Robert Hawkins

Robert Hawkins

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Robert Hawkins

Candidate in the Yellowknife Centre Yellowknife race.

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NWT politicians call for mental health crisis intervention team

June 14, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...for crisis intervention workers to help respond to mental health emergencies, a role that currently often falls to RCMP. Yellowknife Centre MLA Robert Hawkins introduced a motion in the legislature on Wednesday asking for a crisis intervention team to reduce police contact in mental health-related...

Fort Good Hope Construction Centre wins ‘millions of dollars’ from Canada Mortgage and Housing

June 12, 2024

CKLB 101.9 - ...Premier RJ Simpson replied that he’s waiting for more test results to come back, but that residents needn’t make any changes to water usage. Robert Hawkins, MLA for Yellowknife Centre, asked if there could be better training for shelter workers to help de-escalate violence “long before it gets out of...

NTPC forecast looks bleak with low water levels and skyrocketing diesel

June 11, 2024

CBC North - ...two requests the NTPC has submitted since February to increase rates, attributed to the high cost of diesel. 'I feel like we're facing a crisis' Robert Hawkins, MLA for Yellowknife Centre, raised the alarm on the situation facing the NTPC and the territory. "We can't throw another $15 to $30 million into...

The extraordinary scale of the NWT’s shift from hydro to diesel

June 11, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...want to call it a crisis, use that urgency and use that sense of drive to do something that is going to be big,” she told Yellowknife Centre MLA Robert Hawkins, who had himself called it a crisis moments earlier, as she called for the territory’s politicians to collectively back some form of major shift...

MLAs call for assembly to close municipal funding gap

June 10, 2024

Cabin Radio - ... Hay River, for example, has said its 10-year capital plan is underfunded by approximately $9 million a year. Yellowknife Centre MLA Robert Hawkins said the current funding gap across communities extends to $52 million. He told the legislature on Monday that while the Department of Municipal and...

Sahtu economy ‘faces collapse’ without barge re-supply, says MLA Daniel McNeely

June 7, 2024

CKLB 101.9 - ...on this, and that we are working on an all-of-government approach to responding to this situation.” Some other topics of note today include: Robert Hawkins, MLA for Yellowknife Centre, wanted more information on the scope of the new downtown wellness and recovery centre in Downtown Yellowknife. While...

Welfare work requirements are retired by GNWT

June 4, 2024

CKLB 101.9 - ...We need to look at different ways of delivering income assistance, so we can truly support people to go back to get back to work.” Robert Hawkins, MLA for Yellowknife Centre, called Income Assistance the “back-dooring of a very, very basic income.” And Kate Reid, MLA for Great Slave, said...

NWT residents protest against planned midwifery budget cuts

May 31, 2024

Cabin Radio - and those people in those communities. That is where we want to make sure these programs are successful.” Asked by Yellowknife Centre MLA Robert Hawkins if investment in the territorial capital could support people in smaller communities, Semmler said: “The more support I put in Yellowknife, the...

No free ticket home for residents injured while outside NWT, says minister

May 30, 2024

CKLB 101.9 - ...sent out by medical travel, then you should look at what kind of protections you have when you’re leaving.” Also in the NWT Assembly today: Robert Hawkins, MLA for Yellowknife Centre, questioned the process itself of asking questions during the Oral Question session. He bristled at what he considered...

‘Look outside the box.’ MLA calls for changes to barging service

May 29, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...has been owned and operated by the NWT government since 2017, to be privatized. That lead to goading calls of “sell it” from Yellowknife MLAs Robert Hawkins and Kieron Testart. “As a government we are good at government. That doesn’t necessarily mean we’re good at managing businesses,” Rodgers...

‘Who runs this territory? The drug trade is winning,’ says Monfwi MLA

May 28, 2024

CKLB 101.9 - ...Act. That allows authorities to seize property and cash if it’s believed to be proceeds of crime without a trial. Also in the Assembly today: Robert Hawkins, MLA for Yellowknife Centre and Great Slave MLA Kate Reid pressed Health Minister Lesa Semmler to the point of exasperation about the lack of...

NWT ‘definitely committed’ as Aurora College transformation delayed

May 28, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...into a university was set to be complete by May 2025. Its president and board said this month that will not happen on time. This week, MLAs Robert Hawkins and Kieron Testart suggested a disconnect between the department and college officials, who said the transformation was never properly funded during...

‘No need to overcomplicate’ NWT nursing licences

May 13, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...candidate’s competency. With CANNN declining to publicly discuss the situation, Sarah and her partner say they approached Yellowknife Centre MLA Robert Hawkins, asking him to initiate a four-way meeting with CANNN executive director Denise Bowen. Sarah says Bowen had described the problem as a government...

Language commissioner wants review of N.W.T. legislation, says her role is restrictive

April 10, 2024

CBC North -" and noted there were no official language complaints to the office last year. Questions arose from the report from Yellowknife Centre MLA Robert Hawkins, who is part of the standing committee, including, what exactly does the language commissioner office do? The official languages map of the N.W.T....

MLAs wonder who’ll benefit if NWT makes carbon tax changes

April 9, 2024

Cabin Radio - ...every MLA in the room shared the same understanding of what the tax already does and what Testart’s proposal would do. Yellowknife Centre MLA Robert Hawkins, in effect a co-sponsor of the draft legislation and a member of Monday’s committee, spoon-fed Testart questions designed to spell out very...

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