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Nunavut Election 2017 — Tununiq’s first of three polls reports

Tuniniq reports its first of three polls with incumbent Joe Enook in the lead with 117 votes. David Qamaniq follows with 84 and Jeannie Mills trails with 56.

South Baffin – Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

Incumbent David Joanasie takes on sole challenger Michael Salomonie in the South Baffin riding. Salomonie did not send a candidate profile.  David Joanasie Reason for running: Families: Our government needs to refocus how it supports and...

Nunavut cabinet assigned its work for the next four years

The 22 MLAs of Nunavut's 5th legislative assembly elected seven cabinet ministers Nov. 17, and today Premier Paul Quassa assigned them portfolios. The legislators met for their first sitting despite the fact the City of...

Nunavut Election 2017 – Kusugak the clear cut winner in Rankin Inlet South

Northern News Services Lorne Kusugak didn't have to wait for a recount this time, claiming a decisive 309-136 victory over Alexander Sammurtok in Rankin Inlet South on Monday night. "I think the difference was I...

Amittuq – Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profile

Seven candidates are seeking election in Amittuq: Solomon Angugasak Allurut, Paul Haulli, Jason Ikeperiar, Erasmus Ivvalu, Joelie Kaernerk, Reena Akumalik Irqittuq and incumbent George Quviq Qulaut. Ivvalu and Qulaut did not submit profiles.  Solomon Angugasak...

Arviat North/Whale Cove election winner proves he’s the Main event

John Main captured the seat in the Arviat North/Whale Cove riding in convincing fashion, receiving 408 votes to incumbent George Kuksuk's 115. Main, 37, will be going to Iqaluit to represent his riding for the...

ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᓯᐸᐃᔪᖃᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ, ᓚᐃᑦᓯᑑᓐ ᐊᑭᓯᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᐅᑉ ᑐᖓᓕᖓᓂᒃ

ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ-ᒪᓂᕋᔭᒃᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᒪᒃᑯᖕᓂᖅᐹᖑᓪᓗᓂ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᒃᓴᓂ ᐅᒃᑑᐸ 31-ᒥ - ᐋᑕᒥ ᐋᕆᐊᖅ ᓚᐃᑦᓯᑑᓐ - ᓯᓂᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᑕᒫᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᕈᑎᕕᓃᑦ ᐊᑯᓂ ᓈᓴᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᑭᖑᕙᖅᖢᑎᒃ, ᐅᓐᓄᐊᕌᓗᒃᑯᑦ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᖁᓛᓂ ᐊᓂᒍᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᐃᓐᓇᓚᐅᕋᓂ ᓯᕗᓂᖓᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᕙᒌᓕᖅᑐᕕᓂᖅ ᐊᑭᓯᓂᐊᕆᐊᒥᓂᒃ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᔪᒥᒃ ᒨᓂᑲ ᐃᐊᓪ-ᑲᓇᔪᕐᒥᒃ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᐅᒃᐱᕆᓗᐊᓚᐅᖏᑕᖓ. “ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᓯᕗᓂᖓᓂ ᐅᓪᓘᕋᑖᖅᑐᓂ (ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓇᓱᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ),...

Uqqummiut — Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

Incumbent Pauloosie Keyootak faces contenders Jerry Natanine and Johnathan Palluq for the Uqqummiut seat, ehich include the communities of Clyde River and Qikiqtarjuaq. Keyootak and Natanine did not respond to survey requests. Johnathan Palluq Reason for...

Who’s running where? Your guide to the territorial election, by riding

  Qikiqtaaluk Aggu (Iglulik) Candidates: Richard Amarualik Paul A. Quassa (incumbent) Jerome Sheaves Matt Teed Eligible voters: 485 2013 election: Paul Quassa 43.4 per cent John Illupalik 37.6 per cent Voter turnout in 2013: 49.4 per cent Did You Know? So...

Taptuna will not seek re-election

Premier Peter Taptuna is not seeking re-election Oct. 30. In a phone interview with Nunavut News/North in August, Taptuna was uncertain whether he would run again. "My boss hasn't decided yet," he said, referring to his...

Political tug of war

There's a movement in Hall Beach to get the next Amittuq MLA elected from that community, and Hall Beach Mayor Peter Siakuluk is on board. "If we had a person from Hall Beach representing Hall...

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

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 Reason...

Quttiktuq – Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

It's a crowded field in Quttiktuq with nine candidates on the ballot: Mishak Allurut, David Akeeagok, Kataisee Attagutsiak, Leo Eecherk, Gary Kalluk, Mavis Manik, incumbent Isaac Shooyook, Andrew Kuunak Taqtu and Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley. Eecherk and...

Voter turnout drops five percentage points

Voter turnout for the 2017 territorial election fell to 65 per cent, down from 2013's 70 per cent. Iqaluit ridings, along with Netsilik, had the lowest turnout – below 60 per cent – while Arviat...

Nunavut gears up for general election

Elections Nunavut has been hard at work, with the final of five rounds of training completed for 22 returning officers and 31 assistant returning officers across the territory. The Nunavut general election, with a price...

Rankin Inlet South – Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

Rankin Inlet South is headed for another showdown at the polls between incumbent Alexander Sammurtok and challenger Lorne Kusugak. Kusugak did not submit a candidate profile.  Alexander Sammurtok Reason for running: I was asked to run again...

ᒦᓐ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓ

ᔮᓐ ᒦᓐ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᑉᓗᓂ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᖓᓂ/ᑎᑭᕋᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥᓗ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᕐᔪᐊᑦᓯᐊᖅᖢᓂ, 408-ᓄᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᑉᓗᓂ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᔪᐊᔾ ᑯᒃᓱᒃ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᑉᓗᓂ 115-ᓄᑦ. ᒦᓐ, ᐅᑭᐅᓕᒃ 37-ᓂᒃ, ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓄᖓᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᐃᓂᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᐅᕕᒋᔭᒥᓂᒃ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᖢᓂᓗ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᖃᕋᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᖑᖅᑎᑕᖃᑕᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᓄᑦ ᓯᑕᒪᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ. ᒦᓐ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂᒃ ᓄᑕᕋᖃᖅᖢᓂ, ᓄᓕᐊᓂᓗ (ᓕᓐ) ᐃᓱᒪᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᕆᐊᖃᓚᐅᕐᒪᑎᒃ ᐊᑯᓂ...

Arviat North-Whale Cove — Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

John Main takes on incumbent George Kuksuk in Arviat North-Whale Cove. George Kuksuk   Reason for running:   I want to continue to help and make Arviat and Whale Cove a better place to live in. I want to...

Arviat South — Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

Incumbent Joe Savikataaq seeks re-election and Jason Gibbons challenges in Arviat South.      Jason Taptakut Gibbons   Reason for running:   Improving the wellbeing, the economy and living conditions of Arviatmiut. Main focuses: education, language, housing, employment, health care,...

Paul Quassa removed from Nunavut premiership

Nunavut MLAs voted Thursday to remove Paul Quassa from the premiership, with ministers backing the regular MLA caucus motion in a 16-3 vote. Chair of the regular members' caucus Arviat North - Whale Cove MLA...