Nunavut general election, 2013

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The 2013 Nunavut general election, formally the 4th Nunavut general election, was held October 28, 2013, to elect 22 members to the 4th Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. In November 2012 the assembly passed the Nunavut Elections Act 2012, stating that the writs for election drop September 23, 2013, and an election be held October 28, 2013, the proclamation was registered November 9, 2012.[1] At the 2013 forum, held on November 15, 2013, Peter Taptuna was selected as the new Premier of Nunavut.[2]

Election summary[edit]

Election summary # of candidates
Incumbent New
Elected candidates 4 15
Acclaimed candidates 2 -
Tied candidates 1 1
Defeated candidates 5 45
Total 73

Redistribution[edit]

The electoral districts have been increased to 22 from 19. This is the first redistribution of boundaries since the territory was created in 1999.

New premier and MLAs[edit]

On September 5, 2013, Premier Eva Aariak announced that she would stand for reelection but would not run for the position of premier after the election, paving the way for the 3rd Premier of Nunavut to be chosen.[3] Despite wanting to seek a new position in the Legislature she was defeated in the general election marking the fourth provincial / territorial election in a row that an incumbent Premier has been defeated in his or her riding. A total of seven incumbents did not run for re-election.

In total 73 people registered with Elections Nunavut as candidates.[4] Of these 73 candidates, 12 were incumbents hoping for reelection, and five have been elected in previous territorial elections, four to Nunavut and one to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories and 56 have not been elected in a territorial election before.

Two ridings were won by acclamation and both of these were returning MLAs.[4] A total of eight ridings were contested solely by candidates who have not been elected in a previous territorial election.

Candidates[edit]

Following is a list of candidates that had filed with Elections Nunavut by 2:00 pm (local time), September 27, 2013.[5] Bold represents winning candidate. All results from Elections Nunavut.

There were ties in two districts. In Rankin Inlet South both Lorne Kusugak and Alexander Sammurtok were tied with 172 votes.[6] An official recount was held November 5 and was still found to be a tie. A by-election was scheduled for February 10, 2014.[7] In Uqqummiut, Niore Iqalukjuak and Samuel Nuqingaq were tied with 197 votes.[8] After the official recount held November 5 Samuel Nuqingaq was found to have two more votes than Niore Iqalukjuak.[9]

Candidates by district
District Communities Winner Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth Changes Incumbent
Aggu[10] Igloolik (north part) Paul Quassa
96
John Illupalik
83
Daniel Uyarak
42
New district n/a(A)
Aivilik[11] Repulse Bay,
Coral Harbour
Steve Mapsalak
263
Johnny Ningeongan
187
New district n/a(B)(C)
Amittuq[12] Igloolik (south part),
Hall Beach
George Qulaut
244
Paul Haulli
103
Boundaries redrawn Louis Tapardjuk(L)
Arviat North-Whale Cove[13] Arviat (north part),
Whale Cove
George Kuksuk
160
Elizabeth Copland
146
David Kritterdlik
71
Amauyak Netser
66
Joseph Ivitaaruq Kaviok
19
New district n/a(D)(E)
Arviat South[14] Arviat (south part) Joe Savikataaq
181
Airo Pameolik
147
Peter Alareak
125
New district n/a(D)
Baker Lake[15] Baker Lake Simeon Mikkungwak
392
Karen Yip
269
Unchanged Moses Aupaluktuq(L)
Cambridge Bay[16] Cambridge Bay Keith Peterson
443
Fred Pedersen
120
Clara Hokayak Evalik
82
Unchanged Keith Peterson
Gjoa Haven[17] Gjoa Haven Tony Akoak
210
Linda Hunter
161
George Sonny Porter
46
Andrew Porter
17
New district n/a(F)
Hudson Bay[18] Sanikiluaq Allan Rumbolt
139
Moses Appaqaq
97
Frank Audla
63
Lucy Uppik
15
Unchanged Allan Rumbolt
Iqaluit-Manirajak[19] Iqaluit (west part) Monica Ell
330
Mikidjuk Akavak
72
Lewis Lehman
57
Paulie Sammurtok
19
New district n/a(G)
Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu[20] Iqaluit (east part) Pat Angnakak
151
Anne Crawford
131
Methusalah Kunuk
81
Jack Anawak
66
Duncan Cunningham
41
Sytukie Joamie
6
New district n/a(G)
Iqaluit-Sinaa[21] Iqaluit (south part) Paul Okalik
180
Leesee Papatsie
97
Solomon Awa
69
Natsiq Kango
42
New district n/a(G)
Iqaluit-Tasiluk[22] Iqaluit (north part) George Hickes
237
Eva Aariak
194
Patterk Netser
85
Travis Cooper
69
Gideonie Joamie
28
New district n/a(G)
Kugluktuk[23] Kugluktuk Peter Taptuna
Acclaimed
Unchanged Peter Taptuna
Netsilik[23] Taloyoak, Kugaaruk Jeannie Ugyuk
Acclaimed
New district n/a(H)(I)
Pangnirtung[24] Pangnirtung Johnny Mike
198
Harry J Dialla
183
Sakiasie Sowdlooapik
82
Hezakiah Oshutapik
67
Unchanged Hezakiah Oshutapik
Quttiktuq[25] Arctic Bay, Grise Fiord,
Resolute
Isaac Shooyook
232
Ron Elliott
152
Unchanged Ron Elliott
Rankin Inlet North-Chesterfield Inlet[26] Rankin Inlet (north part),
Chesterfield Inlet
Tom Sammurtok
212
Donna Adams
94
Qilak Kusugak
89
Harry Niakrok
68
New district n/a(J)(K)
Rankin Inlet South[6]
See also #By-election below
Rankin Inlet (south part) Lorne Kusugak
172
Alexander Sammurtok
172
New district n/a(J)
South Baffin[27] Cape Dorset, Kimmirut David Joanasie
409
Tommy Akavak
160
Mathew Saveakjuk Jaw
51
Fred Schell
43
Joannie Ikkidluak
40
Unchanged Fred Schell
Tunnuniq[28] Pond Inlet Joe Enook
359
David Qajaakuttuk Qamani
132
Unchanged Joe Enook
Uqqummiut[8][9] Clyde River, Qikiqtarjuaq Samuel Nuqingaq
187
Niore Iqalukjuak
185
Loseosie Paneak
62
Apiusie Apak
49
Charlie Kalluk
26
Unchanged James Arreak(L)

