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  • His favourite word is nunavut.

Independent MP for Nunavut (Nunavut)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 47% of the vote.

A month ago

Mentioned by The nor'wester Editorial: Sea change in cabinet Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled Dominic LeBlanc out of the portfolio in favour of Wilkinson, a North Vancouver MP. Save for a brief blip when Iqaluit's Hunter Tootoo held the position a couple of years ago, this marks the first time a ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Firearms Act Mr. Speaker, I agree to apply, and I will be voting yes. I look forward to going to some cooler weather.

Spoke in the House on Impact Assessment Act Mr. Speaker, I agree to apply and will be voting in favour.

Voted Yes on Vote #880 on Bill C-71 Amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms

Voted No on Vote #879 on Bill C-71 Amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms

Voted Yes on Vote #878 on Bill C-69 Enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation ...

Voted Yes on Vote #877 on Bill C-69 Enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation ...

Voted Yes on Vote #876 on Bill S-218 Respecting Latin American Heritage Month

Spoke in the House on Carbon Pricing Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Environment and Climate Change. The Minister of Agriculture indicated recently that farmers had received carbon pricing exemptions ...

Spoke in the House on Nunavut Arctic College Madam Speaker, qujannamiik uqaqti. Education and health care are two important priorities in my riding of Nunavut. With respect to education, Nunavut has the lowest graduation ...

Spoke in the House on Impact Assessment Act Mr. Speaker, I agree to apply the vote and I will be voting no.

Spoke in the House on Export and Import Permits Act Mr. Speaker, I agree to apply, and will be voting no.

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, qujannamiik uqaqti . My question is for the Minister of Indigenous Services. Last week, I asked the Prime Minister a question regarding the recent ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Mr. Speaker, I agree to apply and vote no.

Three months ago

Spoke at the Transport committee on Main Estimates 2018-19: Vote 1 under Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, Vote ... Thank you, Mr. Hardie and Madam Chair. Minister Garneau, it's good to see you here. First, I want to thank you for the five new terminals ...

Mentioned by Skies Magazine (press release) Garneau won't commit to changing 'one-size-fits-all' approach The issue was raised in the House of Commons by former Liberal cabinet minister Hunter Tootoo, who now sits as an independent Member of Parliament for Nunavut. Tootoo said in a statement the government mistakenly believes the “one-size-fits-all ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Bill C-262 Thank you, Mr. Amos. Welcome to the witnesses. My question is for Ms. Joe and Mr. Grondin. Francyne, you talked about self-determination, participating members, the overrepresentation, ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Federal budget earns high marks from Inuit leaders, with caveats Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo also praised the approach. "I know that's something where the government wants to go," he said. "I was in Montreal yesterday at the Hudson Bay Summit and one of the things that Natan said, and I said, was the government needs ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Federal budget earns high marks from Inuit leaders, with caveats Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo also praised the approach. "I know that's something where the government wants to go," he said. "I was in Montreal yesterday at the Hudson Bay Summit and one of the things that Natan said, and I said, was the government needs ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Inaugural Hudson Bay Summit underway in Montreal From left to right, Arctic Eider Society Executive Director Joel Heath, Lucassie Arragutainaq, co-chair of the Hudson Bay Summit and manager of the Sanikiluaq Hunters and Trappers Association, Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo, and Jonathan Solomon, ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Inaugural Hudson Bay Summit underway in Montreal Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo also spoke at the opening of the summit. He said efforts to remove barriers and work together as Indigenous people are "long overdue," adding everyone involved needs to see "a relinquishment of power" by the federal government ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Bill C-55 Thank you, Mr. Chairman and committee members, for the hard work you guys are doing, especially on this very important piece of legislation. I'm here just ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2017-18: Vote 1b under Canadian High Arctic Research Station ... Thank you, Madam Chair, and thank you, Gary. Welcome to both ministers. I congratulate both you and the government for dissolving that entrenched, paternalistic, colonial structure ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Bill C-55 Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Ms. Jordan. Minister, as you know, the Inuit are a coastal people, and we rely on the waters and the ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Specific Claims and Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements Thank you, Madam Chair. I have a few questions, but maybe I'll start off with either Ms. Woodley or Mr. MacKay. You talked about the overlap ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Specific Claims and Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements That's a good stab at it, I think, Alastair. Another thing you talked about was appropriate consultation and the lack of participant funding. You mentioned Clyde ...

Spoke at the Transport committee on Bill S-2 Thank you, Mr. Hardie. Welcome, Minister Garneau. I only have one question on this, and it's an issue that's been brought up a couple of times ...