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Premier Taptuna realigns cabinet portfolios

17 June 2016 

News Release

For Immediate Release

Premier Taptuna realigns cabinet portfolios

IQALUIT, Nunavut (June 17, 2016) – Premier Peter Taptuna has announced changes to Nunavut’s executive council, to ensure strategic leadership to realize the goals of Sivumut Abluqta. Changes become effective June 24, 2016.

"After working with our new ministers and observing the distinct strengths of each member of cabinet, I have reassigned portfolios to renew energy and reinvigorate collaboration," said Premier Taptuna.

Portfolio assignments are as follows:
 

Honourable Peter Taptuna

Premier

Minister of Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs

Minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs

Minister responsible for Seniors’ Advocate

Minister responsible for Immigration

 

Honourable Monica Ell-Kanayuk

Deputy Premier

Minister of Economic Development and Transportation

Minister responsible for Mines

Minister responsible for the Nunavut Business Credit Corporation

Minister responsible for the Nunavut Development Corporation

Minister responsible for the Status of Women

Minister responsible for the Utility Rates Review Council

 

Honourable George Kuksuk

Minister of Culture and Heritage

Minister of Languages

Minister responsible for Nunavut Housing Corporation

 

Honourable Johnny Mike

Minister of Family Services

Minister responsible for Poverty Reduction

Minister responsible for Homelessness

Minister responsible for Qulliq Energy Corporation

 

Honourable Keith Peterson

Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Financial Management Board

Minister of Justice

Minister responsible for the Nunavut Liquor Commission

Minister responsible for the Liquor Licensing Board

Minister responsible for the Human Rights Tribunal

Minister responsible for the Labour Standards Board

Minister responsible for Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission

 

Honourable Paul Quassa

Minister of Education

Minister responsible for Nunavut Arctic College

Government House Leader

 

Honourable George Hickes

Minister of Health

Minister responsible for Suicide Prevention

 

Honourable Joe Savikataaq

Minister of Community and Government Services

Minister of Environment

Minister of Energy

Nunavut Chair, Hudson Bay Roundtable

 

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Media Contact:

Cate Macleod

Director of Communications

Department of Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs

Government of Nunavut

867-975-6049

cmacleod@gov.nu.ca