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Some facts about Hunter Tootoo, who has resigned as fisheries minister

May 31, 2016 - 5:46 PM

OTTAWA - Some facts about Hunter Tootoo, who resigned as federal fisheries minister and left the Liberal caucus on Tuesday:

Born: Aug. 18, 1963

Age: 52

Politics: Tootoo was first elected as the MLA for Iqaluit Centre in 1999. He served for 14 years and was the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly until 2013. He also held a number of cabinet positions in the territorial government. In the 2015 federal election, Tootoo defeated former Conservative cabinet minister Leona Aglukkaq to claim the federal riding of Nunavut

Personal life: Hunter Tootoo is related to NHL player Jordin Tootoo, a forward for the New Jersey Devils.

Quote: "As of today, I have resigned as Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and will be stepping down as a member of the Liberal caucus in order to not distract from the important work of my colleagues."

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