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A roundup of the Nunavut legislature’s busy fall sitting – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201986 Views

14 November, 2019

The territory now has one new MLA, a new statutory holiday, nine passed bills and a lot more

The fall sitting of Nunavut’s legislature, which wrapped up on Thursday, Nov. 7, was a busy one.

The three-week sitting began on Oct. 17, opening with the swearing-in of David Qamaniq, the newly elected MLA from Pond Inlet and closed on Nov. 7, with the passing of Bill 29, which saw Nunavut Day become a statutory holiday.

During the sitting MLAs also passed Bill 30, the Appropriation Act—the government’s capital budget—but not without some setbacks.

Earlier in the sitting, the Nunavut Housing Corp.’s $43-million capital budget vote was deferred because of disputes over the accuracy of the data used to determine where the territory’s next social housing units will be built.

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