OTTAWA, July 5, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister
of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today announced the
re-appointment of Ms. Nellie T. Kusugak to the position of Deputy
Commissioner of Nunavut.
"I am pleased to announce the re-appointment of Ms. Nellie Kusugak as
Deputy Commissioner of Nunavut," said Minister Valcourt. "Ms. Kusugak
has very successfully carried out her duties since her appointment in
January 2010. The governments of Canada and Nunavut, along with all
Nunavummiut, will benefit from her experience and the stability that
she will continue to bring to this important position."
Ms. Kusugak is a professional teacher with an extensive background in
traditional and cultural education, teaching English as a second
language and working with community elders.
"Ms. Kusugak has a wealth of knowledge and experience that makes her an
excellent choice for Deputy Commissioner of Nunavut," said the
Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic
Development Agency and MP for Nunavut. "I would like to congratulate
Ms. Kusugak on her re-appointment and I know she will continue to serve
The Commissioner of Nunavut fulfills many of the same duties as the
Lieutenant Governor of a province. The Commissioner acts in accordance
with any written instructions from the Governor in Council or the
Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development. The Deputy
Commissioner is called upon to act if the Commissioner is unable to
carry out his or her duties.
The position of Deputy Commissioner of Nunavut was created by the Nunavut Act and the appointment is made by the Governor in Council.
This release is also available on the Internet at www.aandc.gc.ca.
SOURCE: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
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Office of the Honourable Bernard Valcourt
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern
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