Legislative Assembly of Nunavut
|Legislative Assembly of Nunavut
Assemblée législative du Nunavut
|5th Legislative Assembly of Nunavut|
Non aligned assembly (Consensus based)
|October 30, 2017|
|Legislative Building, Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada|
The Legislative Assembly 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, Ontario.
The territory operates by consensus government; there are no political parties. 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, or cabinet.
There are currently 22 seats in the legislature. The current assembly is the fifth in the territory's history, and had its membership selected in the 2017 election. One electoral district did not have its results finalized on election night, due to margin of less than two percent between two candidates, necessitating a judicial recount. The results of the recount were confirmed by November 5.
G7 Summit 2010
- List of premiers of Nunavut
- List of Nunavut general elections
- Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut
- Kay, Christine and Kearsey, Tara, "Royals start tour in Iqaluit" Archived 3 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine.. Northern News Services, 7 October 2002.
- 2017 General Election from Elections Nunavut.
- "Close race in western Nunavut hub triggers recount". Nunatsiaq News, October 31, 2017.
- "'I'm finally feeling rested': Recount confirms Jeannie Ehaloak's election in Cambridge Bay". CBC North, November 5, 2017.
- "G7 leaders enjoy Arctic outing before talks". CBC News, February 5, 2010.
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