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Nunavut election gets underway as federal race wraps – Nunatsiaq News

Sep 21, 2021

The race to elect Nunavut’s next legislative assembly got underway Monday, just as the federal election campaign was winding down, with some prominent public figures clarifying where they’re going to run.

P.J. Akeeagok, the former president of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, is running to be the next MLA for Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu — a seat made vacant when its former representative, Pat Angnakak, resigned to run as the Liberal candidate in Monday’s federal election. Angnakak lost to the NDP’s Lori Idlout, an Iqaluit lawyer.

Iqaluit deputy mayor Janet Brewster, who took a leave of absence from her city duties, is running to be the MLA for Iqaluit-Sinaa.

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