5 running for president in Makivik Corporation election

Four candidates are challenging the incumbent — one of whom was a former president of Makivik Corporation.

Current president Jobie Tukkiapik is seeking re-election in a field with 4 other candidates

Jobie Tukkiapik at the CBC studio in Kuujjuaq, Que., in 2015 after his re-election as president of the Makivik Corporation. He's running against four other candidates for the upcoming 2018 election. (Alec Gordon/CBC)

Jobie Tukkiapik is seeking re-election, again, as the president of Makivik Corporation in Nunavik, an organization that represents Inuit across Northern Quebec.

The call for nominations closed on Dec. 1.

Tukkiapik was first elected in 2012, defeating the 14-year incumbent Pita Aatami by just 23 votes. In 2015, he won again with 51 per cent of the vote. 

Four candidates are challenging Tukkiapik in the upcoming Jan. 18 election. 

Senator Charlie Watt Sr. is running for the spot again — he was the founding president of Makivik from 1978 to 1982, and was president again in 1988.

Alasie Saggiak Arngak, Lucy Grey and Jackie Williams are also vying for presidency.

Advanced polls open Jan. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at local Northern Village offices. Election day polls open Jan. 18. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


  • A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Charlie Watt had retired from the Senate.
    Jan 19, 2018 11:09 AM CT