October 22, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – ITK congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and returning members of cabinet for their election win yesterday. We look forward to continuing to work in partnership with the Liberal government to advance Inuit-Crown priorities through the Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee.
The Liberal government has taken positive steps to reduce social and economic inequities among Inuit. However significant work remains in transforming the spirit of reconciliation into sustained and transformative policy actions that help close the longstanding service and policy gaps that negatively and disproportionately impact Inuit.
This goal can only be achieved by bringing Inuit Nunangat into Canada as a nation building exercise. To advance this goal, ITK looks forward to working in partnership with the federal government on implementing the Arctic and Northern Policy Framework.
Inuit rights, health and wellbeing should never be traded on as partisan issues. ITK will continue to fight on behalf of our people to secure prosperity for our families and communities.
We offer special congratulations to returning and newly elected MPs for ridings in Inuit Nunangat.