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Minister of the Environment Leona Aglukkaq (R) arrives at Rideau Hall for a cabinet swearing in ceremony July 15, 2013 in Ottawa.
Minister of the Environment Leona Aglukkaq (R) arrives at Rideau Hall for a cabinet swearing in ceremony July 15, 2013 in Ottawa.
(Dave Chan/)

Why Aglukkaq brings Inuit credibility to the environment portfolio

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Leona Aglukkaq was born and raised in the remote Inuit community of Gjoa Haven, where Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen spent a winter after becoming trapped in ice during a voyage through the Northwest Passage more than 100 years ago.