Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, Canada, is located in Iqaluit, and is the territory's parliament.
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." [2 ]
Prior to the opening of the
Legislative Building of Nunavut the members met in the gymnasium of the Inuksuk High School.
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.
Current members [ edit ]
Interior of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut
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. Two electoral districts did not have their results finalized on election night, due to an exact tie between two candidates necessitating a judicial recount or a followup by-election. Recounts were held in both districts, and Samuel Nuqingaq was declared the winner in Uqqummiut. A by-election was held in [3 ] Rankin Inlet South on 10 February 2014, with [4 ] Alexander Sammurtok declared the winner. [5 ]
Mace of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut
G7 Summit 2010 [ edit ]
G7 finance ministers met at the Legislative Building in February 2010 for a two day meeting. Security at the summit was provided by the [6 ] Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Hansard". Legislative Assembly of Nunavut . Retrieved 2013-09-19.
^ Kay, Christine and Kearsey, Tara, "Royals start tour in Iqaluit". Northern News Services, 7 October 2002.
^ Nunavut recounts produce one winner and one intractable deadlock. , November 5, 2013. Nunatsiaq News
^ Elections Nunavut: Rankin Inlet South voters go back to the polls Feb. 10. , November 14, 2013. Nunatsiaq News
^ "New Nunavut MLA ready to work “for the people”". , February 11, 2014. Nunatsiaq News
^ "G7 leaders enjoy Arctic outing before talks". CBC News, February 5, 2010.
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Coordinates: 63°45′01″N 068°31′24″W / 63.75028°N 68.52333°W
Legislative Assemblies of Nunavut