On Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the Premier of Nunavut, P.J. Akeeagok.
The Prime Minister and the Premier celebrated the historic signing of the Nunavut Lands and Resources Devolution Agreement the day before. This landmark agreement is an essential step toward the political advancement and economic development of Nunavut and on the shared path of reconciliation. The agreement will enable Nunavut and its residents to make decisions about public lands, freshwater, and non-renewable resources.
It’s always good to be back in Iqaluit – and to meet with Premier @J_Akeeagok. When we sat down today, we spoke about yesterday’s historic devolution agreement, the brighter future we’ll keep building together, and our commitment to being there for Nunavummiut. Qujannamiik, PJ. pic.twitter.com/8g3OB0hFH2
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 19, 2024
The two leaders discussed how the Government of Canada can continue working with the Government of Nunavut to improve and expand child care in the territory, which started rolling out $10-a-day child care in 2022. They also discussed how to further collaborate on strengthening Arctic security and sovereignty and building more homes, faster in Nunavut.
The Prime Minister welcomed Nunavut’s efforts to increase the supply of housing, including through a recently signed agreement under the Housing Accelerator Fund that will spur the construction of over 3,000 homes in the territory over the next decade. He agreed to continue working with the Premier to build safe and affordable homes for Nunavummiut.
Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Akeeagok agreed to remain in close contact and to continue working together on shared priorities.