Notes[edit]

^(A) Igloolik was represented by Louis Tapardjuk (Amittuq)
^(B) Repulse Bay was represented by John Ningark (Akulliq)
^(C) Coral Harbour was represented by Johnny Ningeongan (Nanulik)
^(D) Arviat was represented by Daniel Shewchuk (Arviat)
^(E) Whale Cove was represented by Lorne Kusugak (Rankin Inlet South/Whale Cove)
^(F) Gjoa Haven was represented by Jeannie Ugyuk (Nattilik)
^(G) Iqaluit was represented by Eva Aariak (Iqaluit East), Monica Ell (Iqaluit West) and Hunter Tootoo (Iqaluit Centre)
^(H) Taloyoak was represented by Jeannie Ugyuk (Nattilik)
^(I) Kugaaruk was represented by John Ningark (Akulliq)
^(J) Rankin Inlet was represented by Tagak Curley (Rankin Inlet North) and Lorne Kusugak (Rankin Inlet South/Whale Cove)
^(K) Chesterfield Inlet was represented by Johnny Ningeongan (Nanulik)
^(L) Not running in 2013[29]

Retiring incumbents[edit]

The following incumbents have announced that they will not be running in the 2013 election.[4][29]

Incumbent District Role Reason
James Arreak Uqqummiut Cabinet minister Undisclosed reasons
Moses Aupaluktuq Baker Lake Regular member Spend more time with family
Tagak Curley Rankin Inlet North Regular member Spend more time with family
John Ningark Akulliq Regular member Undisclosed reasons
Daniel Shewchuk Arviat Cabinet minister Undisclosed reasons
Louis Tapardjuk Amittuq Regular member Undisclosed reasons
Hunter Tootoo Iqaluit Centre Speaker Undisclosed reasons

By-election[edit]

With the tie in Rankin Inlet South confirmed by a judicial recount, a new by-election was scheduled on February 10, 2014.

Rankin Inlet South by-election on February 10, 2014
Name Vote %
     Alexander Sammurtok 268 54.3%
     Lorne Kusugak 225 45.7%
Total Valid Ballots 493 100%
Voter Turnout Rejected Ballots

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nunavut Gazett". II 14 (11). November 13, 2013. p. 89. Retrieved September 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ Murphy, David (November 15, 2013). "MLAs choose Peter Taptuna to serve as Nunavut premier". Nunatsiaq News. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Nunavut premier won't seek top job after election". Canada.com. September 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Oct. 28 Nunavut election attracts 73 candidates
  5. ^ Find your Constituency
  6. ^ a b Results for the constituency of Rankin Inlet South
  7. ^ "Elections Nunavut: Rankin Inlet South voters go back to the polls Feb. 10". Nunatsiaq News, November 14, 2013.
  8. ^ a b Results for the constituency of Uqqummiut
  9. ^ a b Nunavut recounts produce one winner and one intractable deadlock
  10. ^ Results for the constituency of Aggu at Elections Nunavut
  11. ^ Results for the constituency of Aivilik at Elections Nunavut
  12. ^ Results for the constituency of Amittuq at Elections Nunavut
  13. ^ Results for the constituency of Arviat North-Whale Cove at Elections Nunavut
  14. ^ Results for the constituency of Arviat South at Elections Nunavut
  15. ^ Results for the constituency of Baker Lake at Elections Nunavut
  16. ^ Results for the constituency of Cambridge Bay at Elections Nunavut
  17. ^ Results for the constituency of Gjoa Haven at Elections Nunavut
  18. ^ Results for the constituency of Hudson Bay at Elections Nunavut
  19. ^ Results for the constituency of Iqaluit-Manirajak at Elections Nunavut
  20. ^ Results for the constituency of Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu at Elections Nunavut
  21. ^ Results for the constituency of Iqaluit-Sinaa at Elections Nunavut
  22. ^ Results for the constituency of Iqaluit-Tasiluk
  23. ^ a b Election Results 2013 General Election at Elections Nunavut
  24. ^ Results for the constituency of Pangnirtung at Elections Nunavut
  25. ^ Results for the constituency of Quttiktuq at Elections Nunavut
  26. ^ Results for the constituency of Rankin Inlet North-Chesterfield Inlet at Elections Nunavut
  27. ^ Results for the constituency of South Baffin at Elections Nunavut
  28. ^ Results for the constituency of Tunnuniq at Elections Nunavut
  29. ^ a b Nunavut’s Oct. 28 election: who’s in, who’s not

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