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Don Morin

Don Morin
7th Premier of the Northwest Territories
In office
November 22, 1995 – November 26, 1998
Prime Minister Jean Chrétien
Commissioner Helen Maksagak
Preceded by Nellie Cournoyea
Succeeded by Jim Antoine

Don Albert Morin was the seventh Premier of Northwest Territories, Canada.


The initial complaints that led to the investigations by the ethics commissioner were filed with the Northwest Territories ethics commissioner by MLAs Jane Groenewegen and Jeannie Marie-Jewell. While Premier Morin was being investigated he and his lawyers tried to pressure the ethics commissioner into resigning her post.[1]

Morin was forced to resign as Premier in 1998 after a scathing report was released over conflict of interest allegations involving the illegal shipment of government owned bison to a friend of the premier in 1996.[2] In addition to those allegations he was also under investigation for having awarded a contract to lease to a Government of Northwest Territories Lahm Ridge Tower building to an associate.[3]

After Morin resigned as Premier, senior cabinet minister and Deputy Premier Goo Arlooktoo automatically became acting Premier until Jim Antoine was elected. Morin served the rest of his term as a private member and retired when the legislature dissolved in 1999.


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Preceded by
Eliza Lawrence
MLA Tu Nedhe
Succeeded by
Steven Nitah
Preceded by
Nellie Cournoyea
Premier of the Northwest Territories
Succeeded by
Goo Arlooktoo

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