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Construction of new Nunavut school brings closure to “difficult chapter”

Education Minister Paul Quassa said the new school brings closure to “a difficult chapter.” “This new school symbolizes a fresh start for the community and...

GN ponders options for Nunavut addictions treatment

Next time, vote for the Government who will help our people like Paul Okalik. Who else?. The old Hudson's Bay, now Northern Store is run...

Nunavut gov't explores possibility of trauma, addictions treatment centre

After years of promises and false starts, the Nunavut government is exploring the possibility of opening the territory's first residential trauma and addictions treatment centre...

UPEI, government of Nunavut offering first graduate-level course taught in Inuktitut

The course, which is offered in Iqaluit, promotes collaboration and communication among the members of the community who support and guide education in the area,...

Nunavut education minister makes last ditch effort to save Bill 37

Education Minister Paul Quassa made a last ditch plea to Nunavut MLAs Wednesday to open proposed legislation to change the Education and Inuit Language Protection...

Keith Peterson slams Paul Okalik's 'alternate facts' on Iqaluit beer and wine store

Nunavut Finance Minister Keith Peterson pulled a page from U.S. politics Thursday in the legislature in defending his government's plan to open a beer and...

Alcoholic foster dad removed from foster list: GN

Iqaluit-Sinaa MLA Paul Okalik took the Family Services Minister Johnny Mike to task over the incident in the most recent sitting of the Legislature. “Will...

Nunavut Inuit org wants to drop words like “beneficiary” and “land claim”

Then-NTI president Paul Quassa and former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney sign the Nunavut Agreement in 1993. (IMAGE COURTESY OF NTI). Nunavut's Inuit birthright organization wants...

Mysterious 'ping' sound from sea floor baffles Igloolik

Paul Quassa, a member of the legislative assembly, says whatever the cause, it's scaring the animals away. "That's one of the major hunting areas in...

'Our education system is very rigorous': Minister defends Nunavut's schools

"We certainly recognize that we need more resources, and therefore with this budget we are providing those resources," said Paul Quassa. The department recently created...

Cape Dorset assembles modular classrooms to end 'unfortunate' student schedule

"We did hear from the community that some of the students were missing their classes due to this unfortunate arrangement," said Nunavut's Education Minister Paul...

Nunavut chooses University of Saskatchewan as law degree program partner

Paul Quassa, minister for Nunavut Arctic College, says 25 spots will be available. "We do need lawyers from Nunavut. We need lawyers that are bilingual.

Nunavut board says yes to the GN's Pond Inlet harbour studies

If those three ministers — Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, Fisheries Minister Dominic Leblanc and Nunavut Arctic College Minister Paul Quassa — say yes, the...

GN to host second round of Education Act consultations in August

clarifying the role of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit within the legislation. Nunavummiut can read more about the proposed changes here. Nunavut's education minister, Paul Quassa, has said...

Low wages, lack of suitable buildings part of Nunavut's daycare problem

This spring in the Nunavut legislature, Education Minister Paul Quassa said his department is starting to review the Child Day Care Act. He said the...

Federal gov't appoints lead negotiator for talks about Nunavut's devolution

But Paul Okalik, MLA for Iqaluit-Sinaa and a former member of cabinet, says that although he's encouraged by the resumption of devolution talks, he's worried...

High school dropout and mother of 5 graduates from Nunavut Teacher Education Program

Graduates of the Nuanvut Teacher Education program were joined by Nuanvut's minister of education Paul Quassa and Vianne Timmons, president and chancellor of the University...

MLA decries conditions that led Nunavut languages commissioner to quit

Iqaluit-Sinaa MLA Paul Okalik says he understands why Sandra Inutiq resigned as Nunavut's languages commissioner but is decrying the working conditions within the Government of...

Student enrollment biggest hurdle to creation of Nunavut university: study

Instead of the territorial government working to establish a stand-alone university model, Education minister Paul Quassa told the legislature June 8 that the GN would...

Nunavut seeks input on Education Act changes

Education Minister Paul Quassa told the legislature earlier this month that the consultation period has been extended by several months. "The goal of these public...

Nunavut MLAs vote yes to creating independent public service body

Education Minister Paul Quassa also spoke against the motion, saying with less than two years left in their current mandate, committing to this “handcuffs” the...

Nunavut can't build its own university, but it can partner up to grant degrees

... university rather than establishing its own university, given the results of recent feasibility studies. "Nunavut cannot meet the criteria to establish a stand-alone university,"...

Nunavut not yet ready for its own university: Quassa

Nunavut's education minister, Paul Quassa, told the legislative assembly June 8 that the territory doesn't meet the criteria to build and operate a stand-alone university.

Renewable Energy an Affordable Option for Nunavut

“This study shows that renewable energy uptake in northern communities is a good investment, that it will pay off with cost savings from reduced diesel...

Caribou, taxes and dust: day six roundup at the Nunavut legislature

That's according to Paul Quassa, minister for the NAC, who confirmed that in legislature June 6 in response to questions from Netsilik MLA Emiliano Qirngnuq.

