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Can Nunavut get another bump at the polls?

Crystal Martin-Lapenskie plans to vote in the federal election on Oct. 21 and she’s encouraging others to do the same. Crystal Martin-Lapenskie, president of the National Inuit Youth Council: “A lot of it’s been talk....

Douglas Roy on the issues

As we close in on the Oct. 21 federal election, Nunavut News asked several questions of the four individuals who have entered the race to become the territory’s member of Parliament. Douglas Roy. photo courtesy of...

Mumilaaq Qaqqaq on the issues

As we close in on the Oct. 21 federal election, Nunavut News asked several questions of the four individuals who have entered the race to become the territory’s member of Parliament. Mumilaaq Qaqqaq. NNSL file photo Mumilaaq...

Megan Pizzo-Lyall on the issues

As we close in on the Oct. 21 federal election, Nunavut News asked several questions of the four individuals who have entered the race to become the territory’s member of Parliament. Megan Pizzo-Lyall Rajnesh Sharma/NNSL photo Megan...

Leona Aglukkaq on the issues

As we close in on the Oct. 21 federal election, Nunavut News asked several questions of the four individuals who have entered the race to become the territory’s member of Parliament. Leona Aglukaaq. photo courtesy...

A campaign gone mad

I have to admit I'd silently go a little out of my mind during previous federal elections when people would talk to me about voting for their favourite candidate with no thought whatsoever to...

Conservative candidate expects three-way race

Yanik D'Aigle, the Conservative candidate in the NWT for the upcoming federal election, expects a close race. "I do expect right now for it to be a three-way race," he said, explaining that it will...

Liberal MP Michael McLeod not taking anything for granted

Liberal MP Michael McLeod says he is working hard to make the case to be re-elected in the upcoming federal election. "I don't take anything for granted," he said, adding he has not taken a...

Four federal candidates square off in first debate

Four of the NWT's five federal candidates held a debate at Northern United Place on Wednesday. The event was hosted by the NWT Chamber of Commerce and NWT and NU Chamber of Mines. NDP candidate Mary...

Parliamentary democracy is best

Since this is the year of a federal election, we've been thinking about parliamentary democracy. We believe parliamentary democracy is the best system of government in the world. That is especially true when compared to the...

NDP candidate visits Hay River

The NDP candidate for the Northwest Territories paid a visit to Hay River last week to introduce herself to voters in advance of next month's federal election. On Sept. 20, Inuvik's Mary Beckett was in...

NDP turns to youth for Nunavut candidate, Mumilaaq Qaqqaq announced to run for MP

The New Democratic Party (NDP) this evening announced Mumilaaq Qaqqaq as their pick for the Oct. 21 federal election. “Some of my priorities as Member of Parliament is creating and maintaining harmonious and stable relationships...

Our civic duty not to vote

Since we have just observed the Civic Holiday, it might be a good time to make the case for something we've been mulling over for a while. We think not voting might be the best...

Parties jockey for position ahead of federal election

Three months ahead of a federal election, the Conservative Party so far remains alone in having announced its Nunavut candidate. Conservative defence critic James Bezan, left, Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer and Nunavut’s Conservative candidate...

Careful Conservatives, you might blow it

It seems the federal election campaign has begun. That's because the Conservatives have stuck to their usual script of launching personal attack ads well before an election. They have done this before. Just ask former Liberal...