedictorian Nicolinea Minakis at the Aurora College Graduation in Inuvik http://t.co/Q6BOpUyuDq

Spoke in the House on Fair Elections Act Mr. Speaker, once again, we see closure in the House of Commons. We are at report stage. We are reporting back many amendments that have been ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on Water Quality of the Great Lakes Basin If farmland is wetland and farmland is important for preserving non-drainage, or slowing down drainage, why would you support this idea that farmland drainage should not ...

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 ...

Mentioned by HQ Yellowknife Western Arctic MP weighs in MLA extension vote 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 ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on Water Quality of the Great Lakes Basin Thank you, witnesses, for coming here today. I'm going to focus a bit on the Upper Thames River, because I think I'm a little bit more ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on Water Quality of the Great Lakes Basin Do you think there is something to learn through this process for the future? As you mentioned earlier, you said the best result was simply not ...

Mentioned by HQ Yellowknife Bevington criticizes Trudeau over Ukraine comments Yellowknife, NWT - Western Arctic MP Dennis Bevington says the latest controversy surrounding Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau shows a disturbing pattern. The Ukrainian ambassador to Canada has now accepted Trudeau's apology after he made a joke ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on Water Quality of the Great Lakes Basin Thanks. My question might be a little bit more complicated than one minute, but I think I'll get some time later. I just want to start ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Federal committee votes against dividing superbill Western Arctic MP Dennis Bevington says he put forward a motion to split Bill C-15 after hearing concerns from aboriginal groups. The single bill includes legislation to enact devolution, as well as to merge the territory's four land and water boards into a single ...

Mentioned by HQ Yellowknife Bill C-15 won't be divided into two bills Yellowknife, NWT – As expected Bill C-15 will not be divided into two bills, a motion that was put forward by Western Arctic MP Dennis Bevington. It was rejected by the Conservatives on Thursday afternoon. The Western Arctic MP's motion was in response to ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Dennis Bevington's members' statement on Bill C-15 Western Arctic MP Dennis Bevington says the federal government's handling of Bill C-15 harkens back to colonial times. Bevington says the bill, which would bring in devolution and combine regional land and water boards, is ignoring the rights of some land ...

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)