District Profiles

CandidateVote ShareElected
ABERNETHY, Glen 43.8% X
BOGAN, Mark 2.7%
HUNT, Christopher 13.4%
MacKENZIE, Beaton 13.2%
RITCHIE, Doug 26.9%
October 1, 10:52:18 PM MT

Disclaimer: Results are rounded off to nearest percentage point. Results are not official until Elections N.W.T. has reviewed the ballot count, which usually takes several days.

Yellowknife - Great Slave

HUNT, Christopher
MacKENZIE, Beaton

Current MLA:

Bill Braden

District Profile:

The Great Slave district reaches along the shore of Yellowknife Bay, taking in the middle- and higher-income residential neighbourhoods of School Draw Ave., as well as several apartment blocks. The territory's largest high school, Sir John Franklin, is in this district. Yellowknife, with a population of 18,700, is the Northwest Territories' capital and by far its largest community.

District Map:
From Elections N.W.T.:
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Political History:

The race in Great Slave is expected to be wide open, as two-term incumbent Bill Braden announced on July 10, 2007, that he would not pursue a third term in office. Braden, a businessman and former newspaper reporter who was first elected MLA in 1999, said he plans to spend more time with family and pursue post-secondary studies in British Columbia.

Braden was the first MLA in the Great Slave district, which was created in 1999, when what was known as the Yellowknife North district was split. He’s had fairly easy victories in the last two elections; in 2003, he had nearly double the votes of Karen Hamre. Voter turnout in the district has been among the lowest in the territory.


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