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Minister of Human Resources
The Honourable 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. He serves as the Minister of Community and Government Services and the Minister of Human Resources.
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.
When not busy with his political career you can usually find him in his woodworking shop creating things for his grandchildren. Mr. Kusugak is the father to three daughters, Kandace Agiaq, Nuatii and Terrie Akpaliapik, who he has raised together with his wife Sally.