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NEWS: Nunavut July 25, 2016 - 3:11 pm

Photo: Nunavut MP back in action

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Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo returned to work July 27, when he hosted an open house at his Iqaluit constituency office, in his first public appearance since he resigned from the federal cabinet and the Liberal caucus May 31 to seek treatment for alcohol addiction.
Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo returned to work July 27, when he hosted an open house at his Iqaluit constituency office, in his first public appearance since he resigned from the federal cabinet and the Liberal caucus May 31 to seek treatment for alcohol addiction."For me, this has been a very, very difficult journey," Tootoo told reporters and constituents July 27. "It was completely my decision to leave cabinet and leave caucus," he continued, adding that "being an independent hasn't lessened my resolve to be a voice for Nunavut in Ottawa." It appears he will serve as an independent for the time being at least. "We wish Mr. Tootoo well as he resumes his parliamentary functions as MP for Nunavut. His status with regard to the Liberal caucus remains unchanged," a PMO spokesperson said. Read more later on nunatsiaqonline.ca. (PHOTO BY STEVE DUCHARME)

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