Nunavut (electoral district)

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Nunavut
Flag of Nunavut.svg Nunavut electoral district
Nunavut, Canada.svg
Nunavut riding in relation to Canada
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Lori Idlout
New Democratic
District created1976
First contested 1979
Last contested 2021
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2016) [1] 35,944
Electors (2015)18,124
Area (km²) [2] 1,877,787.62
Pop. density (per km²)0.02
Census division(s) Kitikmeot Region, Keewatin Region, Baffin Region
Census subdivision(s) Iqaluit, Rankin Inlet, Arviat, Baker Lake, Igloolik, Cambridge Bay, Pond Inlet, Pangnirtung, Kinngait, Kugluktuk

Nunavut is a federal electoral district in Nunavut, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1979. Before 1997, it was known as Nunatsiaq, and was one of two electoral districts in Northwest Territories.

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The riding covers the entire territory of Nunavut. It is the largest federal electoral district by land area in Canada, [3] and, since the abolition of the Division of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, is the second largest electoral district in the world, and the largest one represented by a single legislator. [4]

Demographics

According to the Canada 2011 Census; 2013 representation [5] [6]

The Nunavut riding holds a host of demographic records:

According to the Canada 2016 Census

History

The riding was created in 1976 as "Nunatsiaq" from parts of the Northwest Territories riding. It was renamed "Nunavut" in 1996.

In 1999, the district's boundaries were redefined in the Nunavut Act, the law governing the creation of Nunavut as a separate jurisdiction from the Northwest Territories.

The boundaries of this riding were not changed in the 2012 electoral redistribution.

Riding associations

Riding associations are the local branches of political parties:

PartyAssociation nameCEOHQ addressHQ city
Conservative Conservative Party of Canada Nunavut Electoral District AssociationJulie-Anne MillerPost Office Box 1841 Iqaluit
Liberal Nunavut Federal Liberal AssociationMichel PotvinPost Office Box 714 Iqaluit
New Democratic Nunavut New Democratic Party Electoral District AssociationBethany ScottPost Office Box 11380 Iqaluit

Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

ParliamentYearsMemberParty
Nunatsiaq
Riding created from Northwest Territories
31st  1979–1980   Peter Ittinuar New Democratic
32nd  1980–1982
 1982–1984   Liberal
 1984–1984   Independent
33rd  1984–1988   Thomas Suluk Progressive Conservative
34th  1988–1993   Jack Anawak Liberal
35th  1993–1997
Nunavut
36th  1997–2000   Nancy Karetak-Lindell Liberal
37th  2000–2004
38th  2004–2006
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011   Leona Aglukkaq Conservative
41st  2011–2015
42nd  2015–2016   Hunter Tootoo Liberal
 2016–2019   Independent
43rd  2019–2021   Mumilaaq Qaqqaq New Democratic
44th  2021–present Lori Idlout

Election results

Graph of election results in Nunavut/Nunatsiaq (minor parties that never got 2% of the vote or didn't run consistently are omitted)

Nunavut

2021 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
New Democratic Lori Idlout 3,42747.7+6.9
Liberal Pat Angnakak 2,57835.9+5.0
Conservative Laura Mackenzie1,18416.5-9.6
Total valid votes7,18998.93
Total rejected ballots781.07-0.15
Turnout7,26734.1-17.0
New Democratic hold Swing +1.0
Source: Elections Canada [12]
2019 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
New Democratic Mumilaaq Qaqqaq 3,86140.8+14.2$5,618.37
Liberal Megan Pizzo Lyall2,91830.9-16.2$41,679.84
Conservative Leona Aglukkaq 2,46926.1+1.3$88,289.32
Green Douglas Roy2062.2+0.7$0.00
Total valid votes/expense limit9,454100.0
Total rejected ballots88
Turnout9,54251.1
Eligible voters18,665
New Democratic gain from Liberal Swing +15.35
Source: Elections Canada [13] [14]
2015 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
Liberal Hunter Tootoo 5,61947.11+18.41$32,110.96
New Democratic Jack Iyerak Anawak 3,17126.58+7.22
Conservative Leona Aglukkaq 2,95624.78-25.12$36,393.17
Green Spencer Rocchi1821.53-0.51
Total valid votes/expense limit11,928100.00 $203,887.65
Total rejected ballots950.79
Turnout12,20362.54
Eligible voters19,223
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +21.77
Source: Elections Canada [15] [16]
2011 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Leona Aglukkaq 3,93049.85+15.07
Liberal Paul Okalik 2,26028.62−0.38
New Democratic Jack Hicks1,52519.44−8.18
Green Scott MacCallum1602.1−6.27
Total valid votes7,875100.0  
Total rejected ballots56 0.71
Turnout7,93146.66
Eligible voters16,998
Conservative hold Swing +7.73
2008 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
Conservative Leona Aglukkaq 2,80634.78+5.72$59,574
Liberal Kirt Ejesiak2,35929.24−10.74$59,600
New Democratic Paul Irngaut2,22827.62+10.47$20,095
Green Peter Ittinuar 6758.37+2.45
Total valid votes/expense limit8,068100.0   $80,098
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +8.23
2006 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
Liberal Nancy Karetak-Lindell 3,67339.98−11.32$10,669
Conservative David Aglukark2,67029.06+14.62$5,486
New Democratic Bill Riddell1,57617.15+1.98$11,990
Marijuana D. Ed deVries7247.88$1,162
Green Feliks Kappi5445.92+2.59$3,950
Total valid votes/expense limit9,187100.0   $74,506
Total rejected ballots64 0.70
Turnout9,25154.10
Liberal hold Swing −12.97
2004 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
Liberal Nancy Karetak-Lindell 3,81851.30−17.71$18,035
Independent Manitok Thompson 1,17215.74$5,945
New Democratic Bill Riddell1,12915.17−3.09$12,810
Conservative Duncan Cunningham1,07514.44+6.24$16,838
Green Nedd Kenney2483.33−1.19$190
Total valid votes7,442100.00  
Total rejected ballots330.44
Turnout7,47543.86
Liberal hold Swing −16.72
Change for the Conservatives is based on the results of the Progressive Conservatives.
2000 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
Liberal Nancy Karetak-Lindell 5,32769.01+23.13$35,282
New Democratic Palluq Susan Enuaraq1,41018.26−5.50
Progressive Conservative Mike Sherman6338.20−15.93$6,045
Green Brian Robert Jones3494.52$9,304
Total valid votes7,719100.00  
Total rejected ballots540.69
Turnout7,77354.10
Liberal hold Swing +14.32
1997 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
Liberal Nancy Karetak-Lindell 3,30245.88−23.87$30,212
Progressive Conservative Okalik Eegeesiak1,73724.13+3.54$11,251
New Democratic Hunter Tootoo 1,71023.76+14.10$11,918
Reform John Turner4476.21
Total valid votes7,196100.00  
Total rejected ballots480.66
Turnout7,24459.80
Liberal notional hold Swing −13.70


