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Voting Day February 16, 2004  
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 CONSTITUENCIES: Amittuq
Candidate Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Louis Taparjuk 277 39.63% X
Solomon Allurut 176 25.18%
Paul Haulli 90 12.88%
Enoki Irqittuq 90 12.88%
Levi Kaunak 66 9.44%
 Last Update Tue Feb 17 1:06:32 EST 2004 3 of 3 polls reporting
Amittuq

Candidates:

Solomon Allurut
Enoki Irqittuq
Louis Taparjuk
Paul Haulli
Levi Qaunaq

Current MLA:

Enoki Irqittuq

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.
1999   
Enoki Irqittuq:   251 (33.03%)
Mark Evaloarjuk:   210 (27.63%)
Solomon Allurut:   128 (16.84%)
Voter turnout    85.11%)

1995*  
Mark Evaloarjuk:   308 (31.82%)
Caleb Sangoya:   304 (31.40%)
Titus Allooloo:   186 (19.21%)
Voter turnout    68.95% (second lowest in Nunavut)

1991*  
Titus Allooloo:   411 (47.13%)
Lucassi Ivvalu:   237 (27.18%)
Enoki Irqittuq:   224 (25.69%)
Voter turnout    77.31%
*Prior to 1999, this electoral Constituency included the community of Pond Inlet.




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