Commissioner of Nunavut
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April 1, 1999
This is a list of the
, Commissioners of Nunavut Canada, since its creation in 1999. As of 12 May 2010, the commissioner is Edna Elias. The Commissioner is appointed by the [1 ] Government of Canada, but a Commissioner, in contrast to the Governor-General of Canada or the Lieutenants-Governor of the Canadian Provinces, is not a Viceroy and therefore Commissioners are not direct representatives of the Monarch in the territory.
History [ edit ]
The position of Commissioner was created in 1999 with the creation of the new territory. Like other territorial Commissioners, he or she is appointed by the
Government of Canada and represents the Canadian cabinet in the territory.
Note. Prior to April 1, 1999, Nunavut was part of the Northwest Territories. See Commissioners of Northwest Territories.
Deputy Commissioner [ edit ]
The role of Deputy Commissioner was added in 2005 by amending the
Public Officer Act and Seals Act to be inline with the Yukon and Northwest Territories. [2 ]
Living former Commissioners [ edit ]
The duties of the Commissioner is similar to that of the
lieutenant governors of the provinces, but, they represent the Government of Canada not the monarch therefore, they are not viceroys.
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