Premier's Statements

Nunavut Premier P.J. Akeeagok today released the following statement: “As negotiations continue with Canada, the Government of Nunavut is advocating for increased access to reliable healthcare for Nunavummiut. “On February 15, I welcomed to Iqaluit the federal Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Dominic Leblanc, and Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos. Nunavut Health Minister John Main and Finance Minister Lorne Kusugak joined our discussion. This meeting leaves us encouraged. “Still, as we progress towards negotiations on the Canada Health Transfer (CHT) and other bilateral agreements… read more.
Iqaluit, Nunavut Today, Nunavut Premier P.J. Akeeagok released the following statement: “I wish to acknowledge the importance of security in the Canadian Arctic, following the February 11 incident that saw a high-altitude object shot down over Yukon. Thank you to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for taking swift action to protect the Arctic and our sovereignty after the unidentified object violated Canadian airspace. Nunavut supports the Yukon and is relieved there was no risk to public safety. Our government has been briefed by Joint Task Force North. We have no reason to believe there are… read more.
Premier P.J. Akeeagok today released the following statement: “Our government is actively assisting the Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) in its response to this weekend’s illegal cyberattack. Cabinet and our regular members are being kept informed of the situation and are confident in the course of action being taken by the corporation and our public service. The Departments of Community and Government Services, Justice, Finance and Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs have deployed services and personnel to help the corporation respond, while the corporation continues providing power to… read more.
Premier P.J. Akeeagok released the following statement: “As premier, I wish to welcome newly elected leaders to the territorial and regional Inuit organizations. Congratulations to Paul Irngaut who is elected as vice-president of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated. As well to Olayuk Akesuk as president of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association and Robert Greenley as president for the Kitikmeot Inuit Association. Our government has unprecedented opportunities to work collaboratively with Inuit organizations to achieve tangible outcomes. The Katujjiluta mandate is built on partnership, with Inuit… read more.
March 15, 2022 Iqaluit, Nunavut Premier of Nunavut, P.J. Akeeagok, today released the following statement: “This weekend, members of my household and I were exposed to someone who later tested positive for COVID-19. Although I am not experiencing any symptoms at this time, per public health instructions I will be isolating until March 23. During my absence, Deputy Premier Pamela Gross will be Acting Premier. Like most Nunavummiut, I have been following public health measures to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19. I have been diligent in maintaining physical distancing, wearing a mask… read more.
Statement Premier Akeeagok optimistic about direction outlined in Throne Speech by first Inuk Governor General Premier PJ Akeeagok today released the following statement: “I welcome the direction outlined by Governor General Mary Simon in the Speech from the Throne. It was a proud day and an historic moment for Canadian Inuit to hear the first Indigenous Governor General in Canada deliver parts of the Speech from the Throne in Inuktitut. It was also powerful to see the Governor General start with a note about action on reconciliation. Some of the priorities outlined in the Speech from the… read more.