November 27, 2017 •

5th Legislative Assembly of Nunavut Commenced November 21

On November 21, the first sitting day of the 5th Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, all members of the legislature were sworn in, followed by formal confirmations of the appointments of the new speaker, premier, and Executive Council. On November 17, […]

On November 21, the first sitting day of the 5th Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, all members of the legislature were sworn in, followed by formal confirmations of the appointments of the new speaker, premier, and Executive Council.

On November 17, the Nunavut Leadership Forum, which consists of all MLAs, had acclaimed Joe Enook, MLA for Tununiq, as speaker and elected Paul Quassa, MLA for Aggu, as premier. On the same day, the following MLAs were elected to the Executive Council: David Akeeagok, Pat Angnakak, Jeannie Ehaloak, David Joanasie, Lorne Kusugak, Joe Savikataaq and Elisapee Sheutiapik.

The premier has the prerogative to assign ministerial portfolios.

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November 16, 2017 •

2017 Nunavut Leadership Forum To Meet on November 17

On November 17, the 2017 Nunavut Leadership Forum will meet to select the speaker, premier, and members of the Executive Council. The selection will be made by secret ballot by all 22 Nunavut Legislative Assembly Members (MLAs), who were all […]

On November 17, the 2017 Nunavut Leadership Forum will meet to select the speaker, premier, and members of the Executive Council. The selection will be made by secret ballot by all 22 Nunavut Legislative Assembly Members (MLAs), who were all recently elected this fall.

A vote for the speaker will be the first order of business, according to a press release by the Legislative Assembly’s Caucus. The Speaker-Elect will preside over the remainder of the proceedings, beginning with the election of the premier. Nominated candidates will be permitted to deliver formal speeches and MLAs who are not candidates will be permitted to ask questions.

The forum will be held in the Chamber of the Legislative Assembly, will be open to the public to observe from the Visitors’ Gallery, and will be televised live across the territory on local community cable stations and direct-to-home satellite services. The caucus has decided the Executive Council, also called the Cabinet, will consist of eight members (the premier and seven ministers).

The Legislative Assembly’s Caucus announced the date and format for the forum on November 14. The swearing-in ceremony for MLAs and the confirmations of the appointments will take place on November 21, the first sitting day of the 5th Legislative Assembly.

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September 25, 2017 •

4th Legislative Assembly of Nunavut Adjourns as Writ for October Election Issued

Today, the writ for the October 30 general election for all 22 Legislative Assembly Members’ seats is being issued after the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut was dissolved on September 24. The order for the writ and the dissolution of the […]

Today, the writ for the October 30 general election for all 22 Legislative Assembly Members’ seats is being issued after the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut was dissolved on September 24.

The order for the writ and the dissolution of the 4th Legislative Assembly of Nunavut was made pursuant to a Proclamation issued by the Commissioner of Nunavut. The 5th Legislative Assembly will convene on a future date not yet determined.

The pre-election period for prospective candidates began on June 27 and ended on September 25. This election will be the first time Nunavummiut born after the creation of Nunavut, on April 1, 1999, and who are 18 will be eligible to vote.

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September 6, 2017 •

Writ for Nunavut October 30 Election to be Issued September 25

On September 25, the writ for the October 30 general election for all 22 Legislative Assembly Members’ seats will be issued. The pre-election period for prospective candidates began on June 27 and will end on September 25. This election will be the […]

On September 25, the writ for the October 30 general election for all 22 Legislative Assembly Members’ seats will be issued.

The pre-election period for prospective candidates began on June 27 and will end on September 25.

This election will be the first time Nunavummiut born after the creation of Nunavut, on April 1, 1999, and who are 18 will be eligible to vote.

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June 12, 2017 •

Legislative Assembly of Nunavut Adjourns for the Summer

On June 8, the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut adjourned for the summer. Legislation considered by lawmakers this session included amendments to the Legal Profession Act, the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and the Inuit Language Protection Act. […]

On June 8, the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut adjourned for the summer.

Legislation considered by lawmakers this session included amendments to the Legal Profession Act, the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and the Inuit Language Protection Act.

The Assembly is scheduled to reconvene on September 12 and to adjourn on September 19.

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March 16, 2017 •

Nunavut Lawmakers Adjourn for the Season

On March 14, the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut adjourned its 2017 Winter Sitting. Bills considered by lawmakers included amendments to the Consumer Protection Act, the Inuit Language Protection Act, and the Human Rights Act. The Assembly meets each year for […]

NunavutOn March 14, the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut adjourned its 2017 Winter Sitting.

Bills considered by lawmakers included amendments to the Consumer Protection Act, the Inuit Language Protection Act, and the Human Rights Act.

The Assembly meets each year for a Winter Sitting, a Spring Sitting, and a Fall Sitting in October.

The legislature will reconvene for its Spring Sitting on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.

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