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|MLA for Iqaluit, NT|
|Preceded by||Dennis Patterson|
|Succeeded by||riding dissolved|
|MLA for Iqaluit East, NU|
|Preceded by||first member|
|Succeeded by||Eva Aariak|
September 21, 1961 |
Portugal Cove, Newfoundland
Edward "Ed" Walter Picco (born September 21, 1961) is a Canadian Nunavut politician first elected in the 1995 Northwest Territories election. He was re-elected in the 1999 Nunavut election and in the 2004 Nunavut election. Picco holds the distinction of being one of the few Canadian politicians elected to two different Legislative Assemblies, having been elected in 1995 to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories and in 1999 to the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut.
Picco held several cabinet posts in the Government of Nunavut including Minister of Health and Social Services, Minister of Education, Immigration, Homelessness, Energy and Nunavut Arctic College. Picco had represented Iqaluit East since 1999 and was the longest serving MLA in Nunavut prior to the general election in 2008. He chose not to run in the 2008 general election and re-entered the private sector.
Prior to entering politics, Picco was the Business Development Manager of the Baffin Business Development Corporation (BBDC). He holds a Diploma in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University and is a graduate of the College of Trades and Technology, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal that was presented by His Royal Highness Prince Philip in recognition of his on-going support to the Terry Fox program. He is a recipient of Iqaluit's Volunteer of the Year award and is the local fundraising Chair for the re-building of Iqaluit's St. Jude's Anglican Cathedral.
- "Iqaluit East MLA Ed Picco announces decision Not to seek re-election to the Legislative Assembly". Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. September 22, 2008. Retrieved 2010-04-22.
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