The Honourable George Hickes


Minister of Finance

Minister responsible for Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission

Minister responsible for the Liquor Commission

Minister responsible for the Liquor Licensing Board

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General Delivery
Iqaluit, NU
X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 979-6923
Fax: (867) 979-4604
Email: georgehickes [at] tasilukmla [dot] ca

George Hickes was re-elected in the general election held on October 30, 2017, to represent the constituency of Iqaluit-Tasiluk in the 5th Legislative Assembly of Nunavut.

During the 5th Legislative Assembly’s first sitting, which was held on November 21, 2017, Mr. Hickes was appointed to serve on the Striking Committee and the Management and Services Board. Mr. Hickes also serves as the Co-Chairperson of the Legislative Assembly’s Full Caucus. Mr. Hickes previously served in the 4th Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, during which he served as Minister of Health and Minister responsible for Suicide Prevention.

Prior to his election, Mr. Hickes was employed as the Qulliq Energy Corporation’s Manager of Corporate Communications. Mr. Hickes has also held senior positions in the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Education and Department of Economic Development and Transportation. Mr. Hickes also served as Executive Assistant to the Minister of Education.

Mr. Hickes was born in Churchill, Manitoba, and attended Red River College in Winnipeg. Prior to making Iqaluit his home in 2004, Mr. Hickes worked in the banking industry and owned his own small manufacturing business in Thompson.

Mr. Hickes has been a volunteer firefighter, a member of the Canadian Rangers and a youth hockey coach.

George and Signi Frederickson have two children: Lily (Piungwasluq) and Sara (Putuguq). Mr. Hickes’s personal interests include hunting, fishing and golfing.