Nunavut premier Paul Quassa defeated in non-confidence vote
|Toronto Star 14 Jun 2018 at 14:30|
IQALUIT, NUNAVUT â€” Members of the legislature in Nunavut have voted to remove the premier who is less than a year into office.
Paul Quassa, who was chosen to lead the territory after last Novemberâ€™s territorial election, lost a non-confidence vote.
The result was 16 in favour of removing Quassa, three against and there were two abstentions.
Nunavut has a consensus-style government, so there are no political parties and legislature members choose a premier from among themselves.
John Main, who represents the community of Arviat, introduced the non-confidence motion.
Members who rose to speak voiced concerns about Quassaâ€™s leadership style.
They said he did not regularly consult members who are not part of cabinet and gave misleading statements in the house.