The epilogue and the end


On July 31, the premier of Nunavut announced that the PPD jobs would stay in Rankin Inlet.

Later that day in Baker Lake, he announced that power corporation jobs would relocate to Baker. Way to go Baker, but keep diligent, as these jobs were to be transferred to you almost two years ago.

A lot of people worked hard to convince the cabinet and premier that this was as it should be:

* The staff of PPD for putting up with a troubling year.
* Our MLAs, Manitok Thompson and Jack Anawak, both of whom spoke against the PPD move, both at a cost to their jobs, one more than another.
* The people of Rankin Inlet for their petition, and the mayor and council of Rankin Inlet, who fought, not for jobs but for people and their lives and their families.
* The premier. Anybody can make a mistake. Fixing the error takes guts.

Justin Merritt
Rankin Inlet

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