NORTHWEST TERRITORIES VOTES 2007

District Profiles

DISTRICT: YELLOWKNIFE - WELEDEH
CandidateVote ShareElected
BROMLEY, Bob 43.2% X
MORIN, Carol 2.8%
SANGRIS, Jonas 20.2%
WONG, Andy 33.8%
October 1, 11:11:52 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 - Weledeh


Candidates:
BROMLEY, Bob
MORIN, Carol
SANGRIS, Jonas
WONG, Andy

Current MLA:

Joe Handley, premier; minister responsible for aboriginal affairs and intergovernmental relations and minister responsible for the N.W.T. Housing Corp.


District Profile:

Weledeh is the territory's most diverse district, encompassing the Yellowknives Dene enclaves of N'Dilo and Dettah, the cabins along the Ingraham Trail, the tiny shacks of the Woodyard, the mansions of Latham Island, and much of the bustling downtown core. 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.:
External link opens in a new window Yellowknife - Weledeh [PDF, 1.1MB]
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Political History:

Expect a roster of new contenders in Weledeh this fall: Premier and incumbent MLA Joe Handley announced on Aug. 15, 2007, that he would not seek re-election. Handley kept his seat by acclamation in the 2003 election. He was first elected in 1999, unseating incumbent MLA Roy Erasmus.
Before 1999, the Yellowknife North district covered the territory that now comprises the Weledeh and Great Slave districts. Voter turnout in Yellowknife is usually the lowest in the territory, but this district is an exception: turnout in the 1999 election was 77 per cent.

 



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