Nunavut Leadership Forum elects Premier and Cabinet Minister

Jun 14 2018 6:54 pm

IQALUIT, Nunavut (June 14, 2018) - A new Premier and Member of the Executive Council were chosen today by the Nunavut Leadership Forum. The Forum consists of all MLAs.

Joe Savikataaq, MLA for Arviat South, was elected as Premier.

George Hickes, MLA for Iqaluit-Tasiluk, was elected to serve on the Executive Council.

The Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act provides that the Premier has the prerogative to assign Ministerial portfolios.

Formal motions to confirm the appointments will be made when the House reconvenes later this evening.

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For more information:

John Quirke, Clerk of the Legislative Assembly

Tel: (867) 975-5100

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