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NDP Leader demands Trudeau do more to help Nunavut contain COVID-19 outbreak

“Nunavut urgently needs federal help,” Singh says

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is calling on the federal government to send more tests and personal protective equipment to Nunavut to help stop the territory’s COVID-19 outbreak. Singh made the demands in a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and in Parliament Wednesday. He said he was speaking on behalf of  Nunavut MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq,...

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Margaret Nakashuk voted into Nunavut’s cabinet

Margaret Nakashuk, MLA for Pangnirtung, was voted into cabinet on Friday, Oct. 30, to fill the position left vacant when Patterk Netser, MLA for Aivilik, was removed from cabinet last week. Nakashuk won’t take on any portfolios during this sitting, but she will join the ministers on their side of the house and will attend cabinet meetings. She will be sworn into cabinet next week after a motion is passed on Monday. Until then, she’s a cabinet minister elect. Adam Lightstone, MLA for Iqaluit-Manirajak, and Joelie Kaernek, MLA for Amittuq, were also nominated for the position. (Photo by Meagan Deuling)

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