Former cabinet minister and MLA Alfred Moses has died.

Sources close to the matter said he was found in his apartment July 26. The Office of the Chief Coroner said the matter is under investigation.

“We will not be releasing any information at this time,” said deputy chief coroner Adriana Zibolenova.

Moses served several posts in government, including two terms as Inuvik town councillor, as well as an MLA with the NWT Legislature before being appointed to cabinet posts, first as the Minister of Education and then as Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA). He was also formerly the minister responsible for NWT Housing Corporation, Workers Safety and Compensation Commission, homelessness, and youth.

He served as an elected MLA from 2011 to 2019.

Moses was a stalwart advocate for better mental health support and smoking prevention.

He had turned 45 years old on July 4.

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  1. Alfred was a strong advocate for the people of the Northwest Territories. He was also our friend. Toby Hinton and first met him in Fort Simpson where we were lucky enough to join in on one of his circut training workouts. We remained friends since. We are saddened by his death.

  2. Alfred was the exception to the rule for politicians; hard working, honest and empathetic to the plight of his constituents and the people of the NWT. He was a role model to many youth and made everyone feel empowered just by being near him in a room. His smile was infectious and I send big hugs to all of his family members who were his #1 priority in life. He will always be remembered.