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The ownership groups of First Air and Canadian North today issued the following statement in response to the Competition Bureau’s report regarding a merger between the airlines: “While we acknowledge the Competition Bureau's mandate to provide input to the Minister of Transport for his public interest review of the merger between First Air and Canadian North, its artificially restricted findings in this matter are of limited value and suggest a superficial understanding of the Inuit organizations proposing this solution for sustainable northern transportation. “Our Inuit communities are surprised and extremely dismayed by the report and it is our sincere hope and expectation that the Minister will pursue his mandate of reconciliation and acknowledge that the very organizations proposing this merger have a constitutional mandate to represent the rights and interests of Nunavik and the Inuvialuit Region.
Duane Smith has been re-elected Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Inuvialuit Regional Corporation. The 42 Directors of the Community Corporations of Aklavik, Inuvik, Paulatuk, Sachs Harbour, Tuktoyaktuk, and Ulukhaktok were entitled to vote.
For the first time, IRC will livestream the All Candidate Forum.
The livestream will begin Monday, January 28 at 9:00am with the support of Inuvialuit Communications Society. The livestream will be found on the 2019 IRC Chair Election Facebook page.
The 2019 IRC Chair Election will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 29th in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, at the Midnight Sun Complex. The 42 Directors of the Community Corporations of Aklavik, Inuvik, Paulatuk, Sachs Harbour, Tuktoyaktuk, and Ulukhaktok are entitled to vote.
The following individuals have submitted Nomination Forms in accordance with the Election Rules and satisfy the requirements for candidacy:
The only way to build an economy that is truly for everyone is by making a bold investment to ensure Indigenous voices are included in the future of the Internet.
The Inuvialuit Regional Corporation recently launched an online eLearning component of the IFA-101 initiative to provide a new generation of Inuvialuit and Canadians a greater understanding of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement, and the history of the land claim agreement. Without access to adequate broadband, Inuvialuit would be hard-pressed to find educational tools with such important cultural significance.