Constituency Profile: The Amittuq electoral Constituency is centred around Foxe Basin, and takes in land from Baffin Island and from Melville Peninsula on the mainland. The riding's two communities, Igloolik (1,286) and Hall Beach (pop. 609), are less than 80 kilometres apart. Both are predominantly Inuit, and cultural and subsistence practices are strong. Igloolik, as a "decentralized" community, has received nearly 70 Nunavut government jobs, including two dozen with the Department of Sustainable Development. The hamlet is also home to Igloolik Isuma Productions, the film company behind the much-lauded Inuktitut-language movie Atanarjuat. This riding has more voters than any other in Nunavut.
Political History: In the 1999 election, four Igloolik-based candidates - including incumbent MLA Mark Evaloarjuk -- split the Igloolik vote and allowed former Hall Beach mayor Enoki Irqittuq to take the seat. As a regular MLA, Irqittuq has often been a vocal critic of cabinet policy. Voter turnout here has been low to moderate.
|Enoki Irqittuq:||251 (33.03%)|
|Mark Evaloarjuk:||210 (27.63%)|
|Solomon Allurut:||128 (16.84%)|
|Mark Evaloarjuk:||308 (31.82%)|
|Caleb Sangoya:||304 (31.40%)|
|Titus Allooloo:||186 (19.21%)|
|Voter turnout||68.95% (second lowest in Nunavut)|
|Titus Allooloo:||411 (47.13%)|
|Lucassi Ivvalu:||237 (27.18%)|
|Enoki Irqittuq:||224 (25.69%)|