Rankin Inlet North-Chesterfield Inlet – Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

by Derek Neary- October 20, 2017

It’s a four-way race in Rankin Inlet North-Chesterfield Inlet with Douglas Aggark, Cedric Autut, incumbent Tom Sammurtok and Cathy Towtongie seeking the title of MLA. Aggark and Sammurtok did not submit candidate profiles.

Cedric Autut
Petroleum products officer
Rankin Inlet
Age: 41
Family status: Married

Cedric Autut

Reason for running:

To speak up for the constituency of the younger generation and for the future of Rankin Inlet North-Chesterfield Inlet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cathy Towtongie
Self-employed
Age: Middle age
Family Status: Married, three adult children

Reason for running:

The Government of Nunavut has to consider the infrastructure needs of communities outside the capital. There are issues affecting us Nunavut-wide, like homelessness. Private home-ownership is causing hardship. The government pushed the issue of private homeownership without any subsidization.

The standard of education is very important so our youth can compete nationwide with other youth in terms of university, college level entries.

Employment within smaller communities has to be explored with job creation.

Health issues within the communities, including boarding homes for travelling medical patients, is lacking. This includes mental health, which has to be explored with bicultural, bilingual techniques. Preventative suicide plans have to be implemented. Telehealth has to be improved through fibre optic right across Nunavut.

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