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Nunavut Election 2017 – Mikkungwak staves off Kabloona in Baker Lake

Due to brief confusion on the Elections Nunavut website, Simeon Mikkungwak initially thought he lost his Baker Lake seat to Karen Kabloona, but he held off her charge by a 389-280 count. "What's going on?"...

In Iqaluit upset, Lightstone wins over deputy premier

Iqaluit-Manirajak elected Nunavut's youngest MLA Oct. 31 – Adam Arreak Lightstone – after he went to bed. Polls for the riding came in late, after midnight. But by then, unofficially, he knew he'd beaten incumbent...

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...

ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓇᒥ

ᐊᑖᓂ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓇᓱᐊᖃᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᑐᓂ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᐅᑉ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᑎᓴᐱᕆ 11-ᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᑯᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ: ᑲᑎᒪᔨᑦ (ᓯᑕᒪᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᐃᑦ): ᐃᓕᓴᐱᑦ ᐃᖅᑯᒃ ᔪᐊᔾ ᐃᕼᐊᓗᒃ ᑖᒥ ᐊᐅᓚᔾᔪᑦ ᑑᓂ ᐱᓂ ᔫ ᓄᑲᖅᖠᖅ ᓴᕕᑲᑖᖅ ᑯᓄ ᑕᑦᑐᐃᓂ ᕕᓕᐊᒻ ᑎᒃᑕᖅ ᖃᒪᓂ'ᑐᐊᖅ: ᒪᐃᔭ: ᓵᓐ ᐊᑕᖓᓛᒃ ᓖᓇ ᑕᐸᑕᐃ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᑦ (6 ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᐃᑦ): ᓯᐅᕋ ᐊᓂᕐᓂᖅ ᑖᒪᔅ ᐊᓂᕐᓂᖅ ᐸᐅᓚ ᕼᐅᐃᓴᓐ ᑭᕙᓐ ᐃᒃᓯᒃᑖᕐᔪᒃ ᔫ ᓄᑲᖅᖠᖅ...

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),...

ᐃᒪᐃᓐᓂᐊᕋᓱᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᓇᓚᐅᑦᑖᕈᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᓱᓕᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᒪᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ 16-ᓂ 22-ᓂᒃ ᓂᕈᐊᕋᓱᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ

ᑖᓐᓇ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᕖᔅᐳᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᐱᖅᑯᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᑉ ᐃᓱᓕᕝᕕᐊᓂ ᐅᒃᑑᐸ 31-ᖑᓚᐅᖏᓐᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓇᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓇᓚᐅᑦᑖᕈᑕᐅᓚᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᓱᓕᓚᐅᖅᕐᒪᑕ 16-ᓂ ᑖᒃᑯᓇᓂ 22-ᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᕕᐅᓇᓱᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᒃᓴᓂᒃ. ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ, ᐃᒪᐃᓕᖓᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᐱᒋᐊᖓᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᒧᑦ ᕌᐱᓐ ᐊᓇᕗᐊᒃᒧᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒥᖓ ᑐᐊᕕᖅᖢᓂ ᐋᕿᒃᓱᐃᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ. ᓇᓚᐅᑦᑖᕈᑎᖃᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓵᓪᓚᓚᐅᖅᖢᓂ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᒃᓴᕐᕕᒃᔪᐊᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᐋᑐᕚᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᐅᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑐᖅ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᖅ, ᒫᓐᓇ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ...

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...

Quassa chosen as premier

One ballot is all it took for Nunavut's newest assembly to elect Paul Quassa as Premier. The elder statesman was chosen to lead for the next four years over three other candidates: Patterk Netser, Joe...

ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐅᓇᑕᕈᑕᐅᓕᖅᑐᖅ

ᐊᒃᓱᕉᑕᐅᔪᖃᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᓴᓂᕋᔭᖕᒥᐅᒧᑦ ᑭᖑᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᐊᒥᑦᑐᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᖓᓂᒃ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᔪᖃᖅᐸᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖓᖔᓂᑦ ᐱᔪᒥᒃ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᓯᖔᖁᔨᓪᓗᑎᒃ, ᓴᓂᕋᔭᖕᒥᐅᑦ ᒥᔪᖓ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐲᑕ ᓯᐊᑯᓗᒃ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᖓᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒋᓪᓗᒍ. “ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖃᕐᓂᕈᑦᑕ ᓴᓂᕋᔭᖕᒥᐅᒥᒃ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᖔᖅᑐᒥᒃ, ᐃᓱᒪᒐᑦᑕ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓴᕐᓂᓴᖅᓇᔭᕋᓱᒋᓪᓗᒍ ᓴᓂᕋᔭᖕᒥᐅᓂᒃ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᓵᖓᓂᖅᓴᐅᓇᔭᕐᒪᑦ,” ᓯᐊᑯᓗᒃ ᐅᖃᕆᓪᓗᓂ, ᑐᓵᔨᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᔩᑯ ᓯᒥᐅᓂᒥᒃ. ᓯᑕᒪᑦ ᐊᒥᑦᑐᕐᒥᐅᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓇᓱᐊᖃᑕᐅᔪᑦ 7-ᐅᖕᒪᑕ...

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...

Iqaluit-Tasiluk — Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles — updated

Incumbent George Hickes and challenger Jacopoosie Peter both want to represent Iqaluit-Tasiluk in Nunavut's Fifth Legislative Assembly.  George Hickes  Reason for running: To provide residents with experienced representation in the Nunavut legislature. Since becoming the MLA for...

Nunavut Election 2017 – Recount hangs over Cambridge Bay results

After winning by just nine votes in Cambridge Bay, Jeannie Ehaloak admits that she's facing anxious days ahead as a mandatory recount takes place due to winning with less than a two per cent...

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...

Amateur poll correctly predicts 16 of 22 ridings

A survey run on Facebook the weekend before the Oct. 31 territorial election correctly predicted 16 of the 22 soon-to-be MLAs. The survey, said its creator Robin Anawak, was a spur-of-the-moment thing. The budding pollster...

Half of Kivalliq MLAs turfed in territorial election

Kivalliq voters went old school and voted for experience on an election night that saw three of the region's six incumbents defeated. Lorne Kusugak avenged his loss in the Rankin Inlet South riding during the...

Iqaluit-Sinaa — Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

Adamee Itorcheak, incumbent Paul Okalik, Cindy Rennie and Elisapee Sheutiapik will battle it out in Iqaluit-Sinaa for a seat in the territory's Fifth Legislative Assembly. Itorcheak did not submit a survey.   Paul Okalik   Reason for running:   I...

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...

Gjoa Haven – Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

Gjoa Haven is being contested by four candidates: Joseph Aglukkaq, incumbent Tony Akoak, Paul Puqiqnak and James Taqaugaq Qitsualik. Aglukkaq didn't submit a candidate profile.  Tony Akoak Reason for running: I still have work to do for Gjoa...

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...

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...