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Premier Savikataaq removes cabinet portfolios

08 October 2020

Statement

Premier Savikataaq removes cabinet portfolios

Premier Joe Savikataaq today released the following statement:

“An unacceptable social media post was brought to my attention yesterday. As a result, I have made Minister Patterk Netser a Minister without portfolio, effective immediately.

The Government of Nunavut values diversity, equality and fairness for all. We will not stop listening or acting to make this a reality for all Nunavummiut. There can be no tolerance for disrespectful, hurtful remarks or actions, and we must uphold our government’s principles and values. We stand united in this work, together.

Starting today, Minister Joanasie becomes Acting Minister responsible for Nunavut Arctic College, and I will act as Minister responsible for the Nunavut Housing Corporation.

When all Members of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut reconvene for their Full Caucus meeting on October 21, 2020, I will take this matter forward for consideration around appropriate next steps as a consensus government.”

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Media Contact:

Cate Macleod
Press Secretary
Office of Premier Savikataaq
867-975-5059
cmacleod@gov.nu.ca