News releases

May 04, 2018
OTTAWA, ON (May 4, 2018) - Nunavut Premier Paul Quassa, Northwest Territories Premier Robert McLeod and Yukon Premier Sandy Silver met in Ottawa this week to discuss territorial perspectives and common approaches on climate change, carbon pricing, infrastructure funding, and federal policy development in the north. The three premiers had a positive meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and productive discussions with Finance Minister Bill Morneau, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi, and Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett.... read more.
March 20, 2018
IQALUIT, Nunavut (March 20, 2018) - Premier Paul Quassa tabled the Government of Nunavut’s mandate for the next four years at the Nunavut Legislative Assembly today. Turaaqtavut – heading towards a goal – lays out five priority areas, guided by Inuit Qaujimajatuqangiit and Inuit Societal Values. "My colleagues and I have created a mandate that reflects our shared priorities to address the overarching needs of Nunavummiut, and realize the vision for Nunavut that led to the creation of our territory and government," said Premier Quassa. "We recognize the work to be done, with a deep... read more.
March 13, 2018
Nominations are now open for the 2018 Council of Federation Literacy Award. Premier Paul Quassa seeks to honour an adult who supports, encourages and shares ways to strengthen literacy skills in Nunavut. The 2018 Nunavut Council of the Federation Literacy Award will recognize someone who supports and inspires others to use Inuktut and develop their literacy skills – oral, written or through artistic expression. Nominate someone who has gone above and beyond to support and encourage others to develop their literacy skills – a student, a teacher, a community volunteer, an Elder or a co-worker.... read more.
February 09, 2018
Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut – A mobile TB Screening Clinic became operational in Qikiqtarjuaq earlier this week, and today, Premier Paul Quassa toured the clinic with Minister of Health Pat Angnakak as the Government of Nunavut takes bold action to reduce the number of TB infections. The Premier and Minister were joined on the tour by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami President Natan Obed, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Aluki Kotierk, Qikiqtani Inuit Association President PJ Akeeagok, and Qikiqtarjuaq Mayor Mary Killiktee. The special TB clinic opened February 5 in response to a high number of active TB... read more.
January 19, 2018
IQALUIT, Nunavut – Premier Paul Quassa and Cabinet Ministers met this week to discuss priorities for the new government mandate of Nunavut’s fifth Legislative Assembly. The Cabinet retreat wrapped up in Igloolik on Thursday. During the week-long retreat, Cabinet met with the Tuukkaq Elders’ Society, the Igloolik Hamlet Council, Kingulliit Productions, staff at Government of Nunavut offices, students at the elementary and high schools, and took part in a community feast on Thursday evening. "Together, we are looking forward and beyond to envision a brighter future for Nunavut and Nunavummiut... read more.
December 11, 2017
IQALUIT, Nunavut – Premier Paul Quassa today announced additional changes to the Government of Nunavut’s senior management team. Effective January 8, 2018: Udloriak (Udlu) Hanson becomes Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Transportation. Sheila Kolola becomes President of the Nunavut Arctic College. Effective January 22, 2018: Pujjuut Kusugak becomes Deputy Minister of Education. "These appointments will help achieve the vision and direction of our new government. I am excited for these leaders to shape critical programs and services, and bring new insight and experience to their... read more.
December 01, 2017
IQALUIT, Nunavut – Premier Quassa has announced changes to the Government of Nunavut’s (GN) senior management. "A new Executive Council means a fresh start for our territory, and an opportunity to renew our direction and commitment to our people and partnerships," said Premier Quassa. "It’s also a time to re-evaluate and re-align our senior management to ensure program effectiveness and renewed leadership within the public service." Effective immediately: Sherri Rowe, Rebekah Williams and Chris D’Arcy are no longer with the Government of Nunavut. Kathy Okpik moves from Deputy Minister of... read more.
November 21, 2017
IQALUIT, Nunavut – Premier Paul Quassa announced portfolios for his new cabinet today. The fifth executive council of Nunavut is a mix of new and returning politicians, and the first time Nunavut has three female cabinet ministers. These portfolios emphasize Premier Quassa’s commitment to fulfilling important campaign promises, fostering understanding and compassion, and putting people first. “I want to thank the members of cabinet for their enthusiasm and dedication to serve Nunavummiut,” said Premier Quassa. “While we certainly have significant work ahead of, we are all eager to meet the... read more.
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