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Baker Lake’s MLA Speaks Out in Support of Nunavut’s Inuit Dogs
Just as the community of Baker Lake, Nunavut was about to receive the Canadian Animal Assistance Team’s fifth wellness visit in five years, in Iqaluit Baker Lake MLA (Member of the Legislative Assembly) Moses Aupaluktuq stood before his fellow MLAs from across the Territory at the September 11, 2013 gathering of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut to speak on behalf of the traditional Inuit Dog. Taken from that day’s hansard (report of proceedings in a parliament or legislature), here is the text of MLA Aupaluktuk’s statement:
The Fan Hitch applauds MLA Moses Aupaluktuq for speaking his mind in front of his colleagues in support of better care for Nunavut’s Official Animal:
Member’s Statement 551 – 3(3):
Caring for the Animals in our Communities
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise today to follow up on a project that is very close to my heart, the Buddy Fund in Baker Lake, which supports a number of activities in caring for the family, animals, and pets in our communities. The annual Buddy Fund will provide veterinarian services beginning Friday, September 13 in Baker Lake.
This is not the first time MLA Aupaluktuq has addressed the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut on this subject. He did so back on March 4, 2013. (on page 7).
There is no word of any action taken by the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut in response to MLA Aupaluktuq’s request. However, on September 13th an assembly employee indicated,“...this present sitting ends early next week and then we head into the general election. If any action is taken it will be up to the next government which will not be in place until late November.”