The Nunavut and Ontario governments have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore areas of mutual benefits such as healthcare, transportation, infrastructure, training and Indigenous relations.
The MOU was inked during Premier P.J. Akeeagok’s visit to Ontario and meeting with that province’s premier, Doug Ford, in August.
Akeeagok went on to cite the long history of a “mutually beneficial relationship” between the territory and Ontario, whereby Nunavut has provided economic opportunities in exchange for goods and services. He also emphasized Ontario’s role as a “key travel hub” between the two partners.
“A cooperation and implementation committee will be established to advance our joint priorities outlined in this understanding,” said Nunavut’s premier. “Partnership is a priority of the Katujjiluta mandate, and I truly believe that Ontario can be a key player in Canada’s nation-building efforts right here in the North.”