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Nunavut Premier Frustrated with Throne Speech’s ‘Mixed Signals’ -CBC
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Nunavut premier frustrated with throne speech’s ‘mixed signals’
Government address made no committment to devolution, Okalik says
Last Updated: Thursday, October 18, 2007 | 9:12 AM CT
The federal government’s throne speech made mention of the North, but Nunavut Premier Paul Okalik said it still discouraged him because it did nothing to help his territory gain control over its own affairs.
“I must say for our government, it was not that encouraging,” Okalik said Wednesday, the day after Gov. Gen. Michaëlle Jean delivered the speech in Ottawa.