Jane Philpott quits cabinet

Jane Philpott, on the right, is pictured here with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami President Natan Obed in March 2018 at the launch of the government’s plan to eliminate tuberculosis from Canada’s North. Philpott, who was currently serving as the federal government’s Treasury Board president, announced her resignation from cabinet on Monday, March 4. Her resignation follows that of her colleague Jody Wilson Raybould, who quit cabinet last month after she said she was pressured in her role as attorney general to intervene in the criminal case involving SNC-Lavalin. “I must abide by my core values, my ethical responsibilities, constitutional obligations,” Philpott wrote in her resignation letter. Philpott first served as minister of Health in Trudeau’s government and later as the minister of Indigenous Services, where she worked closely with Inuit groups. She is credited with launching a plan to eliminate TB in Inuit Nunangat and initiated new legislation to better tailor youth protection services to Indigenous regions. (File photo)

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  1. Posted by B Aglukark on

    We have a prime minister who clearly intervened in a criminal case. We have two cabinet ministers who clearly admitted they cannot defend ‘cabinet decisions’ based on their ‘principles’ and ‘values’ and have distanced themselves from the prime minister. We have a liberal media system with its expert panels attempting to find any hint of a positive spin. Déjà-vu? Didn’t we just experience Nunavut’s media look the other way when a hand-full of selfish members of our legislative assembly unseat a sitting Premier? Our media only sought a positive spin and ignored the selfish actions of a select few. Unlike the legislative assembly and Nunavut, it seems the country is now seeking to change how the AG and Justice Minister represent the country-sitting government to avoid a similar types of abuse. If our current members of the legislative assembly had a hint of that same set of ‘principals’ and ‘core values’ carried by Philpott and JWR, and to ensure people like Main, Hickes and others abuse an already weak system the members would initiate a process to change how the Nunavut Premier is selected

    • Posted by Gobble Gobble on

      Uh… a handful or selfish members voted to unseat Quassa as Premier? I think you mean 16 voted to remove him, while 2 voted to keep him in.

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