MLA for Pangnirtung resigns from Legislative Assembly

15/03/2011

IQALUIT, Nunavut - Adamee Komoartok, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Pangnirtung, has declared his decision to resign his seat as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, effective immediately.

Pursuant to the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act, Mr. Komoartok formally informed the Speaker of his decision by way of correspondence dated March 15, 2011.

Section 38 of the Nunavut Elections Act provides that a by-election must be held “as soon as reasonably practicable and not later than six months after a seat becomes vacant.”

Consistent with established practice, the Commissioner of Nunavut will, by proclamation, give instructions for the issuing of a writ of election, following advice from the Cabinet.

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For more information:
John Quirke
Clerk of the Legislative Assembly
Tel: (867) 975-5000