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Encyclopedia > List of Northwest Territories general elections

This is a list of territorial elections in the Northwest Territories, Canada since 1870. The Northwest Territories operates on a consensus government using the First Past the Post electoral system. The territory does not presently recognize political parties. Image File history File links ElectionsNWTLogo. ... Motto: None Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Yellowknife Largest city Yellowknife Commissioner Tony Whitford Premier Joe Handley (Consensus government - no party affiliations) Area 1,346,106 km² (3rd) Land 1,183,085 km² Water 163,021 km² (12. ... 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Consensus government is a system of government which does not elect members of political parties but rather rule based on consensus. ... The first-past-the-post electoral system is a voting system for single-member districts, variously called first-past-the-post (FPTP or FPP), winner-take-all, plurality voting, or relative majority. ...

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Voting and consensus government

The Northwest Territories elects members to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories under a non-partisan system known as consensus government. The election only decides who represents each district. The newly elected members of the assembly convine after the election to vote amongst themselves to decide which members become part of the Executive Council. This system of government has evolved in the Northwest Territories since 1870. The Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, Canada, is located in Yellowknife. ... Partisan may refer to: A member of a lightly-equipped irregular military force formed to oppose control of an area by a foreign power or by an army of occupation. ... Consensus government is a system of government which does not elect members of political parties but rather rule based on consensus. ... An Executive Council in Commonwealth constitutional practice based on the Westminster system exercizes executive power and is the top tier of a government led by a Governor-General, Governor, Lieutenant-Governor or Administrator (all governors). Until the advent of responsible government, Executive Councils existed primarily to advise the governor of...


The voting method to elect members is the First Past the Post electoral system. Voters under this system pick the top candidate by the number of votes cast regardless of the percent of votes earned by a candidate. With a few historical exceptions all electoal districts in the Northwest Territories are represented by a single member. First Past the Post has been used since the first election in 1881. Elections NWT is the independent regulatory body in charge of overseeing elections. The first-past-the-post electoral system is a voting system for single-member districts, variously called first-past-the-post (FPTP or FPP), winner-take-all, plurality voting, or relative majority. ... An electoral district (or riding) is a geographically-based constituency upon which Canadas representative democracy is based. ... Elections NWT is the regulatory body that overseas the territorial elections and plebiscites that occur in Northwest Territories, Canada. ...


History

The Northwest Territories has been through a number of distinct changes in how the territory is governed and how government has been selected. These changes have coincided with several major boundary changes since the Government of Canada acquired the territory in 1870. From 1869 to 1876 the Northwest Territories was run by an interim government, first led by lieutenant-governor William McDougall, and a council appointed by Ottawa. This council was governed under the Temporary Government of Rupert's Land Act, 1869 and the Manitoba Act, 1870 The council itself sat in Manitoba and was made up of Members of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly. Motto: None Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Yellowknife Largest city Yellowknife Commissioner Tony Whitford Premier Joe Handley (Consensus government - no party affiliations) Area 1,346,106 km² (3rd) Land 1,183,085 km² Water 163,021 km² (12. ... System of government Canada is a constitutional monarchy as a Commonwealth Realm (see Monarchy in Canada) with a federal system of parliamentary government, and strong democratic traditions. ... There have been several people called William McDougall For the Canadian politician, see William McDougall (politician) For the British psychologist, see William McDougall (psychologist) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Glorious and free) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Area 647,797 km² (8th) Land 553,556 km² Water 64,241 km² (14. ... The Legislative Assembly of Manitoba is located in central Winnipeg, at the meeting point of the Wolseley and Fort Rouge ridings. ...


In 1876 the Temporary Council was dissolved and a new council was appointed under the Northwest Territories Act. Members could be elected to join the council if an area of 1000 square miles had 1000 inhabitants. The first such electoral district was created in 1881. According to the Act, when the council reached twenty members, it would gain control of territorial affairs from the crown. The Council achieved this requirement in 1886. The council was renamed to an assembly and was dissolved in 1888. Twelve elections to rotate and elect members to new districts were held during the period between 1876 and 1888.


