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Premier Taptuna won’t seek re-election

29 September 2017 

Statement

Premier Taptuna won’t seek re-election

Premier Taptuna released the following statement:

"I wish to inform Nunavummiut that I will not seek re-election in the Fifth Legislative Assembly of Nunavut.

It has been a great honour to serve Nunavummiut for the last nine years as minister and then as premier. My colleagues, and all members of the Legislative Assembly, have always worked to build a stronger Nunavut, and to support our strong foundation and potential.

I encourage the next government to continue to step forward together with strong resolve, and to provide Nunavummiut with a clear long-term vision for our vibrant, resilient territory.

I want to thank my constituents, Nunavummiut and my family for supporting me in my political endeavours. Not seeking re-election has been a difficult family decision. I wish to extend best wishes to the incoming government, as they learn from previous experiences and shape our future."

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Media Contact:

Yasmina Pepa
Chief, Public Affairs Office of the Premier
867-222-0961
ypepa@gov.nu.ca