Questions being asked about Nunavut premier’s trip to Manitoba

Nunavut premier takes to social media to explain trip.

Nunavut’s premier Joe Savikataaq’s trip from Manitoba in his private plane is being questioned in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since March, Nunavut has required people travelling to the south, to spend 14 days in quarantine before returning to the territory.

When Savikataaq didn’t, he was forced to take to social media to explain that he had approval to isolate at his camp from the Office of Public Health Officer after a trip to Winnipeg to retrieve his float plane.

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.