Kugluktuk MLA Mila Kamingoak is stepping down as of April 3.
photo courtesy of the legislative assembly

Mila Kamingoak, MLA for Kugluktuk, has submitted her resignation as of April 3.

The legislative assembly issued a news release on Tuesday afternoon announcing the development.

Kamingoak took the seat by acclimation in 2017.

Speaker Paul Quassa stated, “On behalf of all members of the legislative assembly, I thank Ms. Kamingoak for her service and wish her well as she focuses on the needs of her young family. I anticipate that the date of the byelection will be announced shortly.”

This will be the second byelection required in the territory. Baker Lake’s byelection, originally scheduled for April 27, was postponed to Aug. 24 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The seat in Baker Lake was vacated when Simeon Mikkungwak, who was House Speaker, announced his resignation during the winter sitting of the legislative assembly due to family reasons.

 

Derek Neary

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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