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Hon. Robert C. McLeod 

Hon. Robert C. McLeod

Robert C. McLeod was re-elected to the 18th Legislative Assembly as the Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes.

Mr. McLeod was elected to the 15th Legislative Assembly as the Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes in a 2004 by-election. He was re-elected in October 2007 to the 16th Legislative Assembly and acclaimed in 2011 to the 17th Legislative Assembly in October 2015.

Prior to his appointment to Cabinet in 2008, Mr. McLeod served on the Standing Committee on Social Programs and as Chair of the Standing Committee on Social Programs. He was elected to Cabinet in 2008 then re-elected in 2011 and 2015.

He previously served as an elected Councillor in Aklavik from 1983 to 1985 and as Mayor from 1987 to1989.

Mr. McLeod was born in Akalvik, NT and raised in Inuvik's west end. He moved to Aklavik in 1982 where he lived for 22 years. He currently resides in Inuvik.

He attended Sir Alexander Mackenzie School and Samuel Hearne Secondary School in Inuvik, and went on to study at New Brunswick Community College in Moncton. He then attended Lakeland College in Vermillion, Alberta where he obtained his Journeyman Carpenter certificate and his Interprovincial Red Seal.

Mr. McLeod is a recipient of the Lakeland College Distinguished Alumni award and also appeared on the Vermillion Campus Wall of Distinction in 2010. He was a member of the winning Aklavik Team in the bicentennial canoe race from Fort Providence to Inuvik in 1989.

He has served on a volunteer basis as the vice president of the Inuvik Curling Club and as president of the Aklavik Canoe Club and Aklavik Curling Club and was a player, coach and manager of the Aklavik hockey and fast pitch teams.

Mr. McLeod and Judy, his wife of 36 years, have three children: Kimberly (Raymond), Ryan (Fiona) and Janesta. His pride and joy are his five grandchildren: Rylan, Reese and Morgan Sophia, Kullen Ray Alexander and Bobby Ryan.