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By-election set for Kugluktuk

16 April 2020

News Release

By-election set for Kugluktuk

IQALUIT, Nunavut (April 16, 2020) – The by-election for the constituency of Kugluktuk has been scheduled for August 24, 2020, after the resignation of former Member of the Legislative Assembly Mila Adjukak Kamingoak. This coincides with the by-election previously announced for Baker Lake.

“COVID-19 has changed so much, so quickly. We must all adhere to the advice of our Chief Public Health Officer and allow our communities to prepare for an election in this new reality,” said Premier Joe Savikataaq. “I thank Ms. Kamingoak for her time in the fifth Legislative Assembly of Nunavut and wish her and her family all the best moving forward.” The election date has been confirmed by the Executive Council, and the Commissioner of Nunavut has issued a formal proclamation for the writ of election, as required by section 38 of the Nunavut Elections Act. The Chief Electoral Officer will issue the writ of election on July 20, 2020. Detailed information for potential candidates will be made available by Elections Nunavut later this summer.

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Media Contact:

Cate Macleod
Press Secretary to Premier Savikataaq
867-975-5059
867-222-5763
cmacleod@gov.nu.ca