Legislative Assembly of Nunavut
|Legislative Assembly of Nunavut|
|4th Legislative Assembly of Nunavut|
|Premier||Peter Taptuna, non-partisan consensus government
|Speaker||George Qulaut, 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 22 seats in the Nunavut Legislature. The current assembly is the fourth in the territory's history, and had its membership selected in the 2013 election. To date, two electoral districts have not yet had their results from that election finalized, due to an exact tie between two candidates necessitating a judicial recount or a followup by-election. A recount was held in both districts and Samuel Nuqingaq was declared the winner in Uqqummiut. A by-election will be held in Rankin Inlet South on 10 February, 2014.
G7 Summit 2010
- List of premiers of Nunavut
- List of Nunavut general elections
- Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut
- "Hansard". Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. Retrieved 2013-09-19.
- Kay, Christine and Kearsey, Tara; Royals start tour in Iqaluit; 7 October 2002
- Nunavut recounts produce one winner and one intractable deadlock
- Elections Nunavut: Rankin Inlet South voters go back to the polls Feb. 10
- leaders enjoy Arctic outing before talks
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