Phoebe Palluq Hainnu
Constituency Profile: The Uqqummiut electoral Constituency covers some of the most forbidding land in Nunavut - the spires, fiords and icecaps of eastern Baffin Island. In the north of the riding is Clyde River (pop. 785), while 350 kilometers down the coast is Qikiqtarjuaq (pop. 519). Both communities are almost exclusively Inuit, and subsistence practices remain strong. In Qikiqtarjuaq, residents profit from sport hunting and from tourism associated with nearby Auyuittuq National Park. A commercial clam fishery provides income for about 10 local divers. Clyde River is one of Nunavut's fastest-growing communities, and housing is thus in short supply. Neither Clyde River nor Qikiqtarjuaq is "decentralized," and territorial jobs are rare.
Political History: The impish, extroverted David Iqaqrialu won this seat handily in 1999, upsetting incumbent Tommy Enuaraq. With all three candidates hailing from Clyde River, Iqaqrialu's secret was shoring up the Qikiqtarjuaq vote: He won nearly 60 per cent of the ballots in that community. Voter turnout in this Constituency has been low to moderate.
|David Iqaqrialu||232 (42.80%)|
|Tommy Enuaraq||187 (34.50%)|
|Pauloosie Paniloo||123 (22.69%)|
|Tommy Enuaraq||294 (30.25%)|
|Lootie Toomasie||186 (19.14%)|
|Sakiasie Sowdlooapik||152 (15.64%)|
|Rebecca Mike||197 (26.34%)|
|Pauloosie Paniloo||110 (14.71%)|
|Ipeelee Kilabuk||103 (13.77%)|
|Voter turnout||71.37% (second lowest in Nunavut)|
*Prior to 1999, Qikiqtarjuaq and Clyde River were part of the N.W.T.'s Baffin Central electoral Constituency, which included the community of Pangnirtung.