Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Negotiator in Indigenous Cases to Be Saskatchewan's New Lieutenant-Governor

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Negotiator in Indigenous Cases to Be Saskatchewan's New Lieutenant-Governor

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Lieutenant-governor named for Saskatchewan

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REGINA - A lawyer who was Ottawa's chief negotiator in talks that led to the creation of Nunavut has been named Saskatchewan's new lieutenant-governor.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Tom Molloy will succeed Vaughn Solomon Schofield as the Queen's representative in Saskatchewan.

Molloy, who is from Saskatoon, has negotiated numerous agreements and treaty settlements with Indigenous Peoples.

In addition to being the federal government's chief negotiator for the Nunavut Land Claim Agreement, Molloy led the team that negotiated the Nisga'a Final Agreement, which is the first modern-day treaty in British Columbia.

He also negotiated the Inuit of Northern Quebec's offshore claim in Nunavut and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Molloy served as chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan from 2001 to 2007. …

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