Jay MacDonald

Jay MacDonald

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Jay MacDonald

Candidate in the Thebacha All Ridings race.

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N.W.T. MLAs vote for inquiry into 2023 wildfire response, but premier makes no promises

February 22, 2024

CBC North - ...and do better for future evacuations. He also echoed his colleagues that they would need to constrain cost, scope and timeline of the inquiry. Jay Macdonald, minister of Environment and Climate Change — one of the departments undergoing a contracted review — said the public should participate in...

Live: MLAs pass motion calling for wildfire public inquiry

February 22, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...– would require explaining how that aligns with the Simpson government’s stated intent to work more closely with Indigenous leaders. Even so, Jay Macdonald and Vince McKay – two cabinet members who were residents of Fort Smith and Hay River respectively, better known for their careers in municipal...

Territory’s fire crews plan earlier start to tackle holdover fires

February 22, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...of fires have continued to burn through the winter. Responding to questions in the legislature from Sahtu MLA Danny McNeely, environment minister Jay Macdonald said climate change and an extended period of drought had “certainly shown us the need to be proactive.” He said holdover fires – those that...

NWT wildfires: who’s reviewing what, so far?

February 14, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...as well as public forums in affected communities. He did not indicate when the assessment is expected to be complete. Environment minister Jay Macdonald told the legislature the review for his department is being conducted by a team of wildfire and program assessment experts. Macdonald said that...

N.W.T. minister urges emergency preparedness ahead of 2024 ‘high-risk’ wildfire season

February 8, 2024

CBC North - ...and the loss of homes, cabins and most of the community of Enterprise to fire. More than 4 million hectares of land burned across the territory. Jay Macdonald, minister of ECC, said his department, too, is anticipating a difficult fire season and ECC is bringing in extra fire crews and aircraft to prepare....

‘Sorely missed.’ MLAs share tributes following Fort Smith plane crash

February 7, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...crash on the morning of January 23. One passenger survived with serious injuries. Premier RJ Simpson, Speaker Shane Thompson, environment minister Jay Macdonald – who represents Fort Smith – and regular MLAs Kieron Testart, Richard Edjericon and Kate Reid all rose to offer tributes, thanking first...

NWT Leaders Attend Mineral Resource Conference in Vancouver

January 30, 2024

My Yellow Knife Now - ...Caitlin Cleveland, Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance and Infrastructure Caroline Wawzonek, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Jay Macdonald, and Member of the Legislative Assembly Daniel McNeely. The conference provided an opportunity for GNWT Cabinet members and officials to meet with...

Positions Filled for NWT Executive Council

December 13, 2023

My Yellow Knife Now - ...of Industry, Tourism and Investment Hon. Lucy Kuptana – Minister Responsible for Housing NWT; Minister Responsible for the Status of Women Hon. Jay Macdonald – Minister of Environment and Climate Change - Advertisement - Hon. Vince McKay – Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs; Minister...

Portfolios announced for N.W.T.’s new cabinet ministers

December 12, 2023

CBC North - ...Cleveland will oversee Education, Culture and Employment, as well as Industry, Tourism and Investment; Lesa Semmler is the new health minister; Jay Macdonald is the minister for Environment and Climate Change; Lucy Kuptana will be responsible for Housing NWT, as well as the Status of Women; Vince McKay...

RJ Simpson announces new cabinet’s portfolios

December 12, 2023

Cabin Radio - ...will be overseen by Lucy Kuptana, environment and climate change by Jay Macdonald and health by Lesa Semmler in Premier RJ Simpson’s new cabinet. His assignment of portfolios to the six ministers was made public on Tuesday afternoon. Simpson remains minister of justice, a title he held under...

GNWT cabinet portfolios announced

December 12, 2023

NNSL Media - ...MLA Caitlin Cleveland is now the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment and the Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment. Thebacha MLA Jay MacDonald is now the Minister of Environment and Climate Change. Hay River South MLA Vince McKay becomes Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, Minister...

R.J. Simpson elected Premier of the Northwest Territories

December 8, 2023

CKLB 101.9 - ...the South, and two from Yellowknife; From the North, Nunakput MLA Lucy Kuptana and Inuvik Twin Lakes MLA Lesa Semmler; From the South, Thebacha MLA Jay MacDonald and Hay River South MLA Vince McKay; And from Yellowknife, Kam Lake MLA Caitilin Cleveland and Yellowknife South MLA Caroline Wawzonek. Only...

‘He’s got a battle, but this group seems pretty good’

December 8, 2023

Cabin Radio - ...is doing everything. We have to work together,” he said. Simpson’s cabinet features Wawzonek, Lesa Semmler, Caitlin Cleveland, Lucy Kuptana, Jay Macdonald and Vince McKay. As premier, Simpson must now assign portfolios to each minister. The premier and cabinet will be formally sworn in on Friday...

Legislative assembly elects six to cabinet

December 7, 2023

NNSL Media - ...of the legislative assembly elected six cabinet members shortly after 3 p.m. on Dec. 7: Caroline Wawzonek, Vince McKay, Lucy Kuptana, Lesa Semmler, Jay MacDonald and Caitlin Cleveland. Of those, only Wawzonek has previously sat in cabinet. Members were able to select two members from each region — North,...

Live: RJ Simpson is new NWT premier, cabinet also chosen

December 7, 2023

Cabin Radio - ...winner needed a majority among the 19 voting MLAs. Simpson will be joined in cabinet by Wawzonek, Lesa Semmler, Caitlin Cleveland, Lucy Kuptana, Jay Macdonald and Vince McKay. “We’re no longer in an era where the GNWT thinks it’s the boss and is doing everything,” Simpson said, briefly addressing...