News releases

Iqaluit, Nunavut (June 17, 2024) – The Nunavut Partnership Committee (NPC) – which consists of the Executive Council of the Government of Nunavut (GN) and the Board of Directors of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) – met June 17 to advance shared priorities. At the meeting, the committee endorsed workplans for the shared priority areas of Child Welfare, Elders, Housing, Community Economic Development, and Training. The committee works to fulfil the Partnership Declaration, approved in March 2022, which recognizes that the GN and NTI share common priorities of interest, and that collaborative… read more.
Whitehorse, Yukon (June 10, 2024) – Premiers of Canada’s Western provinces and territories met to discuss shared priorities and collaborative action to strengthen the foundations for long-term and sustainable economic growth across the region and improve quality of life for Western Canadians. Affordability Western Premiers expressed significant concern with the impacts of inflation and high interest rates, increasing food prices, and the cost and availability of housing. They discussed actions being taken in their jurisdictions to address affordability challenges, including providing… read more.
Iqaluit, Nunavut (June 4, 2024) – Today, Premier P.J. Akeeagok announced changes to Nunavut’s Executive Council after Karen Nutarak resigned from Cabinet on June 4, 2024, due to personal and family reasons. “I want to thank Karen Nutarak for her service as Minister of Justice and Minister responsible for Nunavut Arctic College, as she brought new energy and dynamism to our team,” stated premier P.J. Akeeagok. “I wish Ms. Nutarak the best in her future endeavours and look forward to seeing her at the Legislative Assembly as she continues to serve the constituency of Tununiq.” Premier… read more.
Iqaluit, Nunavut (May 31, 2024) – Today, Minister of Human Resources David Akeeagok announced a significant salary increase that will affect the majority of Government of Nunavut (GN) employees. Effective September 30, 2024, GN employees in the Nunavut Employees Union (NEU), excluded and senior management groups will receive a nine percent (9%) salary increase. In addition, an extra two percent (2%) will be applied to more senior and specialized roles (pay ranges 18-25) to allow for role progression and incentives for employees to take on added responsibilities. “The increase to salaries is… read more.
Iqaluit, Nunavut (May 29, 2024) – Premier P.J. Akeeagok today announced the appointment of Daniel Young as Deputy Minister for the Department of Finance, effective May 27, 2024. Mr. Young has been serving in the role in an interim capacity during the public competition to replace long-time public servant Jeff Chown, who retired in January. “I am pleased that Mr. Young has accepted this critical position with the Government of Nunavut,” said Premier Akeeagok. “We value and respect Mr. Young’s leadership and are fortunate that he continues to apply his skills and knowledge to our government… read more.
Iqaluit, Nunavut (May 17, 2024) – Premier P.J. Akeeagok today announced the appointment of a new president and chief executive officer (CEO) for the Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC), effective Tuesday, May 21. Ernest Douglas joins QEC after 14 years as a leader with Eastward Energy in Nova Scotia, including six with parent company TriSummit Utilities, and almost two decades in the energy sector. In those years, Mr. Douglas brought a forward-thinking commitment to the well-being of people and the environment. “I am pleased to appoint Mr. Ernest Douglas to the role of president and CEO for the… read more.
Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), Nunavut (May 9, 2024) – Premier P.J. Akeeagok welcomed Premier Ranj Pillai and Premier R.J. Simpson to Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), Nunavut, for the annual Northern Premiers’ Forum. Premiers had the opportunity to visit the high Arctic and meet and learn from the Hamlet of Pond Inlet, the Qikiqtani Inuit Association and Elders and community members. They appreciated the strength of collaboration amongst community, Indigenous and territorial leadership on wellness and diversified economic development. Premiers discussed shared issues impacting the North, including… read more.
Iqaluit, Nunavut (April 16, 2024) – Nunavut Premier P.J. Akeeagok and Finance Minister Lorne Kusugak say the Government of Nunavut is awaiting details on funding announced today in the 2024-25 federal budget for housing, green energy and infrastructure related to Canada’s sovereignty and security in the Arctic. “Budget 2024-2025’s announcement of green energy and multi-use infrastructure funding will contribute to the vision outlined in our mandate that every Nunavut community is strong, self-sufficient and prosperous,” said Premier Akeeagok. “We are eager to learn the details of how these… read more.
Iqaluit, Nunavut (March 25, 2024) – Together, the Government of Nunavut (GN) and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) marked World Tuberculosis (TB) Day this past Sunday, March 24, 2024, by reaffirming their commitment to ending TB in Nunavut. NTI and the GN have developed educational colouring sheets paired with a conversation guide for parents, guardians, and adults. These materials will help Nunavummiut to start talking about TB with accurate and current information. The colouring sheets were designed to engage children in learning about TB at home in an interactive and… read more.
Each year, Canada’s Premiers, under the banner of the Council of the Federation, join in celebrating literacy. To honour those who support literacy in Nunavut, Premier P.J. Akeeagok seeks nominations for the 2024 Council of the Federation Literacy Award. The award honours an individual 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. It can be a student, teacher, community volunteer, an Elder, or a… read more.