Iqaluit Municipal Council
Iqaluit Municipal Council is the governing body of the city of Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. As of February 2017, the council consists of mayor Madeleine Redfern and councillors Joanasie Akumalik, Terry Dobbin, Simon Nattaq, Romeyn Stevenson and Kuthula Matshazi.
The council is elected fully at-large, with the mayor and all eight councillors elected citywide.
- Mayor: Elisapee Sheutiapik (acclaimed)
- Glenn Williams
- Jimmy Kilabuk
- Marc Boudreau
- Jim Little
- David Alexander
- Simon Nattaq
- Claude Martel
- Al Hayward
On 10 September 2008, CBC North reported that Sheutiapik would be taking a leave of absence to run in the upcoming Nunavut election. She ran in Iqaluit West, which had the highest voter turnout at 90.2% but was defeated by incumbent MLA Paul Okalik by 44 votes. She subsequently returned to the mayor's chair.
The 2009 municipal election was held on 19 October. Elisapee Sheutiapik and former councillor, Jim Little, were both running for mayor. Sheutiapik won with 57.7% of the vote to Little's 42.3%.
For council, a total of 21 people ran for the eight seats. These included incumbents Glenn Williams, Jimmy Kilabuk, David Alexander, Simon Nattaq and Claude Martel. On the day of the election Alexander was shown with 597 votes, one more than Romeyn Stevenson. However a recount was held and Stevenson gained five more votes for a total of 601.
|Mary Ekho Wilman||1,002||9.7%||Elected|
|Glenn A. Williams||576||5.6%|
|Anthony (Tony) Rose||561||5.4%|
|David Eddie Devries||279||7.1%|
|Kathleen E. Marko||120||1.2%|
Incumbent mayor Elisapee Sheutiapik and councillor Natsiq Alainga-Kango both resigned in 2010, Sheutiapik for personal reasons and Alainga-Kango to run for the presidency of Nunavut Tunngavik. A by-election on December 13, 2010 chose Madeleine Redfern to succeed Sheutiapik as mayor and Joanasie Akumalik to succeed Alainga-Kango on council.
|Iqaluit municipal by-elections, 2010|
|Total Valid Ballots||1246||100%|
|Total Valid Ballots||1252||100%|
|Iqaluit municipal election, 2012|
|Allen Hayward||204||15%||Not Elected|
|Noah Ooloonie Papatsie||184||14%||Not Elected|
|Total Valid Ballots||1,341||100%|
|Mary Ekho Wilman||1,070||12.9%||Elected|
|Lewis Falkiner MacKay||595||7.2%||Not Elected|
|Ranbir S. Hundal||491||5.9%||Not Elected|
|Total Valid Ballots||8,276||100%|
Mayors and Council Chairs
From 1964 to 1979 the settlement was headed by a chair.
Village of Frobisher Bay 1964-1980
The Chair was renamed as mayor in 1979 and Frobisher Bay became a town in 1980.
Town of Frobisher Bay 1980-1987
- Bryan Pearson 1979-1985
Town of Iqaluit 1987-2001
City status was granted in 2001.
City of Iqaluit
- John Matthews 2001-2003
- Elisapee Sheutiapik 2003-2010
- Madeleine Redfern 2010–2012
- John Graham 2012–2014 (Stepped down in June 2014)
- Mary Wilman 2014-2015 (Interim mayor)
- Madeleine Redfern 2015-Present
- "Nunavut health minister Aglukkaq running for Tories". cbc.ca, September 10, 2008.
- "Four ministers dumped; Okalik wins squeaker". Nunatsiaq News, October 30, 2008.
- Sheutiapik re-elected Iqaluit mayor. cbc.ca, October 20, 2009.
- Iqaluit election recount called. cbc.ca, October 20, 2009.
- Alexander out after Iqaluit election recount. cbc.ca, October 27, 2010.
- "2009 Elections City of Iqaluit" (PDF). Google Docs/Kirt Ejesiak CRO. Retrieved 2008-09-26.
- "Madeleine Redfern elected Iqaluit mayor". cbc.ca, December 14, 2010.
- "Iqaluit Elections 2012 Results". City of Iqaluit. Retrieved 2012-10-06.