Akeeagok gives Cambridge Bay artwork to Trudeau
Nunavut premier discusses territories ‘priorities’ with prime minister during first face-to-face meeting
Premier P.J. Akeeagok gave Prime Minister Trudeau a piece of art made by young artists at Cambridge Bay’s Red Fish Studio during his first in-person meeting with the prime minister Tuesday.
Akeeagok tweeted a picture taken of him presenting the gift to Trudeau before their meeting at Trudeau’s Parliament Hill office.
Akeeagok thanked Trudeau on Twitter for discussing Nunavut’s “key priorities,” including elder care, housing and education, during their meeting.
“Looking forward to continuing the dialogue,” Akeeagok wrote in a tweet.
Akeeagok was scheduled to meet with Trudeau shortly before federal Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland gave the government’s fiscal update.
Both Akeeagok and Trudeau recently won elections. Trudeau’s Liberal party was re-elected to a third term when Canadians went to the polls in September. Akeeagok, a former president of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, won a seat as an MLA in October, and was then selected premier in October by his fellow MLAs.