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The Nunavut Legislative Assembly is back in session and the first order of business was choosing a new Speaker.
Former Premier Paul Okalik held the role, but he resigned to run in the federal election.
MLAs elected Iqaluit MLA Hunter Tootoo to the Speaker’s job.
Tootoo is the only member remaining in the House who was there when Nunavut elected their first Legislative Assembly in 1999.
Most recently he was Nunavut’s education minister.