George Hickes (Nunavut politician)

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The Honourable
George Hickes
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut for Iqaluit-Tasiluk
Assumed office
October 28, 2013
Preceded by Riding Established
Personal details
Born 1968/1969 (age 47–48)[1]
Churchill, Manitoba
Political party non-partisan
consensus government
Residence Iqaluit, Nunavut

George Hickes, Jr. MLA is a Canadian politician, who was elected to represent the district of Iqaluit-Tasiluk in the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut in the 2013 election.[2]

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.[3] 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.[3]

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.[4]