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Babbler # 2419

posted 09 October 2008 08:32 AM      Profile for asterix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I know that given the lack of a political party system in Nunavut, it's not all that easy to analyze broad political trends in territorial elections.

But given the minor scandal that enveloped Paul Okalik last year (if anyone doesn't know, he called the CEO of the Nunavut Association of Municipalities a "f*cking b*tch" at a trade conference and was rightly censured for it by the legislature and sued by the CEO herself), I do have a couple of questions that I'd like to ask if anybody's familiar enough with Nunavut politics.

To wit:

  • Does that scandal hurt Paul Okalik's chances for re-election in his riding at all, or would that be seen more as a tempest in a teapot that won't damage his standing at all? There's no chance of vote-splitting, since there are only two candidates in Iqaluit West (Okalik and mayor Elisapee Sheutiapik) -- so who's got the edge here?
  • If Okalik loses his riding, are there any guesses as to who might be best positioned to be chosen as the new premier? And even if he is re-elected to the legislature, is he still vulnerable to a challenger for the premiership?

I can't claim to know very much about Nunavut politics, but if we have anybody here who does I'm quite curious nonetheless.

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posted 09 October 2008 10:52 PM      Profile for Malcolm   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
When is the Nunavut election?
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posted 10 October 2008 09:42 AM      Profile for Robo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Nunavut territorial election is on October 27.
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