Northwest Territories

The Honourable R. J. Simpson

Government House Leader
Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
Minister of Justice

R.J. Simpson was acclaimed to the 19th Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly representing the constituency of Hay River North.

Mr. Simpson was first elected to the 18th Legislative Assembly in 2015. During the 18th Assembly, Mr. Simpson was Deputy Speaker, Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee on Government Operations, and Chair of the Special Committee on Transition Matters. Holding these roles provided opportunities for Mr. Simpson to demonstrate a strong understanding of Government and its role, strengthening consensus government in the Northwest Territories.

Mr. Simpson was also a member of the Standing Committee on Priorities and Planning and the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment.

Mr. Simpson has previously worked with the Government of Canada, the Northern Transportation Company Ltd, Métis Nation Local 51, and Maskwa Engineering.

After graduating from Diamond Jenness Secondary School in 1998. Mr. Simpson went on to obtain a Bachelor of Arts from MacEwan University and a law degree from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law. While at law school, Mr. Simpson was the President of the Aboriginal Law Students’ Association. He has also served on the board of the Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre in Hay River and volunteered with the Canada-Ghana Education Project.

Mr. Simpson is a life-long resident of Hay River. He is committed to the residents of the Northwest Territories and is excited to work towards ensuring that the north continues to be a place of opportunity.

Northwest Territories

The Honourable R. J. Simpson

Government House Leader
Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
Minister of Justice

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