MP Lori Idlout localizes House of Commons swearing-in ceremony at home

The swearing-in ceremony for new MPs in Ottawa is typically a low-key affair.

People elected to Parliament swear an oath, sign their names and head off to get to work in the House of Commons.

Nunavut’s MP Lori Idlout wanted to do things a little differently.

She swore her oath at home – and the swearing-in became a showcase for Inuit culture.

Video Journalist / Iqaluit

Kent has been APTN’s Nunavut correspondent since 2007. In that time he has closely covered Inuit issues, including devolution and the controversial Nutrition North food subsidy. He has also worked for CKIQ-FM in Iqaluit and as a reporter for Nunavut News North.

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