Jackson Lafferty

Jackson Lafferty

Phone: (867) 492-4607
Incumbent Since 2005

Jackson Lafferty

Candidate in the Monfwi All Ridings race.

Jackson can be reached at jackson_lafferty@hotmail.com, or by calling (867) 492-4607.

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NWT MLAs vote in ‘most important debate since we’ve been elected’

March 14, 2020

Cabin Radio - ...us 25-cent dollars, I will take them. I keep directing cabinet to do so, so I don't feel comfortable voting to remove what are 75-percent dollars." Jackson Lafferty, Monfwi (translated from Tłı̨chǫ): "We have issues like housing, education, and now a virus within Canada and the Northwest Territories, and...

Truth ‘more important than hurt feelings’: MLA refuses to apologize to premier

March 12, 2020

CKLB 101.9 - ...speaking the truth, I will not apologize.” That is what Monfwi MLA Jackson Lafferty said when he was told to apologize to Premier Caroline Cochrane. Speaker Frederick Blake Jr. then kicked out Lafferty for the rest of the day’s sitting. Blake called on Lafferty to apologize following his comments...

N.W.T. MLA booted from House after refusing to apologize for comments about premier

March 12, 2020

CBC North - ...the collective privileges" of the Legislative Assembly when she fired the former president of Aurora College. For refusing to recant on Wednesday, Jackson Lafferty was kicked out of the legislature for the day. "It was never my intention to scandalize this house. I'm sorry if the word caused my fellow MLA...

NWT politicians ask auditor general to examine Stanton build

March 12, 2020

Cabin Radio - ...minister Katrina Nokleby were absent. All nine regular MLAs in the House supported the motion, ensuring it carried. Ron Bonnetrouge was absent and Jackson Lafferty had earlier been expelled following his refusal to apologize for remarks found to be in contravention of legislature rules. A similar audit was...

MLA expelled from chamber for refusing to apologize

March 11, 2020

NNSL Media - Monfwi MLA Jackson Lafferty was expelled from the house on Wednesday after refusing to apologize and withdraw his statements alleging the premier broke the law. During assembly, speaker Frederick Blake Jr. showed Lafferty the door once he refused to retract his allegations that Premier Caroline Cochrane broke the...

Lafferty ordered out of NWT legislature after refusing to apologize

March 11, 2020

Cabin Radio - ...NWT's legislative chamber on Wednesday, a highly unusual step, after refusing to apologize and withdraw remarks aimed at Premier Caroline Cochrane. Jackson Lafferty was ordered out of the chamber by Speaker Frederick Blake after being invited, for a second time, to acknowledge Blake's earlier ruling that he had...

MLA Lafferty called to apologize for statement on premier

March 11, 2020

NNSL Media - Monfwi MLA Jackson Lafferty did in fact “cross the line” when he alleged Premier Caroline Cochrane broke the law last month, speaker of the legislative assembly Frederick Blake Jr. said on Tuesday. At the same time, Blake said it wasn’t his place to determine whether a law was broken, and that it was nearly...

Monfwi MLA told to apologize for remarks aimed at premier

March 10, 2020

Cabin Radio - ...his second extraordinary exchange of recent weeks, Monfwi MLA Jackson Lafferty was first ordered to apologize for remarks made about Premier Caroline Cochrane – then called for the Speaker to "shut down the House" as he had no interpreter. Late last month, Lafferty accused Cochrane of acting as though she...

Speaker tells MLA to apologize to Premier for comments about Aurora College President firing

March 10, 2020

CKLB 101.9 - ...Assembly Speaker Frederick Blake Jr. called on Monfwi MLA Jackson Lafferty to apologize to Premier Caroline Cochrane. Lafferty has repeatedly criticized the premier’s firing of former Aurora College President Tom Weegar. Late in February, he accused Cochrane of breaking the law when dismissing...

Premier and former minister at war in NWT legislature

March 2, 2020

Cabin Radio - ...minister, RJ Simpson, three times in three days changed his version of how Weegar came to leave the post. Now, Cochrane is accused by Monfwi MLA Jackson Lafferty of breaking the law in appearing to herself order the firing of Weegar. Lafferty's complaint relies on how NWT legislation is interpreted. He...

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