Premier of the Yukon Sandy Silver issued the following statement:
“On behalf of the Government of Yukon I would like to congratulate PJ Akeeagok on being selected as the new Premier of Nunavut.
“The Yukon and Nunavut have always enjoyed a strong relationship and I look forward to continuing to work together to advance opportunities that matter most to northerners, including housing, climate change action, responding to mental health and addictions challenges, and advancing reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.
“I also want to recognize former Premier Joe Savikataaq and thank him for being a strong ally during his tenure as Premier. It was a pleasure working with Mr. Savikataaq and we wish him all the best in his new role.”