Federal Fisheries Minister Hunter Tootoo met with provincial government officials in St. John’s this past Monday January 11. He also met with industry stakeholders and took questions from media.

An Inuk from Nunavut, minister TooToo told local media that he understands the importance of the sealing industry, not only to Newfoundland and Labrador, but to other northern communities.

CBC’s Jane Adey asked Hunter Tootoo, the new federal minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. What’s his approach to this challenging portfolio?