Executive Council
May 2, 2018

Premier Ball and Parliamentary Assistant Edmunds Congratulate Ordinary Members Elected to the Nunatsiavut Assembly

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Randy Edmunds, Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier and Parliamentary Secretary for Indigenous Affairs, extended congratulations today to the newly-elected and re-elected Ordinary Members of the Nunatsiavut Assembly. Appreciation was also extended to all individuals who put themselves forward as candidates in the May 1 election.

The following individuals were elected in their respective constituencies:

  • Hopedale: Rachel Saunders
  • Postville: Tyler Edmunds
  • Makkovik: Kate Mitchell (acclaimed)
  • Nain: (two seats) Tony Andersen, Jim Lyall
  • Rigolet: Carlene Palliser
  • Upper Lake Melville: (two seats): Gerald Asivak, Marlene Winters-Wheeler
  • Canada: (two seats): Edward Blake-Rudkowski, Roland Saunders

The 10 Ordinary Members will join President Johannes Lampe, AngajukKâks for each of the five Inuit Community Governments, and the chairpersons of two Community Corporations in the Nunatsiavut Assembly. While Nunatsiavut remains part of Newfoundland and Labrador, the government has authority over many central governance areas, including health, education, culture and language, justice, and community matters.

Quotes
“Congratulations to the Ordinary Members who have been elected to serve their constituencies in the Nunatsiavut Assembly. These members have a broad range of experiences and I am confident they will advance matters of importance and ably define the policies and actions that will move the Nunatsiavut Government forward. We are committed to working with the Nunatsiavut Assembly and will continue to build on the strong partnership we have forged to date.”
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

“It is a great honour to serve your constituency and become actively involved in the decision-making process and making laws that help guide the Nunatsiavut Government. I offer sincere congratulations to all elected and re-elected Ordinary Members to the Nunatsiavut Assembly and commend you for stepping forward to work collectively with your colleagues in the legislative assembly. As Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier and Parliamentary Secretary for Indigenous Affairs, I share your hopes and desires and look forward to working closely with you in ways that will benefit the people we all serve.”
Randy Edmunds
Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier and Parliamentary Secretary for Indigenous Affairs
MHA for Torngat Mountains

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2018 05 02                                                   3:55 p.m.