Legislative Assembly of Nunavut

The Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, Canada, is located in Iqaluit, and is the territory's parliament.

Legislative Assembly of Nunavut
ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᕐᕕᐊ
Assemblée législative du Nunavut
Nunavut Maligaliurvia
5th Legislative Assembly of Nunavut
Preceded byLegislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories
Joe Savikataaq, non-partisan consensus government
since 2018
Political groups
Non aligned assembly

(Consensus based)

  •   Members (22)
Last election
30 October 2017
Next election
Meeting place
Legislative Building, Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada

Prior to the creation of Nunavut as a Canadian Territory on April 1, 1999, the 1999 Nunavut general election was held on February 15 to determine the 1st Nunavut Legislature. The Legislative Assembly was opened by Queen Elizabeth II, as Queen of Canada, on 7 October 2002, during her Golden Jubilee tour of Canada. In her speech the Queen stated: "I am proud to be the first member of the Canadian Royal Family to be greeted in Canada's newest territory."[1]

Prior to the opening of the Legislative Building of Nunavut the members met in the gymnasium of the Inuksuk High School.

The Hansard of the assembly is published in Inuktitut and English, making the territory one of only three Canadian jurisdictions to produce a bilingual Hansard, along with the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick and the Parliament of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario.

The territory operates by consensus government; there are no political parties. Approximately two weeks after an election, the newly elected legislature meets in a special session called the Nunavut Leadership Forum to select the Executive Council, or cabinet.

Current members

There are currently 22 seats in the legislature. The current assembly is the fifth in the territory's history, and had its membership selected in the 2017 election.[2] One electoral district did not have its results finalized on election night, due to margin of less than two percent between two candidates, necessitating a judicial recount.[3] The results of the recount were confirmed by 5 November.[4]

Riding Member[2]
AgguPaul Quassa
AivilikPatterk Netser
AmittuqJoelie Kaernerk
Arviat North-Whale CoveJohn Main
Arviat SouthJoe Savikataaq
Baker LakeSimeon Mikkungwak
Cambridge BayJeannie Ehaloak
Gjoa HavenTony Akoak
Hudson BayAllan Rumbolt
Iqaluit-ManirajakAdam Arreak-Lightstone
Iqaluit-NiaqunnguuPat Angnakak
Iqaluit-SinaaElisapee Sheutiapik
Iqaluit-TasilukGeorge Hickes
KugluktukMila Adjukak Kamingoak
NetsilikEmilino Qirngnuq
PangnirtungMargaret Nakashuk
QuttiktuqDavid Akeeagok
Rankin Inlet North-Chesterfield InletCathy Towtongie
Rankin Inlet SouthLorne Kusugak
South BaffinDavid Joanasie
TununiqDavid Qajaakuttuk Qamaniq
UqqummiutPauloosie Keyootak

G7 Summit 2010

G7 finance ministers met at the Legislative Building in February 2010 for a two-day meeting.[5] Security at the summit was provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

See also


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