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Premier Taptuna appoints acting deputy minister

25 April 2016 

News Release 

Premier Taptuna appoints acting deputy minister 

IQALUIT, Nunavut (April 25, 2016) – Premier Taptuna today appointed Mr. Simon Awa as Acting Deputy Minister of Environment. Mr. Awa also retains his duties as chief negotiator for devolution. 

Mr. Gabriel Nirlungayuk has tendered his resignation, and has since taken another position outside of government. 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Nirlungayuk for his service to the department and wish him success in his new position,” said Premier Taptuna. 

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Media Contact: 

Yasmina Pepa 
Office of Premier Taptuna 
Government of Nunavut 
867-975-5059 
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