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Top negotiator Molloy named lieutenant-governor of Saskatchewan

Thursday, January 25, 2018 @ 2:50 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

Tom Molloy has been named as the next lieutenant-governor of Saskatchewan.

A member of the Law Society of Saskatchewan, Molloy is a negotiator and strategic adviser on Indigenous issues. He also served as chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan.

Acting for the federal government, Molloy was chief negotiator in the talks with the Inuit of Nunavut in the Nunavut Land Claim Agreement, which led to the creation of the Territory of Nunavut in 1999. Along with helping to design and implement the British Columbia Treaty Process, Molloy led the team that negotiated the Nisga’a Final Agreement, the first modern day treaty in the history of British Columbia. He was also responsible for resolving the Inuit of Northern Quebec’s offshore claim in Nunavut, Newfoundland and Labrador.

“Mr. Molloy is an outstanding negotiator who has played a central role in numerous agreements and treaty settlements with Indigenous peoples,“ said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

“His contributions are felt from coast to coast to coast and have helped reshape this country. He is an excellent choice as Saskatchewan’s next lieutenant-governor, and I know that he will represent the people of this province well.”