Phone: (867) 975-5127
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PO Box 2499
Phone: (867) 979-6923
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George Hickes was re-elected in the general election held on October 25, 2021, to represent the constituency of Iqaluit-Tasiluk in the 6th Legislative Assembly of Nunavut.
Mr. Hickes was appointed Deputy Speaker at the first sitting of the 6th Legislative Assembly, which was held on November 19, 2021.
Mr. Hickes previously sat as a Member of the 4th and 5th Legislative Assemblies, during which he held a number of Ministerial portfolios, including Minister of Finance, Minister of Health and Minister of Justice.
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.