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GN schedules Tununiq byelection for September

A byelection will be held for the Tununiq seat in Pond Inlet on Sept. 16, the Government of Nunavut announced Thursday.

The seat became vacant with the death of MLA Joe Enook in March. Enook first assumed the seat in a 2011 byelection. He was re-elected in 2013 and again in 2017.

Premier Joe Savikataaq

“The timing of the byelection will ensure that the people of Pond Inlet are represented in their legislative assembly during the upcoming fall sitting,” Premier Joe Savikataaq stated.

It will not be in time for the spring sitting of the assembly, however, which is scheduled for late May/early June.

The writ for the byelection is expected to be issued on Aug. 12, 2019. Detailed information for potential candidates will be issued by Elections Nunavut in coming weeks, according to the GN.