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LETTERS: Around the Arctic August 21, 2017 - 11:30 am

The late Jules Dufour believed in the future of Nunavik

Jules Dufour, 76, died Aug. 6 in Quebec City

NUNATSIAQ NEWS
Jules Dufour: 1941—2017.
Jules Dufour: 1941—2017.

I am very sorry to announce the death of Jules Dufour at the Hôtel-Dieu Hospital in Quebec City on Aug. 6, 2017. He was 76 years old.

Jules was Emeritus Professor at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi in geography, international co-operation and regional development.

He is survived by his wife Danielle Beaudin and his daughters, Monique and Marie-Chantal; he was predeceased by his daughter Michelle. In 2007, he was appointed Knight of the National Order of Quebec by the Premier of Quebec.

I have known Jules personally for more than 40 years. In 1999, he was appointed by the minister of Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Canada, along with the late Marc-Adélard Tremblay, as federal representatives to the Nunavik Commission which tabled its report in March 2001: “Amiqqaaluta—Let Us Share: Mapping the Road Toward a Government for Nunavik.”

Inuit members of the commission were Harry Tulugak (Co-Chair), Annie Popert and Johnny Adams.

Jules was very professional and dedicated to his work and made a remarkable contribution to the work of the commission. He strongly believed in the future of Nunavik. He will be greatly missed.

Donat Savoie
National Order of Québec

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