Nunavut education authorities fear government power grab

“My responsibility is to hear what the DEAs are thinking of some of these recommendations and I want to emphasize that these recommendations are coming...

Iqaluit-Sinaa MLA wants more consultation on beer-wine store

The future of a beer and wine store in Iqaluit once again came up inside Nunavut's legislative assembly June 1. That's when Iqaluit-Sinaa MLA Paul...

Paul Okalik urges government to slow down Iqaluit beer and wine store

Iqaluit-Sinaa MLA Paul Okalik urged Premier Peter Taptuna yesterday to slow down the opening of a beer and wine store in Iqaluit — despite no...

Iqaluit MLA wants workplace bullying addressed as legislative assembly resumes

"Everyone's going fishing derbies and seal hunting," said Paul Quassa, the MLA for Aggu and the government house leader. "I think spring time is normally...

Nunavut-Greenland exchange opens doors for students to study abroad

"This will give an incentive for our students to pursue further trades schooling and learn more about their culture," said Quassa. Students who partake in...

Tony: Back from the Brink touches a nerve at Iqaluit screening

Okalik was just one of the guests at CBC North's screening of the documentary. The film follows Clyde River's Tony Kalluk, a former violent criminal...

Nunavut launches residential school sensitivity workshops for gov't staff

... including all deputy and assistant deputy ministers. "The residential school survivors are the parents and now the grandparents of our children and if one...

Canada's Inuit Fight To Save Their Endangered Languages

Last March, Paul Quassa, Nunavut's Minister of Education, announced the Nunavut government was looking into introducing Roman orthography as the standard writing system to the...

Legal aid lawyers still carry weight of busy Nunavut court: StatsCan

... school programs [that] LSB can be able to significantly increase the number of Inuit lawyers and legal professionals within its organization,” Redfern said. The...

The Queen's visits to Canada

The Queen started her Jubilee tour Oct. 4 in Iqaluit, escorted by Nunavut Premier Paul Okalik and a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer. In an...

Design team selected for Arctic College expansion

Building this new campus is a reflection of this priority and will provide the space necessary to expand much needed post-secondary education programs in Nunavut's...

Design team selected for Arctic College expansion

Building this new campus is a reflection of this priority and will provide the space necessary to expand much needed post-secondary education programs in Nunavut's...

Design team selected for Arctic College expansion

Through a competitive process, the Government of Nunavut has awarded the design of the Arctic College Expansion and New Community Centre in Iqaluit to Toronto-based...

Iqaluit MLA says GN must consult Inuit on beer-wine store

Paul Okalik resigned as minister of both health and justice last month in opposition to the government's plans to open a beer and wine store...

Nunavut employers must hire more Inuit, says formerly homeless beneficiary

In the process, he gained signatures and support from Nunavut leaders such as Education Minister Paul Quassa, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie and former...

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(subscription) (subscription)Former prime ministers Paul Martin and Joe Clark bemoan the loss of Ottawa's North-South Institute, which, among other things, provided in-depth research on...

Nunavut to revive law school, Quassa says

A law school program aimed at training beneficiaries to become lawyers will start in September 2017, Education Minister Paul Quassa said March 14 in the...

Nunavut-based law program on track to return next year

Nunatsiaq NewsNunavut's Minister responsible for Nunavut Arctic College, Paul Quassa, says the government is on track to deliver a degree-granting law program beginning September 2017...

Nunavut MLAs want Inuktitut translators to work with Stat Can on census

She posed the question to the minister of education on Friday. Paul Quassa said the department provides funding to the French school board for a...

All Nunavut schools should offer Inuktitut — including French school: MLA

Nunavut's education act includes provisions protecting French language instruction in Nunavut, Angnakak told Education Minister Paul Quassa, during question period. “Unfortunately in upholding these language...

Paul Okalik, Nunavut MLA, Quits Over Territory's Plans To Open Liquor Store

CBC.caA veteran politician stood up in Nunavut legislature and announced his resignation from cabinet Thursday in protest over the territory's plans to open a liquor...

Okalik says cabinet has decided to open beer and wine store in Iqaluit next year

Nunavut MLA and former justice and health minister Paul Okalik says he's felt a lot of support and understanding since he made the "difficult decision"...

Démission surprise de Paul Okalik à l'Assemblée législatique du Nunavut

Paul Okalik (en inuktitut ᐹᓪ ᐅᑲᓕᖅ) est né dans la portion des Territoires du Nord-Ouest qui forme aujourd'hui le Nunavut, dont il a été à...

Paul Okalik resigns as Nunavut cabinet minister

Paul Okalik announced Thursday afternoon he had resigned as a Nunavut cabinet minister, in an emotional statement which seemed to take many in the legislative...

Cape Dorset residents concerned over new class schedules

"I hope it doesn't affect student attendance," he said. "At the same time I think it would be a tough schedule to uphold for any...