Former premier of the Northwest Territories Dennis Patterson was appointed as Nunavut’s new senator last Thursday.

“I see this appointment in the senate as an opportunity to build on that experience and be an advocate and a voice for northern interests on parliament hill,” Patterson said. “I look forward to working with Leona Aglukkaq (Nunavut MP) and the Prime Minister to apply the benefit of that experience to issues of the day.”

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Former premier appointed senator