Minister for the Arctic Council, Minister of Health and Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
Leona Aglukkaq was first elected to the House of Commons in 2008 and
re-elected in 2011. She was appointed Minister of Health in October 2008. In May 2011, she was appointed Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency. In August 2012, she was appointed Minister for the Arctic Council.
Prior to entering federal politics, Ms. Aglukkaq represented the district of Nattilik in the Nunavut Legislative Assembly beginning in 2004. She served as the territorial Minister of Finance and House Leader. She also held the post of Minister of Health and Social Services.
Ms. Aglukkaq has served in numerous roles in the governments of both the Northwest Territories and Nunavut including that of Deputy Clerk of the Legislative Assembly and Deputy Minister for Culture, Language, Elders and Youth. She has served on the Arctic College Board of Governors, the Nunavut Impact Review Board and the Northwest Territories Science Institute.
Ms. Aglukkaq resides in Gjoa Haven and Iqaluit, Nunavut, with her husband, Robert, and their son.
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