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Lyall not seeking re-election

by NationTalk on March 9, 2012192 Views

March 8, 2012

Nunatsiavut President Jim Lyall announced Wednesday that he will not be seeking re-election this spring.

“My decision not to run for a second term was a difficult one to make,” he says. “I feel that I have accomplished a lot during my tenure, and I am confident that in some small way I have helped to build a solid foundation for the future of Nunatsiavut and Beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement.”

President Lyall made his intentions known during the sitting of the Nunatsiavut Assembly, held in his home community of Nain this week.”When I was elected as President nearly four years ago, one of my key priorities was to establish a Strategic Plan that will guide our government into the future,” adds President Lyall. “This plan will help us in reaching our vision of ensuring our people and our communities are vibrant and self-sufficient, where our culture and traditions are practiced and protected.”

The Nunatsiavut Government’s Strategic Plan for 2012-15 was tabled in the Assembly on Tuesday.

“As a government we have made tremendous progress over the past couple of years,” says President Lyall. “I want to thank all Beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement, and members of the Nunatsiavut Assembly for the support they have given me.”

President Lyall will remain in office until a successor is sworn in. The general election for President will be held on May 1.

Media Contact:
Bert Pomeroy
(709) 896-8582

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