Premier rejects education and health board revival


Premier Paul Okalik resisted any push to reinstate regional education and health boards during his speech to NTI’s annual general assembly in Rankin Inlet earlier this month.

Kitikmeot Inuit Association president Charlie Evalik asked the premier to revive the more localized administration of health and education because he feels communities need more decision-making power.

Okalik refused, saying that the boards were “past their time.”

“Our focus is on providing more support to our teachers and our health workers, not more administration,” he said.

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