George Hickes (Nunavut politician)
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut for Iqaluit-Tasiluk|
October 28, 2013
|Preceded by||Riding Established|
|Born||1968/1969 (age 47–48)
Born in Churchill, Manitoba, Hickes is the son of George Hickes, the former speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, and the cousin of current Nunavut MP, Hunter Tootoo. Prior to his election to the legislature, Hickes worked as a civil servant in the government of Nunavut, and as a communications manager for Qulliq Energy.
Hickes was elected to Cabinet in the 4th Legislative Assembly of Nunavut on November 9, 2015. He was first named Minister responsible for the Nunavut Housing Corporation and Minister responsible for the Qulliq Energy Corporation in November 2015, and now holds the portfolios of Minister of Health and Minister responsible for Suicide Prevention as of June 2016.
- "Nunavut premier loses seat by 43 votes". Toronto Star, October 29, 2013.
- "Iqaluit candidate George Hickes Jr. asks voters about their Nunavut priorities". Nunatsiaq News, October 2, 2013.
- "Premier Taptuna realigns cabinet portfolios | Government of Nunavut". www.gov.nu.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-05.
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