October 28, 2013 - 11:30 pm
Photo: Like father, like son: George Hickes Jr. and Sr.
MLA-elect for Iqaluit-Tasiluk, George Hickes, passed by Nunavut’s legislative assembly the day after his big electoral win, Oct. 29, with father George Hickes Sr., who served for 21 years as a member of Manitoba’s legislative assembly. “As a father I’m very proud of him, he worked hard for it and the results showed,” said George Sr., who was visiting Iqaluit from Winnipeg to see his grandchildren. “He worked on some of my campaigns, so he learned some things there.” Known to many as Canada’s first Inuk member of a provincial legislature, Hickes Sr. added that representing voters is a chance to give back to the people. “It’s his chance now,” he said of his son. (PHOTO BY PETER VARGA)