The Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, Canada, is located in Iqaluit, and is the territory's parliament.
The Legislative Assembly of Nunavut was opened by Queen Elizabeth II, as Queen of Canada, on 7 October 2002, during her Golden Jubilee tour of Canada. In her speech the Queen stated: "I am proud to be the first member of the Canadian Royal Family to be greeted in Canada's newest territory."
Prior to the opening of the Legislative Building of Nunavut the members met in the gymnasium of the Inuksuk High School.
The Hansard of the assembly is published in Inuktitut and English, making the territory one of only three Canadian jurisdictions to produce a bilingualHansard, along with the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick and the Parliament of Canada in Ottawa.
There are no political parties in Nunavut and the territory operates by consensus government. Approximately two weeks after an election, the newly elected legislature meets in a special session called the Nunavut Leadership Forum to select the Executive Council.
The Legislative Assembly operates according to a standard set of rules.Download the Rules of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut here.
On May 1, 2000, the Legislative Assembly designated the following to accompany Nunavut’s Flag, Coat of Arms and Mace as symbols of Canada’s newest territory.