Kieron Testart

Candidate in the Kam Lake Yellowknife race.

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‘A paltry sum’: Critics question $25 million proposed for N.W.T. government’s 22 priorities

February 26, 2020

CBC North - ...22 mandate priorities , and $25 million in total to that end over the next three and a half years. With his three-week-old infant in tow, Kieron Testart, a former MLA and sometimes-CBC contributor, took issue with the relatively small amount aimed right now at the assembly's priorities — priorities...

Bureaucrats or MLAs? Who’s really calling the shots in the N.W.T. government

February 12, 2020

CBC North - ...of their political masters comes as no surprise. Leadership that moves the bureaucracy outside of its comfort zone is sorely needed in the N.W.T. - Kieron Testart, Former MLA MLAs are often elected with bold platforms to effect change during their four-year terms that are frequently at odds with bureaucrats...

What does it cost to win an election in the N.W.T.?

January 25, 2020

CBC North - least 2007. The UNW donated $1,500 — the maximum allowed — to successful candidates O'Reilly and Shane Thompson and unsuccessful candidates Kieron Testart and Hughie Graham. The NWT Federation of Labour also donated $1,500 to O'Reilly. Read more from David Wasylciw | The 18th Assembly did a lot, but...

Three cabinet ministers, 18 staff to attend AME Roundup Conference

January 17, 2020

NNSL Media - Last year the GNWT under then Premier Bob McLeod sent five cabinet members, two regular MLAs, and 21 staff members. In 2018, regular MLAs Kieron Testart, Cory Vanthuyne, and Kevin O’Reilly all declined attending the trip. Krystal Pidborochynski, senior communications adviser with the Department of...

How NWT election candidates raised and spent their money

January 16, 2020

Cabin Radio - ...received the most money of any unsuccessful candidate. He raised $16,700 on the way to defeat by O'Reilly in Yellowknife's Frame Lake district. Kieron Testart and Robert Hawkins each raised around $15,000 in Kam Lake but were defeated by Caitlin Cleveland, who raised a little under $10,000. In 10 of the...

NWT’s new politicians begin setting out vision for years ahead

October 9, 2019

Cabin Radio - ...outgoing Premier Bob McLeod to bemoan his name joining a list of other premiers unable to solve the issue. Caitlin Cleveland defeated incumbent Kieron Testart in Kam Lake. Frederick Blake Jr, acclaimed to a third term as Mackenzie Delta's MLA, said his main goal is a new school for Aklavik. "My...

Two recounts underway in Yellowknife districts

October 2, 2019

NNSL Media - a recount. He reported that the vote count is now down to a margin of nine votes. In 2015, Ramsay was the incumbent MLA in Kam Lake, losing to Kieron Testart by 78 votes – too many for a recount. NNSL Media was unable to reach Ramsay on Wednesday. Yellowknife North Cory Vanthuyne, incumbent for...

NWT election turnout up 10 percent – unofficial figures

October 2, 2019

Cabin Radio - ...which posted a meagre 25-percent turnout in 2015, was shown rising to a 48-percent turnout as the district elected Caitlin Cleveland to replace Kieron Testart this week. In Frame Lake, the battle between Kevin O'Reilly and Dave Ramsay – which now heads to a recount – drew a 45-percent turnout, the...

Push to get women into territorial politics a success

October 1, 2019

Cabin Radio - ...and I think it's a really exciting time to be a part of that team," said Caitlin Cleveland, the new MLA-elect for Kam Lake, who defeated incumbent Kieron Testart. Among female Yellowknife MLAs-elect, Cleveland joins Katrina Nokleby in Great Slave, Caroline Wawzonek in Yellowknife South, Caroline Cochrane in...

KAM LAKE: incumbent Testart is out, Cleveland is in

October 1, 2019

NNSL Media - ...Cleveland has been elected MLA for Kam Lake, ousting incumbent Kieron Testart. Cleveland, an entrepreneur and policy analyst, received 262 votes, 38 more than runner-up Robert Hawkins, who pulled in a total of 224. Cleveland and Hawkins were followed by Testart, with 220 votes, and Rommel Silverio, who...

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