Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq has announced changes to the territory’s executive council.

“After two months as Premier, I have a clear sense of the strengths and abilities of all members of cabinet. I have had time to evaluate relationships and fit, and feel it is important to make changes as we embark on a very busy fall season,” said Savikataaq.

The following changes have been made. All are effective immediately:

  • The Honourable George Hickes becomes Minister of Health and Minister responsible for Suicide Prevention, in addition to Minister of Finance; and
  • The Honourable Pat Angnakak becomes Minister responsible for the Nunavut Housing Corporation and Minister responsible for the Qulliq Energy Corporation.

“I thank all ministers for their hard work and passion. Our cabinet is committed and will always have the best interests of Nunavummiut in mind,” said Savikataaq.

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