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Legislative Assembly of Nunavut
Assemblée législative du Nunavut
|5th Legislative Assembly of Nunavut|
|Preceded by||Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories|
|Non aligned assembly
|30 October 2017|
|On or before 25 October 2021|
Legislative Building, Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
Prior to the creation of Nunavut as a Canadian Territory on April 1, 1999, the 1999 Nunavut general election was held on February 15 to determine the 1st Nunavut Legislature. The Legislative Assembly was opened by Queen Elizabeth II, as Queen of Canada, on 7 October 2002, during her Golden Jubilee tour of Canada. In her speech the Queen stated: "I am proud to be the first member of the Canadian Royal Family to be greeted in Canada's newest territory."
The Hansard of the assembly is published in Inuktitut and English, making the territory one of only three Canadian jurisdictions to produce a bilingual Hansard, along with the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick and the Parliament of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario.
The territory operates by consensus government; there are no political parties. Approximately two weeks after an election, the newly elected legislature meets in a special session called the Nunavut Leadership Forum to select the Executive Council, or cabinet.
There are currently 22 seats in the legislature. The current assembly is the fifth in the territory's history, and had its membership selected in the 2017 election. One electoral district did not have its results finalized on election night, due to margin of less than two percent between two candidates, necessitating a judicial recount. The results of the recount were confirmed by 5 November.
G7 Summit 2010
- Kay, Christine and Kearsey, Tara, "Royals start tour in Iqaluit" Archived 3 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Northern News Services, 7 October 2002.
- 2017 General Election Archived 7 November 2017 at the Wayback Machine from Elections Nunavut.
- "Close race in western Nunavut hub triggers recount". Nunatsiaq News, 31 October 2017.
- "'I'm finally feeling rested': Recount confirms Jeannie Ehaloak's election in Cambridge Bay". CBC North, 5 November 2017.
- Kugluktuk By-Election
- "G7 leaders enjoy Arctic outing before talks". CBC News. 5 February 2010.
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