Kugluktuk MLA resigns from Nunavut legislative assembly

Mila Kamingoak will give up her seat on April 3

Mila Kamingoak, Nunavut’s MLA for Kugluktuk, will be resigning from her seat in Nunavut’s legislative assembly effective April 3. (File Photo)

By Dustin Patar

Mila Kamingoak, MLA for Kugluktuk, will be resigning from her seat in the legislative assembly on April 3, according to a Government of Nunavut news release sent out late in the day on Tuesday, March 31.

Kamingoak won the Kugluktuk riding in 2017 by acclamation, the only MLA to do so during the last election.

During her time in the legislature, Kamingoak championed issues such as the rights of breastfeeding mothers and their babies, Kugluktuk’s learning centre and her community’s desire for a long-term care facility for elders.

Following the protocols of the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act, Kamingoak formally informed Paul Quassa, Speaker of the legislative assembly, of her decision by correspondence.

“On behalf of all members of the legislative assembly, I thank Ms. Kamingoak for her service and wish her well as she focuses on the needs of her young family,” Quassa said in the news release.

According to the Nunavut Elections Act, a by-election must be held “as soon as reasonably practicable and not later than six months after a seat becomes vacant.”

“I anticipate that the date of the by-election will be announced shortly,” said Quassa in the release.

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(6) Comments:

  1. Posted by Bob on

    Kug needs next mla to get community a new airport terminal. C’mon already.

    • Posted by George on

      Not a good terminal for social distancing. Everyone really close together. We need next mla to push HARD for community needs.

    • Posted by Paul Murphy on

      Why? Nothing is wrong with your airport. Housing is more important.

      • Posted by George on

        If followed social distancing rules prob only 6 people could be in terminal at a time. Terminal is ratty & 40+ yrs old. Only need 1 terminal need 300 houses.

  2. Posted by Robert on

    Kug is already slated for a new airport in the capital plans…… Kug needs an MLA that will get the government to implement de-centralized government. If GN staff are able to work from home during this outbreak they could sure work in the communities and have more local jobs. The MLA also needs to work on getting KIA and NTI to come to the table and help with the housing crisis. GN cannot do it on its own with the limited money available, NTI and KIA need to be part of the solution to help Inuit!

    • Posted by George on

      That is good to know about airport terminal coming. 👍 I like your idea about decentralization. Bet once GN jobs started exiting IQ all those wannabe northerners wouldn’t relocate with their positions. Be more jobs for Inuit😊

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