There are currently several major pieces of legislation and transformative federal policies that are being actively developed and considered by federal parliamentarians. Some of those concerns include marijuana legalization, carbon pricing, arctic sovereignty, and the new Arctic Policy Framework. At the Nunavut Association of Municipalities meeting in December, 2017 in Iqaluit, Senator Patterson heard that community mayors were concerned about marijuana and the looming carbon tax.
As such, Senator Patterson would like to engage with all levels of government and the grassroots on these topics. Senator Patterson hopes to use these sessions to inform his position on legislation, identify topics of interest to Nunavummiut, and share his current and future initiatives.
The Senator will be meeting with mayor and councils, MLAs, business stakeholders and community groups, as well as hosting community meetings/radio call-in shows.
Please share your opinion by attending one of these public meetings, calling in, and/or filling out our survey.
Thank you and see you soon!
Tell Senator Dennis Patterson what you think about marijuana legalization, carbon tax, and other issues that matter to you!
Kimmirut & Cape Dorset: February 10, 2018
Kitikmeot: February 12-18, 2018
North Baffin: March 4-10, 2018
Sanikiluaq & Kivalliq: March 11-19, 2018
For the detailed schedule, view our tour calendar here.
The Senator will also be presenting the Canada 150 Medals that he awarded to 12 of Nunavut’s unsung heroes in 2017. They were nominated by Nunavummiut based on their history of volunteerism and the level of dedication and hard work they contributed to bettering their community.
SUSAN AVINNGAQ – IGLOOLIK
HEATHER DALEY – IQALUIT
JAMES EETOOLOOK – TALOYOAK
ANN MEEKITJUK HANSON – IQALUIT
BESSIE HAOMIK JOY – CAMBRIDGE BAY
GAMAILE KILUKISHAK – POND INLET
JIMMY MANNING – CAPE DORSET
POISEY MIKE – PANGNIRTUNG
DARLENE NUQINGAQ – IQALUIT
ROSEMARY ANGUGASAK SANDY – RANKIN INLET
PETER TAPATAI – BAKER LAKE
ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐊᕆᔭᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᖃᐅᓴᕐᑎᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᑕᓂᔅ ᐸᑎᓴᓐ ᐳᓛᕆᐊᕈᒫᖓᑦ ᐃᓘᓇᑎ 25 ᓄᓇᖏᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ.
ᐅᓄᑲᓪᓚᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᓕᖅᑎᑦᑎᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᑦ ᒫᓐᓇ ᐱᖁᔭᓕᐅᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᕐᔪᐊᖁᑎᖏᓐᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᔪᐊᕐᕕᖓᑕ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ ᒫᓇ ᕿᒥᕈᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᕐᑎᓄᑦ. ᐅᑯᐊ ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᐃᓱᒫᓗᑎᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᖁᔭᕐᔪᐊᖅᑎᒍᑦ ᐊᑐᕈᓐᓇᖅᓯᑎᑕᐅᖁᓪᓗᒍ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᖅ ᑳᓂᐸᔅ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓯᐊᕿᑎᑦᓯᓂᒧᕐᑦ ᐊᑭᖓᓂᒃ, ᐅᑭᐅᕐᑕᑐᒥ ᓴᐳᒻᒥᓂᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᑖᒧᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᑉ ᐊᑐᐊᒐᒃᓴᖓᓄᑦ. ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖏᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑎᓯᒻᐱᕆ ᐃᖃᓗᓐᓂ, ᐸᑎᓴᓐ ᑐᓴᓚᐅᕐᐳᑦ ᒪᐃᔭᒋᔭᐅᔪᐃᑦ ᐃᓱᒫᓘᑎᒋᔭᖏᓂᑦ ᓱᐴᕐᑐᒐᐅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓯᐊᕿᑎᑦᓯᓂᒧᑦ ᐊᑭᑐᕆᐊᕈᑐᓴᐃᑦ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ.
ᑕᐃᒪᐃᒪᑦ, ᐸᑎᓴᓐ ᐅᖃᖃᑎᖃᕈᒪᕗᖅ ᒐᕙᒪᕌᓚᑯᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᕐᑎᖏᓂ, ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᓂᓪ, ᐃᓄᖏᓂᓪᓗ ᑕᒪᑯᐊ ᐱᔪᑎᒋᓪᓗᒋᑦ. ᐸᑎᓴᓐ ᑐᓴᕐᑎᑎᒍᒪᓂᐊᕐᒪᓪᓗ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᖏᓂᑦ ᐱᖁᔭᒃᓴᐃᑦ, ᐅᖃᐅᔭᐅᒍᒪᓪᓗᓂᓗ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᖁᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑕᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᒍᒪᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓯ ᕗᓂᑎᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐊᕐᑕᖏᓂᑦ.
