The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq

Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council
Nunavut (Nunavut)

Leona Aglukkaq was first elected to the House of Commons in 2008 and re-elected in 2011. 

In July 2013, Ms. Aglukkaq was appointed Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council. Previously, she was appointed Minister of Health in October 2008. She was appointed to the additional positions of Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency in May 2011 and Minister for the Arctic Council in August 2012.

Prior to entering federal politics, Ms. Aglukkaq represented the district of Nattilik in the Nunavut Legislative Assembly beginning in 2004. She served as the territorial Minister of Finance and House Leader. She also held the post of Minister of Health and Social Services.

Ms. Aglukkaq has served in numerous roles in the governments of both the Northwest Territories and Nunavut including that of Deputy Clerk of the Legislative Assembly and Deputy Minister for Culture, Language, Elders and Youth. She has served on the Arctic College Board of Governors, the Nunavut Impact Review Board and the Northwest Territories Science Institute.

Ms. Aglukkaq resides in Gjoa Haven and Iqaluit, Nunavut, with her husband, Robert, and their son.