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Saturday, January 29, 2022

At the caucus retreat, GN outlines five priorities

Premier P.J. Akeeagok

Key Takeaways:

  • Last week, MLAs met in Cambridge Bay.
  • They identified five priority areas for the 6th Legislative Assembly.

Implementing a comprehensive Eldercare strategy, reinvesting in education, improving health, mental health, and addictions services, expanding housing, and diversifying the economy.

Territorial legislators also confirmed that an electoral boundaries commission will be established in 2022 to review whether existing ridings should be changed.

“Our caucus retreat began with a historic dialogue between Legislative Assembly members and the leadership of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated and all regional Inuit organizations,” Premier P.J. Akeeagok said.

Nunavut Tunngavik; Image from Pinterest

“We are committed to a revitalized relationship founded on mutual respect and a shared commitment to taking collaborative action to achieve meaningful improvements in critical areas such as housing.”

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MLA Aivilik “My colleagues and I look forward to the tabling of the new government’s mandate statement in March. Which will guide the implementation of our shared vision for the territory through the budgetary and legislative process,” said Solomon Malliki, chair of the Regular Members’ Caucus.

Another caucus retreat, this time with only cabinet members, is planned for early January to discuss the next steps in advancing the mandate’s goals. The draught from that caucus meeting will be distributed to all MLAs later this month and Nunavut Tunngavik in early February.

MLAs attended various events in Cambridge Bay last week, including the opening of Nunavut Arctic College’s new Kitikmeot campus, the Arnat Qimavik Women’s Shelter, and visits to the Cambridge Bay Continuing Care Centre and the Canadian High Arctic Research Station. The 6th Legislative Assembly will hold its first session on February 21.

Source: Nunavutnews

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