Seeking Quassa’s successor
IQALUIT — Nunavut’s premiere land-claims organization probably won’t get a new president until this winter.
Paul Quassa, the current head of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., is stepping down at the end of this month.
A by-election to replace him will probably be called at NTI’s annual general meeting in Pangnirtung in October.
The person picked in that by-election will serve out Quassa’s term, which expires in 2003.
Until the by-election, NTI’s first vice-president, James Eetoolook, will be the acting president of the organization.
NTI will also hold elections this winter for Eetoolook’s job and that of Bernadette Tungilik, the vice-president of finance.
Quassa announced his resignation June 26, citing a desire to spend more time with his family.