Northwest Territories

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Election Results: The winners of each riding are bolded. The premier of the Northwest Territories is still to be determined.
Nomination Deadline: September 9, 2011

Territorial Election: October 3, 2011

The territorial election in the Northwest Territories is different from most other provincial/territorial elections in Canada in that there are no political parties, and the election is held once every four years. The Northwest Territories are run by a Legislative Assembly that functions similarly to a provincial legislature.

Nineteen members elected from nineteen electoral districts make up the Legislative Assembly. These members vote in a secret ballot in order to elect the premier. They operate under a consensus system. In order to become premier, a member of the Legislative Assembly must gain a majority of the votes of the other members. Six Ministers and a Speaker are also elected from the group to become the Executive Council, or the Cabinet. The remaining members still play an important role.

For more information on the Government of the Northwest Territories.

Currently, the premier of the Northwest Territories is Floyd Roland.

Kindergarten in the Northwest Territories are under the Department of Education, Culture and Employment. Kindergarten can be full-day or part-day, and all regulated child care is non-profit.

Candidates by electoral district

Some candidates have provided responses to the Northwest Territories Teacher's Association's candidate questionnaire. These are linked below.

Deh Cho

Michael McLeod
Michael Nadli

Hay River North
Robert Bouchard

Roy (Slim) Courtoreille

Beatrice Emily Lepine

Hay River South
Jane Groenewegen
Response to questions from NWTTA

Marc Miltenberger

Inuvik Boot Lake

Grant Gowans
Candidate Website

Chris Larocque
Alfred Moses
Response to questions from NWTTA

"Any funding that can be allocated to helping children learn and also assist educators with professional development and resources is a priority."

>>See answer to question 2.

Paul Voudrach

Inuvik Twin Lakes
Robert. C. Mcleod

Mackenzie Delta

Taig Connell

Glenna Hansen

Eugene A. Pascal

Joanne Mary Clark
Frederick Blake Jr

Kevin Menicoche

Bertha Norwegian

Jackson Lafferty

Bertha Rabesca Zoe


Eddie T. Dillon
Jackie Jacobson


Rocky E. Norwegian
Norman Yakeleya


Peter Martselos

Jeannie Marie-Jewell
J. Michael Miltenberger
Response to questions from NWTTA

Tu Nedhe
Tom Beaulieu

Frame Lake
Wendy Bisaro

Candidate Platform: No longer available, candidate has retired

Bernard LeBlanc
Response to questions from NWTTA

Duff Spence


Great Slave
Glen Abernethy

Candidate Platform: Vision for the 17th Assembly
Response to questions from NWTTA

Patrick Scott

Candidate Platform: My Vision for the NWT

"It's time for an action plan on daycare. Living costs require two working parents. Parents deserve affordable and accessible daycare."
Response to questions from NWTTA

Kam Lake

Victor Mecredi
Dave Ramsay

Darwin Rudkevitch

Bryan Sutherland

Range Lake
Daryl Dolynny

Candidate Platform: Ensuring our Future

"Provide more support to early childhood development programs that encourage educational excellence and help working families with heavy child care costs."

Beaton Mackenzie

Norman Smith

David Wasylciw


Mark Bogan
Response to questions from NWTTA
Bob Bromley

Candidate Platform: Priorities

"Focus on early childhood development, adequate child care, literacy, lifelong learning and recreation."
Response to questions from NWTTA

"Providing students with great potential through early childhood development prior to education system is the best support at this time."

>>See answer to question 3.

Yellowknife Centre
Robert Hawkins

"Here is how I have been taking action on education... to support stable funding options for Daycare Operations... better investment i n Early Childhood Education Programs"
Response to questions from NWTTA

Arlene Hache
Response to questions from NWTTA:

"Strategies that ensure children are prepared for school is important as is family support initiatives that address factors that negatively affect children's ability to succeed in school and in life."

>>See answer to question 3.

Yellowknife South
Bob McLeod
Response to questions from NWTTA

NGO positions and campaign materials

Questions to Candidates

Northwest Territories Teacher's Association, 15 Sep 2011

Answers from Candidates

Northwest Territories Teacher's Association, Sep 2011

News articles

Candidates seek voter support in the Nahendeh

The Northern News Services, 22 Sep 2011

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