Former Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq was appointed to the Agnico Eagle board of directors earlier this month.
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Mining company Agnico Eagle announced on Thursday that former Nunavut member of Parliament Leona Aglukkaq joined its board of directors as of March 11.

“We are pleased to welcome Leona to the board, and we are looking forward to working with her. Her skills and experience will be extremely valuable as we continue to build our business in Nunavut,” said Mr. James D. Nasso, Agnico Eagle’s chairman of the board.

Aglukkaq was previously a director with TMAC Resources, which operated the Doris North gold mine on the Hope Bay property in the Kitikmeot, but that company was acquired by Agnico Eagle for $287 million earlier this year.

Aglukkaq, former federal minister of Health and Environment, was the first Inuk in Canadian history to be appointed to federal cabinet. She also served as chair of the Arctic Council from 2012-2015.

Agnico Eagle also has two operating gold mines in the Kivalliq region.

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  1. She was a director at TMAC. In 2019 she made close to $300,000 in compensation. According to TMAC records, she is a registered residence of Nova Scotia. From an AEM perspective, having an Inuk in such position is great for PR. While I don’t know her, it is hard to imagine she is in it for anybody but herself. Cheers.

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