Legislative Assembly of Nunavut
|Legislative Assembly of Nunavut
Assemblée législative du Nunavut
|4th Legislative Assembly of Nunavut|
Non aligned assembly (Consensus based)
|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. 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 Rankin Inlet South on 10 February 2014, with Alexander Sammurtok declared the winner.
Nuqingaq was expelled from the legislature on October 24, 2014 after repeatedly engaging in disorderly and inappropriate conduct, vacating Uqqummiut and resulting in a by-election which was held on February 9, 2015. The by-election was won by Pauloosie Keyootak.
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". Northern News Services, 7 October 2002.
- Nunavut recounts produce one winner and one intractable deadlock. Nunatsiaq News, November 5, 2013.
- Elections Nunavut: Rankin Inlet South voters go back to the polls Feb. 10. Nunatsiaq News, November 14, 2013.
- "New Nunavut MLA ready to work “for the people”". Nunatsiaq News, February 11, 2014.
- "Nunavut MLA Samuel Nuqingaq expelled from legislative assembly". CBC News, October 24, 2014.
- "Pauloosie Keyootak elected MLA for Uqqummiut in byelection". CBC News, February 10, 2015.
- "G7 leaders enjoy Arctic outing before talks". CBC News, February 5, 2010.
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