Rocky Simpson

Rocky Simpson

Phone: (867) 875-2881
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Rocky Simpson

Candidate in the Hay River South Hay River race.

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‘A warming feeling’ : Alberta veterinarian granted travel exemption to practice in the N.W.T.

May 8, 2020

CBC North - ...said he was in touch with several MLAs along with Fort Smith Mayor Lynn Napier-Buckley about getting across the border. Stickney said Hay River MLA Rocky Simpson along with Thebacha MLA Frieda Martselos were "instrumental" in having his case put forward to the territorial government. Simpson also showed his...

NWT unveils ’emerge stronger’ plan for economic recovery

April 29, 2020

Cabin Radio - ...but still to be formally convened), one for Indigenous communities, and one for the health and social sectors. Loans and deferrals won’t do it. ROCKY SIMPSON, HAY RIVER SOUTH MLA Wednesday’s presentation prepared by the territorial government also attempted to acknowledge the realities facing many...

No money, few details presented in GNWT social and economic recovery plan

April 29, 2020

CKLB 101.9 - northern businesses and that it was working with the federal government to get them money. Profit needed, not loans Hay River South MLA Rocky Simpson criticized the government’s response so far to help small businesses through loans and deferring payments. “(Businesses) need to be able to...

NWT friendship centres soldier through crisis with lost funding

April 10, 2020

NNSL Media - ...association’s own efforts to find new sources of ongoing funding,” he said. In response, Thebacha MLA Frieda Martselos and Hay River South MLA Rocky Simpson both took up the issue. Noting Elder and youth programming, Simpson called the centres more than a non-profit, being “a home for First Nations,...

Pause evictions during pandemic, MLAs say

April 1, 2020

NNSL Media - ...Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, and British Columbia. That’s echoing the calls from other MLAs like Norn and Hay River South MLA Rocky Simpson, who also called for putting evictions temporarily aside as early as March 16. Nunakput MLA Jackie Jacobson called for a pause to evictions prior...

Northern politicians return to worried constituencies

March 17, 2020

NNSL Media - ...the federal government should aim to provide that support as an emergency measure while the economy faces a possible recession. Other MLAs, such as Rocky Simpson of Hay River South, are suggesting additional crisis measures like scrapping utility limiters and evictions to meet the circumstances. (NWT Power...

COVID-19: MLAs brace for economic impact

March 16, 2020

NNSL Media - ...there will likely be more facing tough times. MLAs set sights on evictions, utility limiters Outside of federal support, Hay River South MLA Rocky Simpson pressed Cochrane on GNWT support for small business, outside of federal efforts. She said the government was looking at procurements, bill payments...

N.W.T. expected to get less than $600K from Ottawa to deal with COVID-19

March 16, 2020

CBC North - ...resources when they come through." We do know that there will be a downturn in our economy. - N.W.T. Premier Caroline Cochrane Hay River South MLA Rocky Simpson said many government projects are likely to be held up as a result of the pandemic. He asked how the territorial government will help small...

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

March 14, 2020

Cabin Radio - ...MLAs spoke in Friday's debate, most to support the project – albeit with some reservations. (Norn, O'Reilly, and Wawzonek are quoted above.) Rocky Simpson, Hay River South: "The money is going to go south? It's up to us to make sure that doesn't happen. We have to make sure that anybody doing work for...

Lafferty ordered out of NWT legislature after refusing to apologize

March 11, 2020

Cabin Radio - ...sitting to say they supported their Monfwi colleague's call for the House to be suspended if appropriate interpretation is not available. Rocky Simpson, the Hay River South MLA, said with hindsight he should have walked out alongside Lafferty when proceedings continued as normal. Blake decided...

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