8th Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly

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8th Legislative Assembly
Type
Type
History
Established 1975
Disbanded 1979
Seats 15
Elections
Last election
1975
Meeting place
Yellowknife

The 8th Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly was the 15th assembly of the territorial government. The assembly lasted from 1975 until 1979. This was the first all elected council of the Northwest Territories since the 5th North West Assembly from 1902 to 1905, in honor of this achievement the Council renamed themselves the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories despite still being officially called the Council of the Northwest Territories under the Northwest Territories Act.

By-elections[edit]

At least 2 by-elections occurred in this Assembly.

District Former Member Replacement Reason Date
Great Slave James Wah-Shee James Wah-Shee Resignation of James Wah-Shee over lack of discussion on Dene issues.[1] 1976
Mackenzie Great Bear George Barnaby Peter Fraser Resignation of George Barnaby over lack of discussion on Dene issues.[1] 1976

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Abel, Kerry. Drum Songs: Glimpses of Dene History. McGill-Queen's Press. p. 259. ISBN 0-7735-3003-7. 

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