Legislative Assembly of Nunavut

Legislative Assembly of Nunavut
Legislative Assembly of Nunavut
Type Unicameral
Houses Legislative Assembly
Premier Eva Aariak, non-partisan consensus government
since 2008
Speaker Hunter Tootoo, non-partisan consensus government
since 2011
Members 19
Meeting place
Leg Building Iqaluit 2000-08-27.jpg
Legislative Building, Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada

The Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, Canada, is located in Iqaluit, and is the territory's parliament.

The Legislative Assembly of Nunavut was opened by Queen Elizabeth II, as Queen of Canada, on 7 October 2002, during her Golden Jubilee tour of Canada. In her speech the Queen stated: "I am proud to be the first member of the Canadian Royal Family to be greeted in Canada's newest territory."[1]

Prior to the opening of the Legislative Building of Nunavut the members met in the gymnasium of the Inuksuk High School.

The Hansard of the assembly is published in Inuktitut and English, making the territory one of only three Canadian jurisdictions to produce a bilingual Hansard, along with the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick and the Parliament of Canada in Ottawa.

There are no political parties in Nunavut and the territory operates by consensus government. Approximately two weeks after an election, the newly elected legislature meets in a special session called the Nunavut Leadership Forum to select the Executive Council.


Current members

Interior of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut

There are currently 19 seats occupied in the Nunavut Legislature. The current assembly is the third in the territories history.

Riding Member
Akulliq John Ningark
Amittuq Louis Tapardjuk
Arviat Daniel Shewchuk
Baker Lake Moses Aupaluktuq
Cambridge Bay Keith Peterson
Hudson Bay Allan Rumbolt
Iqaluit Centre Hunter Tootoo
Iqaluit East Eva Aariak
Iqaluit West Monica EllB
Kugluktuk Peter Taptuna
Nanulik Johnny Ningeongan
Nattilik Enuk PauloosieA
Pangnirtung Hezekiah OshutapikB
Quttiktuq Ron Elliott
Rankin Inlet North Tagak Curley
Rankin Inlet South/Whale Cove Lorne Kusugak
South Baffin Fred Schell
Tunnuniq Joe EnookB
Uqqummiut James Arreak
Mace of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut

G7 Summit 2010

G7 finance ministers met at the Legislative Building in February 2010 for a two day meeting.[2] Security at the summit was provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

See also


A.^ The seat became vacant as of 22 February 2010 due to the resignation of former Member of the Legislative Assembly, Enuk Pauloosie. Clerk of the assembly, John Quirke, said that a by-election must be held within six months.[3][4] A by-election was held 26 April 2010, with Jeannie Ugyuk winning the seat.[5]
B.^ Elected in by-elections on September 12, 2011.[6]


External links

Coordinates: 63°45′01″N 068°31′24″W / 63.75028°N 68.52333°W / 63.75028; -68.52333 (Legislative Assembly of Nunavut)

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