THE HONOURABLE GEORGE HICKES
Minister of Health
Minister responsible for Suicide Prevention
George Hickes was elected in the general election held on October 28, 2013, to represent the constituency of Iqaluit-Tasiluk in the 4th Legislative Assembly of Nunavut.
Prior to his election, Mr. Hickes was employed as the Qulliq Energy Corporation’s Manager of Corporate Communications. Mr. Hickes has also held senior positions in the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Education and Department of Economic Development and Transportation. Mr. Hickes also served as Executive Assistant to the Minister of Education.
Mr. Hickes was born in Churchill, Manitoba, and attended Red River College in Winnipeg. Prior to making Iqaluit his home in 2004, Mr. Hickes worked in the banking industry and owned his own small manufacturing business in Thompson.
Mr. Hickes has been a volunteer firefighter, a member of the Canadian Rangers and a youth hockey coach.
George and Signi Frederickson have two children: Lily (Piungwasluq) and Sara (Putuguq). Mr. Hickes’s personal interests include hunting, fishing and golfing.