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Ed Picco

MLA for Iqaluit, NT
In office
1995 – 1999
Preceded by Dennis Patterson
Succeeded by riding dissolved

In office
1999 – 2008
Preceded by first member
Succeeded by Eva Aariak

Born Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Political party non-partisan
consensus government

Edward (Ed) Walter Picco (born in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, Newfoundland and Labrador) is a Canadian Nunavut politician first elected in the 1995 Northwest Territories election. He was re-elected in the 1999 Nunavut election and in the 2004 Nunavut election. Picco holds the distinction of being one of the few Canadian politicians elected to two different Legislative Assemblies, having been elected in 1995 to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories and in 1999 to the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut.

Picco held several cabinet posts in the Government of Nunavut including Minister of Health and Social Services, Minister of Education, Immigration, Homelessness, Energy and Nunavut Arctic College. Picco had represented Iqaluit East since 1999 and was the longest serving MLA in Nunavut prior to the general election in 2008. He chose not to run in the 2008 general election and re-entered the private sector.

Prior to entering politics, Picco was the Business Development Manager of the Baffin Business Development Corporation (BBDC). He holds a Diploma in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University and is a graduate of the College of Trades and Technology, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal that was presented by His Royal Highness Prince Philip in recognition of his on-going support to the Terry Fox program. He is a recipient of Iqaluit's Volunteer of the Year award and is the local fundraising Chair for the re-building of Iqaluit's St. Jude's Anglican Cathedral.

^ Council Members ^ Election Results - 2008 General Election ^ a b c Canada 2006 census ^ "Iqaluit Wins the Capital Plebiscite". Nunatisaq News. December 15, 1995. Retrieved on 2006-07-30.



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