Mayor of Iqaluit announces immediate resignation on Twitter
Iqaluit’s mayor, Chris Murray, announced his resignation on twitter on June 4th at 7PM. In his farewell speech, he says that he has decided to resign for personal reasons. He says the resignation happens immediately. The reasons of the resignation are undisclosed at this point in time.
The resignation of the mayor takes effect immediately and will not be subject to any required public hearing. The formal resignation is effective at 7:00 PM on June 4th at City Hall, Iqaluit.
Chris also tweeted that he would be resigning effective immediately, and he would be moving to Nunavut for 4 months. The announcement says that he will be remaining in Iqaluit with his wife, a journalist and former Nunavut premier, Judith Rankin. The resignation and move will take place on July 2nd.
Chris Murray announces that he has resigned effective immediately and will be moving to Nunavut for 4 months, with his wife, a journalist and former Nunavut premier, Judith Rankin. — Chris Murray (@TheFirstOne) June 4, 2014
The resignation comes at a time when the city is in crisis. There are rumours of civil unrest. There are also rumours of an organized hate campaign.
The city council is working to find a new mayor. Councilor Jim McLean says that the council needs a new leader. They have discussed the issue on the floor of the city council and need to decide by Monday June 12th. If they decide to appoint Murray to the mayor position, then the rest of the province and country will have to take note.
In the meantime, the City of Iqaluit is in turmoil. The resignation of the mayor means that there is not a mayor and he and his council did not follow the law of the land under the Nunavut Act.
“The resignation of the mayor takes effect immediately and will not be subject to any required public hearing. The formal resignation is effective at 7:00 PM on June 4th at City Hall, Iqaluit.”
“The resignation of the mayor is effective immediately, and he will be moving to