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Premier Akeeagok announces cabinet portfolios

19 November 2021

News Release

Premier Akeeagok announces cabinet portfolios

Iqaluit, Nunavut (November 19, 2021) – Premier PJ Akeeagok announced portfolios for his new cabinet today. These portfolio assignments emphasize Premier Akeeagok’s commitment to bring new and lasting change rooted in transformative, measurable change.

“Our new executive council blends experience and corporate knowledge with new perspectives and enthusiasm. I am confident that these assignments reflect the skills and abilities of the cabinet ministers, and will ensure we move quickly to address the priorities we’ve heard from Nunavummiut,” said Premier Akeeagok.

Premier Akeeagok will also serve as Minister of Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs, Minister of Indigenous Affairs, Minister responsible for Immigration and Minister responsible for the Utility Rate Review Council.

Cabinet ministers have been assigned the following departmental portfolios:

  • Deputy Premier, Minister of Education and Minister responsible for Nunavut Arctic College, the Honourable Pamela Gross,
  • Government House Leader, Minister of Economic Development and Transportation and Minister responsible for the Nunavut Housing Corporation, the Honourable Lorne Kusugak,
  • Minister of Environment and Minister of Justice, the Honourable David Akeeagok,
  • Minister of Family Services, Minister responsible for Status of Women and Minister responsible for Homelessness, the Honourable Margaret Nakashuk,
  • Minister of Finance and Minister of Human Resources, the Honourable Adam Lightstone,
  • Minister of Health and Minister responsible for Suicide Prevention, the Honourable John Main,
  • Minister of Community and Government Services, the Honourable David Joanasie,
  • Minister of Culture and Heritage, Minister responsible for Qulliq Energy Corporation, Minister responsible for Languages and Minister responsible for Seniors the Honourable Joanna Quassa.

“I’m excited to work with all Members of the Legislative Assembly to create our new mandate and lay the path for the next four years. Now, it’s time to get to work and create real change for Nunavummiut in every community in our incredible territory,” said Premier Akeeagok.

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Full portfolio listing below.

Media Contact:

Cate Macleod
Interim Press Secretary
Office of Premier Akeeagok
cmacleod6@gov.nu.ca
867-975-5059

 


Premier and Executive Council of Nunavut

Honourable P.J. Akeeagok, Premier of Nunavut
Minister of Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs
Minister of Indigenous Affairs
Minister responsible for Immigration
Minister responsible for Utility Rate Review Council

Honourable Pamela Gross, Deputy Premier
Minister of Education
Minister responsible for Nunavut Arctic College

Honourable Lorne Kusugak
Government House Leader
Minister of Economic Development and Transportation
Minister responsible for the Nunavut Housing Corporation
Minister responsible for Nunavut Business Credit Corporation
Minister responsible for Nunavut Development Corporation
Minister responsible for Mines
Minister responsible for Trade
Minister responsible for Energy

Honourable David Akeeagok
Minister of Environment
Minister of Justice
Minister responsible for Labour
Minister responsible for Democratic Institutions
Minister responsible for Human Rights Tribunal

Honourable Margaret Nakashuk
Minister of Family Services
Minister responsible for Status of Women
Minister responsible for Homelessness
Minister responsible for Poverty Reduction

Honourable Adam Lightstone
Minister of Finance
Minister of Human Resources
Minister responsible for Workers Safety and Compensation Commission
Minister responsible for the Liquor Licensing Board

Honourable John Main
Minister of Health
Minister responsible for Suicide Prevention

Honourable David Joanasie
Minister of Community and Government Services
Honourable Joanna Quassa Minister of Culture and Heritage Minister responsible for Qulliq Energy Corporation Minister responsible for Languages Minister responsible for Seniors