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Nunavut premier Paul Quassa defeated in non-confidence vote

Nunavut premier Paul Quassa defeated in non-confidence vote
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IQALUIT, NUNAVUT — 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 November’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 Quassa’s leadership style.

They said he did not regularly consult members who are not part of cabinet and gave misleading statements in the house.
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