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Premier Taptuna assigns cabinet portfolios

07 March 2016 

News Release 

Premier Taptuna assigns cabinet portfolios 

IQALUIT, Nunavut (March 7, 2016) – As a result of the resignation of a minister from Executive Council last week, Premier Taptuna today announced the following cabinet portfolio assignments. 

Effective immediately, Premier Peter Taptuna becomes Minister responsible for Immigration. 

The Honourable Monica Ell-Kanayuk takes on the responsibilities of Minister of Health and Minister responsible for Suicide Prevention. 

The Honourable Keith Peterson assumes the responsibilities of Minister of Justice, Minister responsible for the Human Rights Tribunal and Minister responsible for the Labour Standards Board. 

“Both ministers have my full confidence and have a solid understanding of the portfolios,” said Premier Taptuna. “We have a duty to remain committed to our constituents and to see that this government continues to achieve actions set out under our mandate – Sivumut Abluqta.” 

There are no further changes at this time, and all other ministerial portfolios remain as previously assigned. 

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Media Contact: 

Yasmina Pepa 
Chief, Public Affairs 
Office of the Premier 
Government of Nunavut 
867-975-5059 
ypepa@gov.nu.ca