Legislative Assembly of Nunavut
|Legislative Assembly of Nunavut|
|Premier||Eva Aariak, non-partisan consensus government
|Speaker||Hunter Tootoo, non-partisan consensus government
|Legislative Building, Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada|
The Legislative Assembly of Nunavut was opened by Queen Elizabeth II, as Queen of Canada, on 7 October 2002, during her Golden Jubilee tour of Canada. In her speech the Queen stated: "I am proud to be the first member of the Canadian Royal Family to be greeted in Canada's newest territory."
The Hansard of the assembly is published in Inuktitut and English, making the territory one of only three Canadian jurisdictions to produce a bilingual Hansard, along with the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick and the Parliament of Canada in Ottawa.
There are no political parties in Nunavut and the territory operates by consensus government. Approximately two weeks after an election, the newly elected legislature meets in a special session called the Nunavut Leadership Forum to select the Executive Council.
There are currently 19 seats occupied in the Nunavut Legislature. The current assembly is the third in the territory's history.
G7 Summit 2010
- List of premiers of Nunavut
- List of Nunavut general elections
- Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut
- A.^ The seat became vacant as of 22 February 2010 due to the resignation of former Member of the Legislative Assembly, Enuk Pauloosie. Clerk of the assembly, John Quirke, said that a by-election must be held within six months. A by-election was held 26 April 2010, with Jeannie Ugyuk winning the seat.
- B.^ Elected in by-elections on September 12, 2011.
- Kay, Christine and Kearsey, Tara; Royals start tour in Iqaluit; October 7, 2002
- leaders enjoy Arctic outing before talks
- Enuk Pauloosie quits Nunavut assembly seat
- Pauloosie resigns as Nunavut MLA
- Second woman joins Nunavut legislature
- "Enook, Ell, Oshutapik win Nunavut byelections". CBC News, September 12, 2011.