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Premier re-assigns cabinet portfolios

24 October 2018 

News Release

Premier re-assigns cabinet portfolios

Iqaluit, Nunavut (October 24, 2018) - Premier Joe Savikataaq today announced that Minister Pat Angnakak is no longer Minister responsible for Nunavut Housing Corporation and Minister responsible for Qulliq Energy Corporation. As of today, she is a Minister without portfolio.

“Yesterday, we saw a serious breach of cabinet confidentiality in the Legislative Assembly. As a cabinet, we cannot work together effectively if we cannot trust that our colleagues are able to maintain their oaths,” said Premier Savikataaq. “This decision is supported by all members of the executive council, and we must act decisively when we feel our consensus-based structure is in jeopardy. I thank Minister Angnakak for her work in her various portfolios.”

Effective immediately, Minister Lorne Kusugak re-assumes the role of Minister responsible for the Nunavut Housing Corporation, and Minister Jeannie Ehaloak re-assumes the role of Minister responsible for Qulliq Energy Corporation.

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Media Contact:

Cate Macleod
Press Secretary
Office of Joe Savikataaq
867-975-5059
cmacleod@gov.nu.ca