In her farewell speech, NDP MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq explained why she will not seek re-election. In a powerful 10-minute speech, the 27 year old told the House of Commons on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, that she never felt safe on Parliament Hill. 
 
Watch the recording here.  
 
Read more on CBC News here
https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-the-wednesday-edition-1.6067864/nunavut-mp-mumilaaq-qaqqaq-on-leaving-politics-and-why-she-feels-no-pride-in-canada-1.6068158
 
Mumilaaq Qaqqaq (ᒧᒥᓛᖅ ᖃᖅᑲᖅ), is an Inuk woman, Member of Parliament (NDP), and human rights defender. Elected in 2019, at the age of 25, she fights for adequate housing, clean water and food security in the North. 
 

Originally from Baker Lake, she now lives in Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut. Mumilaaq has worked with Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., The Quality of Life Secretariat in the Government of Nunavut, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and Qulliq Energy Corporation among other organizations.