Newly created Nunavut gets a Premier

Nunavut, a semi-autonomous, one of three northern territories of Canada. It’s inhabited mostly by Inuit (Eskimos) had selected in 1999, Paul Okalik to be the Premier of Nunavut.

For More Information:

  • Paul Okalik – Wikipedia
    Paul Okalik, MLA (Inuktitut: ᐹᓪ ᐅᑲᓕᖅ, IPA: [paːl ukaliq]; born May 26, 1964)[1] is a Canadian politician. He is the first Inuk member called to the Nunavut Bar, the first Premier of Nunavut and the only multi-term premier elected in consensus-style governments of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.
  • Premier of Nunavut – Wikipedia
    The Premier of Nunavut is the first minister for the Canadian territory of Nunavut. They are the territory’s head of government and de facto chief executive, although their powers are considerably smaller than that of a provincial premier.
  • List of premiers of Nunavut – Wikipedia
    The Canadian territory of Nunavut was formed on April 1, 1999 through the Nunavut Act and the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act. Nunavut, since its formation, has had a consensus government. In a consensus government, the premier is elected by the non-partisan members of the Legislative Assembly. Prior to April 1, 1999, the land that Nunavut occupies was part of the Northwest Territories.

Nunavut Premier Paul Okalik

Date:
      April 1999
Name(s):
      Paul Okalik
Occupation:
      Premier of Nunavut
Location:
      Nunavut, Canada
Born:
      May 26, 1964
      Pangnirtung, Canada
Party:
      Liberal Party of Canada
Succeeded by:
      Hunter Tootoo
Parents:
      Annie Okalik, Auyaluk Okalik
Children:
      Shasta Okalik, Jordan Okalik, Béatrice Okalik
Education:
      University of Ottawa, Carleton University


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