Nunatsiaq

1993 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Jack Iyerak Anawak 6,68569.79+29.85
Progressive Conservative Leena Evic-Twerdin1,97020.57−2.37
New Democratic Mike Illnik9249.65−23.51
Total valid votes9,579100.00  
Liberal hold Swing +16.11
1988 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Jack Iyerak Anawak 3,35639.94+11.04
New Democratic Peter Kusugak2,78633.15+4.50
Progressive Conservative Sedluk Bryan Pearson1,92822.94−28.52
Independent Richard Inukpak Lee3333.96
Total valid votes8,403100.00  
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +3.27
1984 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Progressive Conservative Thomas Suluk 2,23732.49+24.71
Liberal Robert Kuptana1,99028.90−12.90
New Democratic Rhoda Innuksuk1,97328.65−18.61
Independent Peter Ittinuar 6869.96
Total valid votes6,886100.00  
Progressive Conservative gain from New Democratic Swing +18.80
Independent candidate Peter Ittinuar lost 37.31 percentage points from the 1980 election, when he ran as a New Democrat.
1980 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
New Democratic Peter Ittinuar 2,68847.27+10.99
Liberal James Arvaluk 2,37741.80+15.81
Progressive Conservative Lyle Stevenson4427.77−18.22
Rhinoceros Lloyd Ellsworth1803.17
Total valid votes5,687100.00  
New Democratic hold Swing −2.41
1979 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%
New Democratic Peter Ittinuar 1,96337.74
Liberal Tagak Curley 1,88736.27
Progressive Conservative Abe Okpik 1,35225.99
Total valid votes5,202100.00  
This riding was created from part of Northwest Territories, where New Democrat Wally Firth was the incumbent.

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References

Notes

  1. Statistics Canada: 2011
  2. Statistics Canada: 2011
  3. Madeline Redfern on Nunavut's electoral riding, largest in Canada, CBC, October 8, 2015
  4. Durack: the electorate bigger than many countries still finds it hard to get noticed, The Guardian , 14 May 2016
  5. "2011 National Household Survey Profile - Federal electoral district (2013 Representation Order)". May 8, 2013.
  6. "2011 National Household Survey Profile - Federal electoral district (2013 Representation Order)". May 8, 2013.
  7. "Age (131) and Sex (3) for the Population of Canada, Provinces, Territories and Federal Electoral Districts (2003 Representation Order), 2011 Census". www2.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved November 19, 2012.
  8. "Aboriginal Identity (8), Sex (3) and Age Groups (12) for the Population of Canada, Provinces, Territories and Federal Electoral Districts (2003 Representation Order), 2006 Census - 20% Sample Data". 2.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved November 19, 2012.
  9. "2011 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations | Detailed Mother Tongue (232), Knowledge of Official Languages (5), Age Groups (17A) and Sex (3) for the Population Excluding Institutional Residents of Canada, Provinces, Territories and Federal Electoral Districts (2003 Representation Order), 2011 Census". 2.statcan.gc.ca. October 24, 2012. Retrieved November 19, 2012.
  10. "First Official Language Spoken (7), Detailed Language Spoken Most Often at Home (232), Age Groups (17A) and Sex (3) for the Population Excluding Institutional Residents of Canada, Provinces, Territories and Federal Electoral Districts (2003 Representation Order), 2011 Census". 2.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved November 19, 2012.
  11. "Mother Tongue (269), Knowledge of Official Languages (5), Age (15A) and Sex (3) for the Population Excluding Institutional Residents of Canada, Provinces and Territories and Federal Electoral Districts (2013 Representation Order), 2016 Census - 100% Data". August 2, 2017.
  12. "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 28, 2021.
  13. "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  14. "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 9, 2019.
  15. Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Nunavut, 30 September 2015
  16. Elections Canada – Final Candidates Election Expenses Limits

Coordinates: 73°N91°W / 73°N 91°W / 73; -91 (Nunavut)