MLAs announce date and format of Nunavut Leadership Forum

Nov 15 2021

IQALUIT, Nunavut (November 15, 2021) - The Legislative Assembly’s Caucus today announced the date and format for the 2021 Nunavut Leadership Forum. The Forum consists of all MLAs.

The Forum will be held in the Chamber of the Legislative Assembly, beginning at 10:00am (EST) on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. The selection of the Speaker, Premier and members of the Executive Council (Cabinet) will be made by secret ballot. The first item of business will be the election of the Speaker. The Speaker-Elect will preside over the proceedings of the Forum.

The second item of business will be the election of the Premier. Each nominated candidate will be permitted to deliver a formal speech. MLAs not standing for the position of Premier will be permitted to ask questions of candidates. Detailed procedures concerning the selection process will be issued at the beginning of the Forum’s proceedings.

Caucus has agreed that Cabinet will consist of nine members (Premier and eight Ministers). The Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act provides that the Premier has the prerogative to assign Ministerial portfolios.

Public access to the foyer and visitors’ gallery continues to be restricted as a consequence of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and state of public health emergency. The proceedings of the Nunavut Leadership Forum will be televised on local community cable stations where available and on the direct-to-home satellite service on the Bell (channel 513) and Shaw (channel 289 - classic / channel 489 - new lineup) networks. Sittings are live-streamed at: http://video.isilive.ca/nunavut/. Residents of Iqaluit may also listen to the live radio broadcast of the proceedings on the following FM channels: Floor: 92.5 / Inuktitut: 94.7 / English: 102.1.

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For more information:
John Quirke, Clerk of the Legislative Assembly
Email: LegInfo [at] assembly [dot] nu [dot] ca

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