Rylund Johnson

Candidate in the Yellowknife North Yellowknife race.

Rylund can be reached on social media, at contact@rylundjohnson.com, or by calling (867) 444-1082.

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Is now the time for guaranteed basic income in the NWT?

May 4, 2020

Cabin Radio - ...could be used at a provincial or territorial level. No matter how much government tries to make a program address a gap, it never catches everyone. RYLUND JOHNSON, YELLOWKNIFE NORTH MLA Research into Mincome is complex as the participants knew it was temporary, which makes it hard to establish what would...

NWT Power Corporation confirms ransomware attack

April 30, 2020

Cabin Radio - ...scams involving Covid-19” as she shared a link to a report featuring the use of ransomware against government agencies. Yellowknife North MLA Rylund Johnson said on Thursday evening: “Following Nunavut’s ransomware attack, I requested a reassessment of the GNWT’s security. “The power corp is a...

MLAs tell Cabinet to focus on small business while rebuilding NWT economy

April 30, 2020

NNSL Media - ...most MLAs lauded the effort but criticized the draft’s lack of concrete solutions for NWT businesses caught in the pandemic economic downturn. Rylund Johnson, MLA for Yellowknife North, said the Three Phases of Planning are fine but the recovery plan is missing funding commitments. “I’m concerned...

Race to solve deafening problem of MLAs who can’t hit mute

April 30, 2020

Cabin Radio - ... “Please adjourn this meeting and reconvene when these issues are sorted,” urged Cat McGurk, constituency assistant to Yellowknife North MLA Rylund Johnson, in the comments accompanying Wednesday’s live stream on Facebook. “We are losing a lot of important information on the public side,” she...

NWT unveils ’emerge stronger’ plan for economic recovery

April 29, 2020

Cabin Radio - ...response rather than the detail of how that will translate into action. “I’m concerned at the lack of detail in this presentation,” said Rylund Johnson, the MLA for Yellowknife North, expressing his fear that “this push to start committees and engage stakeholders is an excuse for us not to get...

N.W.T. unveils broad stroke economic and social COVID-19 recovery plan

April 29, 2020

CBC North - ...for continued and strengthened programs, services and supports ahead," she said. The plan does not include a timeline. Plan slim on specifics Rylund Johnson, MLA for Yellowknife North, was concerned about the lack of detail in the plan. "I'm concerned that this presentation has zero dollars attached to...

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

April 29, 2020

CKLB 101.9 - ...start committees and engage stakeholders is really an excuse for us not to get money out the door to small businesses,” said Yellowknife North MLA Rylund Johnson. “I’m concerned that this presentation has zero dollars attached to it.” In response Finance Minister Caroline Wawzonek said the territorial...

Hoping for help with your NWT power bill? Here’s the latest

April 24, 2020

Cabin Radio - ...power company can’t just say, ‘OK, we’re going to just discount power,’ because there is the cost to that as well.” Yellowknife North MLA Rylund Johnson said many constituents have raised concerns about power bills during the pandemic. Johnson said targeting utility costs would be a good way to...

Civil liberties organization says N.W.T. public health orders may be unconstitutional

April 21, 2020

CBC North - ...be able to protect their own health and comply in a safe way," said Deshman. N.W.T. review prompted by CCLA's Nunavut review Yellowknife North MLA Rylund Johnson said the government can improve upon its orders and make sure they are constitutionally compliant. (Mario De Ciccio/Radio-Canada) Yellowknife North...

‘Vague’ NWT health orders draw ire of civil liberties watchdog

April 20, 2020

NNSL Media - ...creates confusion, and opens the door to arbitrary and discriminatory enforcement.” Sharing the letter on social media, Yellowknife North MLA Rylund Johnson wrote that the concerns weren’t the “highest priority for our government at this time, however they are still extremely important.” Minister...

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