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The spring sitting of the legislative assembly, scheduled for May 26-June 4 , will not proceed as scheduled due to Covid-19.

“…the most prudent course of action for our institution at this time is to defer its next sitting,” Speaker Paul Quassa announced on Friday.
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“Recognizing that all Nunavut organizations and residents are currently being asked to limit their travel and refrain from large gatherings, the most prudent course of action for our institution at this time is to defer its next sitting,” Speaker Paul Quassa announced on Friday. “Although I am confident that our
regular fall sitting will convene as scheduled, we are prepared, if necessary, to recall the House
in September to consider proposed supplementary appropriation bills and other urgent business
arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I wish to emphasize that ministers and regular members of the legislative assembly remain engaged with their portfolio and constituency responsibilities, and I note that the by-elections for the constituencies of Baker Lake and Kugluktuk remain scheduled to be held on Aug. 24, 2020, and we look forward to welcoming the new members to the House later this year.”

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Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...

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