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Simailak appointed as justice minister, minister responsible for Qulliq Energy Corp. – Nunatsiaq News

Apr 25, 2022

New portfolios announced less than a week after Adam Arreak Lightstone resigned from cabinet

Craig Simailak is Nunavut’s new minister of justice, according to a news release from Premier P.J. Akeeagok.

He will also serve as minister responsible for Qulliq Energy Corporation, minister responsible for labour, minister responsible for democratic institutions and minister responsible for the human rights tribunal.

Simailak, who has served as the MLA for Baker Lake since 2020, was voted into cabinet on April 20 in a leadership conference following Iqaluit-Manirajak MLA Adam Arreak Lightstone’s resignation from cabinet.

Lightstone was found to be in a conflict of interest earlier this month after his wife was appointed acting deputy minister of Human Resources for a week in December while he was minister of that department.

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