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MLA candidates on the issues: Solomon Malliki, Aivilik

Climate change should be on agenda says Aivilik candidate
Solomon Malliki, candidate in the Aivilik riding. Photo courtesy of Solomon Malliki. Solomon Malliki, candidate in the Aivilik riding.

Solomon Malliki

Community: Naujaat

Age: 38

Family status: Married

Career: Business owner

Volunteer or board experience:

I have volunteered as as fire fighter, search and rescue, and daycare committee experience.

Why are you running for MLA?

I feel like I can help with what the communities need and some of the local Elders have asked me if I can run for MLA.

How much influence should NTI have in territorial governance?

The only way we can move forward is elected members work together.

How urgent is combating climate change in Nunavut?

It should be on the agenda for sure as we are one of the first people to witness it firsthand.

How do you envision economic development in your riding?

It can be strong if there is good support within the Government of Nunavut.

Are you for or against mandatory vaccinations?

I think it should be up to people for what they believe in the vaccine.