Hon. Tony Whitford, Speaker of the Assembly
Riding Profile: The Kam Lake riding encompasses a jumble of homes, trailers, apartments, industrial lots and dog-yards at the south end of Yellowknife. It includes the Yellowknife Correctional Centre, N.J. MacPherson School, and St. Joe's Catholic School. It is bounded on the west by Range Lake Rd., on the north by Old Airport and Taylor Rds., and on the south and east by Great Slave Lake. Yellowknife, with a population of 17,913, is the N.W.T.'s capital and by far its largest community.
Political History: Tony Whitford's 1999 win in the newly-created Kam Lake riding was among the most decisive in the territory, as he beat teacher Beaton Mackenzie by more than 500 votes. Whitford had served in the assembly before, originally coming to power in 1988 in a by-election, and then winning the Yellowknife South riding in 1991. Voter turnout in Kam Lake has been among the lowest in the territory.
|Tony Whitford||584 (80.44%)|
|Beaton Mackenzie||74 (10.19%)|
|Steve Petersen||68 (9.37%)|
|Voter turnout||58.6% (third lowest in N.W.T.)|
|Charles Dent||446 (59.31)|
|Rob Roman||135 (17.95%)|
|David McCann||122 (16.22%)|
|Voter turnout||49.4 % (lowest in the N.W.T.)|
|Charles Dent||313 (46.79%)|
|Arlene Hache||214 (31.99%)|
|Noel Montiagano||132 (19.73%)|
|Voter turnout||53.7% (second lowest in the N.W.T.)|
*Prior to 1999, Yellowknife Frame Lake and Yellowknife Kam Lake were encompassed
in a single riding.