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Nunavut Election

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...

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?"...

Nunavut Election 2017 – Incumbent Keyootak victor in Uqqummiut

Pauloosie Keyootak now has the opportunity to serve a full term as MLA for Uqqummiut. Qikiqtarjuaq's Keyootak declared victory over Clyde River hero Jerry Natanine, who helped ensure seismic testing would not take place in...

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...

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...

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.

Pangnirtung — Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles — updated

Pangnirtung will see Harry Dialla, Margaret Nakashuk and Hesakiah Oshutapik challenge incumbernt Johnny Mike at the polls Oct. 30. Oshutapik did not respond to survey requests.   Harry John Dialla Reason for running: I think our community concerns...

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...

Tununiq — Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

Jeannie Mills and David Qamaniq challenge incumbent Joe Enook for the Tununiq seat. Qamaniq did not respond to survey requests and Enook declined to participate.   Jeannie Mills Reason for running: I have been a community health nurse...

Pangnirtung — Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

Pangnirtung will see Harry Dialla, Margaret Nakashuk and Hesakiah Oshutapik challenge incumbernt Johnny Mike at the polls Oct. 30. Mike and Oshutapik did not respond to survey requests by deadline.   Harry John Dialla Reason for running: I...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Hudson Bay — Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

Former two-term MLA Peter Kattuk, incumbent Allan Rumbolt and Peter Qavvik vie for Hudson Bay. Rumbolt and Qavvik did not respond to survey requests. Peter Kattuk   Reason for running:   Sanikiluaq is more isolated from the territory of...

Iqaluit-Niagunnguu — Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

Incumbent Pat Angnakak and Anne Crawford face off in a second territorial election, while newcomer Franco Buscemi comes in to challenge both   Pat Angnakak   Reason for running:   I am running in this election because I feel I...

Netsilik – Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

The Netsilik riding will see incumbent Emiliano Qirngnuq attempt to fend off challenger Joe Tulurialik. Joe Tulurialik Reason for running: I'd like to be the voice for the riding. I'm confident and outspoken, and I'll fight for what both...

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,...

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...