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Premier Savikataaq announces appointment to senior management

24 March 2020

News Release

Premier Savikataaq announces appointment to senior management

IQALUIT, Nunavut (March 24, 2020) – Premier Joe Savikataaq today announced the appointment of Stephen Mansell as Deputy Minister of Justice, effective April 27, 2020.

“Mr. Mansell has an impressive professional background in Nunavut and brings strong perspective and vital experience to the department,” said Premier Savikataaq. “I am confident his experience and skills will help guide the strengths of the staff working to provide the critical programs and services of justice in our territory.”

Mr. Mansell grew up in Nunavut and has been the Director of the University of Saskatchewan Nunavut Law Program since May 2017. Previously, Mr. Mansell worked for Nunavut’s Department of Justice for many years in several roles, including Acting Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Director of Policy and Planning and legal counsel.

Additionally, he is past president of both the Law Society of Nunavut and the Nunavut Branch of the Canadian Bar Association. He has also served as board member on the Nunavut Legal Services Board, a member of the Nunavut Human Rights Tribunal, and as a member of the Nunavut Judicial Advisory Committee.

Premier Savikataaq thanks both Adrienne Silk and Simon Awa for their enthusiasm and leadership during their terms as Acting Deputy Ministers for the department.

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Media Contact:

Cate Macleod
Press Secretary Office of Premier Savikataaq
867-975-5059;
867-222-5763
cmacleod@gov.nu.ca