AuthorBaldwin, Alex

House Proceedings

The pre-dissolution September 2021 sitting convened on September 9, 2021, and concluded on September 16, 2021.

Three bills received Assent during the pre-dissolution

September 2021 sitting:

* Bill 55, An Act to Amend the Property Assessment and Taxation Act;

* Bill 75, An Act to Amend the Summary Conviction Procedures Act; and

* Bill 77, Supplementary Appropriation (Capital) Act, No. 2, 2021-2022.

A total of 81 bills were introduced during the life of the 5th Legislative Assembly, of which 77 received Assent.

Dissolution of the 5th Legislative Assembly, Holding of the 6th General Election and Convening of the 6th Legislative Assembly

The 5th Legislative Assembly was dissolved on September 19, 2021. The Chief Electoral Officer issued writs of election on September 20, 2021.

A number of incumbents did not stand for re-election: Paul Quassa (Aggu), Allan Rumbolt (Hudson Bay), Pat Angnakak (Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu), Elisapee Sheutiapik (Iqaluit-Sinaa) and Pauloosie Keyootak (Uqqummiut).

At the close of nominations, a total of 58 individuals had submitted declarations of candidacy to stand for election in the territory's 22 constituencies. Five candidates were declared elected by acclamation: John Main (Arviat North-Whale Cove), Joe Savikataaq (Arviat South), Margaret Nakashuk (Pangnirtung) David Akeeagok (Quttiktuq) and David Joanasie (South Baffin)

The 6th general election was held on October 25, 2021. Returning Members were:

Joelie Kaemerk (Amittuq)

Craig Simailak (Baker Lake)

Tony Akoak (Gjoa Haven)

Adam Arreak Lightstone (Iqaluit-Manirajak)

George Hickes (Iqaluit-Tasiluk)

Lome Kusugak (Rankin Inlet South)

Newly-elected Members were:

Joanna Quassa (Aggu)

Solomon Malliki (Aivilik)

Pamela Hakongak Gross (Cambridge Bay)

Daniel Qawik (Hudson Bay)

P.J. Akeeagok (Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu)

Janet Pitsiulaaq Brewster (Iqaluit-Sinaa)

Bobby Anavilok (Kugluktuk)

Joseph Quqqiaq (Netsilik)

Alexander Sammurtok (Rankin Inlet NorthChesterfield Inlet)

Karen Nutarak (Tununiq)

Mary Killiktee (Uqqummiut)

Mr. Sammurtok previously served as a Member of the 4th Legislative Assembly for the constituency of Rankin Inlet South.

On November 17, 2021, Members-elect gathered in the Chamber of the Legislative Assembly for the convening of the Nunavut Leadership Forum. By convention, the Forum consists of all Members of the Legislative Assembly, and is used to conduct the selection process for the Speaker, Premier and members of the Executive Council (Cabinet) of...

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