Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Mourns the Passing of Former MLA Hezakiah Oshutapik

Apr 20 2020

IQALUIT, Nunavut (April 20, 2020) - Speaker Paul Quassa today issued the following statement:

“I was saddened to learn of the sudden passing this weekend of former Member of the
Legislative Assembly Hezakiah Oshutapik, who represented the constituency of
Pangnirtung during the 3rd Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. Mr. Oshutapik, who was
serving as Mayor of Pangnirtung at the time of his passing, made a significant number of
contributions to his community through his work with such organizations as the
Canadian Rangers. On behalf of all Members of the Legislative Assembly, we extend our
condolences to his family and the community.”

The community flag of Pangnirtung has been half-masted at the Legislative Assembly in honour of his passing.

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For further information:
John Quirke, Clerk of the Legislative Assembly
(867) 975-5000

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