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Legislative assembly pays tribute to the late Peter Kattuk of Sanikiluaq

Peter Kattuk died Wednesday following a lengthy illness.
photo courtesy of Peter Kattuk

Former Hudson Bay MLA Peter Kattuk died on Wednesday and the legislative assembly issued a statement of condolences through Speaker Simeon Mikkungwak.

"Peter represented the constituency of Hudson Bay for two terms and I join his family and former constituents in mourning his passing," Mikkungwak said. "Peter was well respected for his commitment to public service and his environmental advocacy.”

Kattuk had been battling a lengthy illness.

The community flag of Sanikiluaq has been lowered to half-mast at the legislative assembly in honour of Kattuk's passing.