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The Legislative Assembly has unanimously recommended the appointments of the Honourable Justice Susan Cooper and Messrs. Michael Hughson and John Maurice to serve on the Electoral Boundaries Commission. Justice Cooper will serve as the Commission’s Presiding Officer.

Under the Nunavut Elections Act, the Electoral Boundaries Commission must submit its final report and recommendations to the Legislative Assembly within 250 days of its establishment.

The Honourable Madam Justice Susan Cooper

Justice Cooper has lived in the north since 1987. She was the first Law Clerk in 1999 to the newly established Legislative Assembly of Nunavut and served in that position for ten years until her appointment to the Nunavut Court of Justice. During her time as a practicing lawyer she served on numerous administrative tribunals and professional organizations. She has travelled extensively throughout Nunavut both professionally and personally.

Michael Hughson

Michael Hughson is a long-term resident of Baker Lake and former manager in the Department of Community and Government Services. Mr. Hughson’s private sector experience includes senior positions with the Hudson’s Bay Company, North West Company and Nunamiut Company Ltd. Mr. Hughson is a former member of the Assessment Appeal Tribunal. His volunteer and community activities include the Economic Development Committee and Lands and Planning Committee, both established by the Municipality of Baker Lake.

John Maurice

John Maurice is a long-time resident of Nunavut and former teacher. Mr. Maurice has served as a Justice of the Peace, Chief Returning Officer for Elections Canada and Assistant Returning Officer for Elections Nunavut. Mr. Maurice has served on a number of boards and other bodies, including the Nunavut Teachers’ Association, the Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal, the Labour Standards Board, the Income Assistance Appeal Committee, the Iqaluit Housing Authority, the Territorial Board of Revision and the Liquor Licensing Board. Mr. Maurice’s volunteer and community activities include roles with the Kamatsiaqtut Nunavut Help Line, the City of Iqaluit’s Toonik Tyme and Speed Skating Nunavut.