14th Northwest Territories general election

The Northwest Territories general election, 1979 was the 14th general election in the Northwest Territories history. The election took place on October 1, 1979.

Twenty Two members were elected to the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly. In 1980 George Braden would become the first Premier of the Northwest Territories since Frederick Haultain in 1905. However he was retro-actively given the title in 1994.

Election summary[]

Election summary [1] # of candidates Popular vote
Incumbent New # %
Elected candidates 4 17 ? ?
Acclaimed candidates ? 1
Defeated candidates        
Total   12,586 100%
Turnout 62.1%

Members of the Legislative Assembly elected[]

For complete electoral history, see individual districts

9th Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly
District Member
Baffin Central James Arreak
Baffin South Joe Arlooktoo
Central Arctic Kane Tologanak
Foxe Basin Mark Evaloarjuk
Frobisher Bay Dennis Patterson
Great Slave East Robert Sayine
Hay River Donald Morton Stewart
High Arctic Ludy Pudluk
Hudson Bay Moses Appaqaq
Inuvik Tom Butters
Keewatin North William Noah
Keewatin South Tagak Curley
Mackenzie Delta Richard Nerysoo
Mackenzie Great Bear Peter Fraser
Mackenzie-Laird Nick Sibbeston
Pine Point Bruce McLaughlin
Rae-Lac La Martre James Wah-Shee
Slave River Arnold McCallum
Western Arctic Nellie Cournoyea
Yellowknife Centre Robert H. MacQuarrie
Yellowknife North George Braden
Yellowknife South Lynda Sorenson


  1. ^ Dickerson, Mark. Whose North?: Political Change, Political Development, and Self-Government in the Northwest Territories. UBC Press. p. 118. ISBN 0-7748-0418-1.