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The Honourable Lorne Kusugak

Lorne Kusugak was elected in the general election held on October 30, 2017, to represent the constituency of Rankin Inlet South in the 5th Legislative Assembly.

Mr. Kusugak was elected to serve on the Executive Council during the November 17, 2017, proceedings of the Nunavut Leadership Forum. Minister Kusugak was formally sworn into office on November 21, 2017. Mr. Kusugak has had the portfolios for Community and Government Services, Human Resources and the Nunavut Housing Corporation. On Nov 9, 2020 the Premier appointed Mr. Kusugak as the Minister of Health and Minister Responsible for Seniors.

Mr. Kusugak previously served in the 3rd Legislative Assembly, during which he held a number of positions, including Government House Leader, Minister of Community and Government Services and Minister responsible for the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission.

Mr. Kusugak has held a number of public offices, including serving three separate terms as Mayor of Rankin Inlet. During his career, Mr. Kusugak has also been employed as the Executive Director of the Kivalliq Inuit Association and as Chief Executive Officer of the Nunavut Implementation Training Committee.

Mr. Kusugak is the father to three daughters, Kandace Agiaq, Nuatii and Terri Akpalialuk, who he has raised together with his wife Sally.