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This is a list of the Commissioners of Nunavut, Canada, since its creation in 1999.
The position of Commissioner was created in 1999 with the
creation of the new territory. Like other territorial
Commissioners, he or she is appointed by the Government of Canada and
representative to the cabinet for the territory.
Note. Prior to April 1, 1999, Nunavut was part of the
Northwest Territories. See Commissioners of
The role of Deputy Commissioner was added in 2005 by amending
the Public Officer Act and Seals Act to be inline with the Yukon and Northwest
The duties of the Commissioner is the same as that of the lieutenant governors of the provinces, but
they are not vice-regals and therefore not the Queen's
Representative of the territory.
The Commissioner has an official seal, but there is no flag
other than the territorial one.
It consists of a two supporters (one is a ring seal and other Sedna)
bearing the shield (purple and on it is a qulliq coloured white with yellow flames),
surmounted by a rock ptarmigan on a bed of five purple saxifrage flowers and with the motto
"Cooperation enhances peace". Above the motto is the Order of
Nunavut and the Order of Canada.