Former Hudson Bay MLA Peter Kattuk died on Wednesday and the legislative assembly issued a statement of condolences through Speaker Simeon Mikkungwak.
“Peter represented the constituency of Hudson Bay for two terms and I join his family and former constituents in mourning his passing,” Mikkungwak said. “Peter was well respected for his commitment to public service and his environmental advocacy.”
Kattuk had been battling a lengthy illness.
The community flag of Sanikiluaq has been lowered to half-mast at the legislative assembly in honour of Kattuk’s passing.