ᐸᑎᓴᓐ ᑲᑎᒪᖃᑎᖃᕈᒫᕐᐳᑦ ᒪᐃᔭᒋᔭᐅᔪᓂᑦ, ᑲᑎᒥᔨᖏᓐᓂᓗ, ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᕐᑎᓂᑦ, ᓇᒻᒪᓂᓕᓂᑦ, ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᐅᓚᒃᓯᔪᓂᓪᓗ, ᐃᓄᓕᒫᕐᑎᓯᖃᑕᓂᐊᕐᑐᓂᓪᓗ/ᐅᖃᓚᖃᑕᕐᑎᓯᓛᕐᑐᓂᓗ.
ᐊᑏ, ᐃᓱᒫᓘᑎᒋᔭᕐᓯ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᒋᒋᐊᕐᑐᓛᕐᐸᓯ ᑲᑎᒪᑎᓯᓕᕈᑦᑕ, ᐅᖄᓚᑎᓯᓕᕈᒪ ᐅᕙᓗ ᑕᑕᑎᕐᓗᒋᑦ ᑕᑕᑎᕆᐊᓕᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᕐᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐅᕙᖓ ᐊᓪᓚᕕᖓᓄᑦ.
ᐅᖃᐅᑎᒍᖅ ᑕᓂᔅ ᐸᑎᓴᓐ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᕐᓂᑦ ᐱᖁᔭᕐᔪᐊᖅᑎᒍᑦ ᐊᑐᕈᓐᓇᖅᓯᑎᑕᐅᖁᓪᓗᒍ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᖅ ᑳᓂᐸᔅ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓯᐊᕿᑎᑦᓯᓂᒧᕐᑦ ᐊᑭᖓᓂᒃ ᐋᖅᑭᒡᓱᐃᓂᖅ ᐊᓯᖏᓂᓪᓗ ᐃᓱᒫᓗᒋᔭᒃᓯᓂ.
ᐱᖓᖕᓇᖓᓂ ᕿᑭᕐᑖᓘᑉ: ᕕᕗᐊᕆ 10, 2018
ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᑦ: ᕕᕗᐊᕆ 12-18, 2018
ᐅᐊᓐᓇᖓᓂ ᕿᑭᕐᑖᓘᑉ: ᒪᓯ 4-10, 2018
ᑭᕙᓪᓕᖅ: ᒪᓯ 11-19, 2018
ᖃᐅᑕᒫᕐᓯᐅᑎ ᐊᐅᕐᓚᕕᓴᖏ ᑕᑯᒍᒪᒍᓯᐅ ᐅᓇ ᓇᕿᓪᓗᒍ here.
ᐸᑎᓴᓐ ᑐᓂᐅᖃᐃᒍᒫᕐᐳᖅ ᑲᓇᑕ 150 ᑐᓂᖁᓯᐊᓂᑦ 12ᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᓐᓄᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᓚᐅᕐᑕᖏᓄᑦ 2017ᒥ. ᑖᑯᐊ ᑎᑯᐊᕐᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑕᓄᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓘᖃᑕᕐᓂᕆᔭᖏ ᓄᓇᖏᓄᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᕐᑕᐅᒐᑎ ᐊᑐᑐᕐᑐᒋᑦ, ᐊᑦᓱᕈᖃᑕᕐᓂᖏᓂᓪᓗ ᓄᓇᖃᑎᒥᓄ ᐱᕙᓕᐊᑎᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ.
ᒥᐊᕆᐊᓐ ᓂᓚᐅᓛᖅ ᐊᒡᓗᒃᑲᖅ – ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᖅ
ᓲᓴᓐ ᐊᕕᓐᖓᖅ – ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒃ
ᕼᐊᓚ ᑕᐃᓕ – ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ
ᔭᐃᒥᓯ ᐃᑦᑐᓗᒃ – ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᖅ
ᐊᓂ ᒥᑭᔾᔪᒃ ᕼᐊᓐᓴᓐ – ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ
ᐱᐊᓯ ᕼᐅᒥᒃ ᔪᐊᐃ – ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᓯᐊᖅ
ᒐᒪᐃᓕ ᕿᓗᖅᑭᓵᖅ – ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ
ᔨᒥ ᒫᓂᖕ – ᑭᓐᖓᐃᑦ
ᐳᐊᓯ ᒪᐃ – ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᖅ
ᑖᓖᓐ ᓄᕿᓐᖓᖅ – ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ
ᕉᔅᒥᐊᓕ ᐊᖑᒐᓴᒃ ᓵᓐᓂ – ᑲᖏᕐᖠᓂᖅ
ᐲᑕ ᑕᐸᑕᐃ – ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᖅ
ᐊᔨᓕᐅᕐᑕᕗᑦ ᐳᓚᕋᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᑕᑯᒍᓇᕐ ᑕᓯ ᐅᓇ ᓇᕿᓪᓗᒍ here.