1999 Nunavut general election

February 15, 1999 2004 →

19 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut

(New office)

Paul Okalik

The 1999 Nunavut general election was the first general election in the territory and was held on 15 February 1999,[2] to elect the members of the 1st Legislative Assembly of Nunavut.

Although Nunavut did not become a territory until 1 April 1999 the election was held early to enable the members to assume their duties on that date.

The territory operates on a consensus government system with no political parties; the premier is subsequently chosen by and from the MLAs[clarification needed].

Paul Okalik was chosen to be Premier of Nunavut.[3]


District Member [4]
Akulliq Ovide Alakannuark
Amittuq Enoki Irqittuq
Arviat Kevin O'Brien
Baker Lake Glenn McLean
Cambridge Bay Kelvin Ng
Hudson Bay Peter Kattuk
Iqaluit Centre Hunter Tootoo
Iqaluit East Ed Picco
Iqaluit West Paul Okalik
Kugluktuk Donald Havioyak
Nanulik James Arvaluk
Nattilik Uriash Puqiqnak
Pangnirtung Peter Kilabuk
Quttiktuq Levi Barnabas
Rankin Inlet North Jack Anawak
Rankin Inlet South/Whale Cove Manitok Thompson
South Baffin Olayuk Akesuk
Tunnuniq Jobie Nutarak
Uqqummiut David Iqaqrialu

See also


  1. ^ "Annual Report 2013-2014". Elections Nunavut. Retrieved 20 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Nunavut - Canadian Confederation". Library and Archives Canada. Archived from the original on 2006-12-01. Retrieved 2006-12-05.
  3. ^ "The Election of Nunavut's First Legislative Assembly". Canadian Parliamentary Review. Retrieved 2006-12-05.
  4. ^ "Nunavut Election '99 - Results". CBC Radio. Archived from the original on 2006-10-29. Retrieved 2006-12-05.