Five general elections would occur between 1888 to 1905, as the territories underwent significant growth. After the fourth general election in 1898, the territories experienced a short lived period of partisan politics that led to the Northwest Territories Liberal-Conservative Party being elected in the fifth general election, in 1902, and lasted into 1905. The government between in this period was made of members from the populated regions in the south. No members from the Arctic region would sit in government until 1947. In 1905, Alberta and Saskatchewan were carved out of the Northwest Territories. As a result, the population dropped from approx 160,000 to 17,000, of which 16,000 were aboriginal and had no right to vote under Canadian law. The government of the Northwest Territories defaulted back to its 1870 constitutional status, and once again came under federal control. This period of the 2nd council, which governed from Ottawa, lasted from 1905 to 1951. The Northwest Territories Liberal-Conservative Party was a short lived political party in the Northwest Territories, Canada, from 1898-1905. ... Motto: Fortis et Liber (Strong and free) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Area 661,848 km² (6th) Land 642,317 km² Water 19,531 km² (2. ... Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (From many peoples, strength) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Lieutenant Governor Lynda M. Haverstock Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Area 651,036 km² (7th) Land 591,670 km² Water 59,366 km² (9. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ...


In 1951, the 2nd council was dissolved in order to return to elections. Rather than being fully elected body, the Councils and Assemblies were a mix of elected and appointed members. After 1975 the they became fully elected bodies. In 1999 the Northwest Territories underwent one last division as the territory of Nunavut was created out of the eastern half of the territory. Motto: Nunavut Sannginivut (Inuktitut, Nunavut our strength / Our land our strength) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Iqaluit Largest city Iqaluit Commissioner Ann Meekitjuk Hanson Premier Paul Okalik (independent) Area 2,093,190 km² (1st) Land 1,936,113 km² Water 157,077 km² (7. ...


The boundary changes have resulted in a disconnect in four periods of the territorial government. The records of the temporary council falls under the archives of the Manitoba government, while the archives and electoral records of the period of government from 1876 to 1905 were retained by the Saskatchewan government. The archives of the council from 1905 to 1951 are under the Canadian Government who appointed the council from that period.

Elections and Appointed Councils

Date Elections prior to 1888[1]
March 23, 1881 Lorne by-election #1
May 29, 1883 Edmonton by-election
June 5, 1883 Lorne by-election #2
August 13, 1883 Moose Jaw, Regina, Qu'Appelle sub-election
August 31, 1883 Broadview by-election
June 28, 1884 Calgary, Moose Mountain by-election
September 15, 1885 Territory wide sub-election
October 14, 1886 Qu'Apelle by-election #2
July 8, 1886 Moose Mountain by-election #2
July 14, 1886 Calgary, by-election #2
May 24, 1887 Qu'Appelle by-election #3
September 5, 1887 Macleod by-election
Date General elections
June 30, 1888 1st Northwest Territories general election
November 7, 1891 2nd Northwest Territories general election
October 31, 1894 3rd Northwest Territories general election
November 4, 1898 4th Northwest Territories general election
May 21, 1902 5th Northwest Territories general election[2]
September 17, 1951 6th Northwest Territories general election
September 7, 1954 7th Northwest Territories general election
August 19, 1957 8th Northwest Territories general election
September 19, 1960 9th Northwest Territories general election
March 31, 1964 10th Northwest Territories general election
July 4, 1967 11th Northwest Territories general election
December 21, 1970 12th Northwest Territories general election
March 10, 1975 13th Northwest Territories general election
October 1, 1979 14th Northwest Territories general election
November 21, 1983 15th Northwest Territories general election
October 5, 1987 16th Northwest Territories general election
October 15, 1991 17th Northwest Territories general election
October 16, 1995 18th Northwest Territories general election
February 15, 1999 19th Northwest Territories general election
November 24, 2003 20th Northwest Territories general election
Next general election in 2007
Councils of the Northwest Territories
Created Dissolution Council[3]
1870 1876 Temporary Council
1876 1888 1st Council
1905 1951 2nd Council
Changes of seats and electoral districts
Year Appointed Elected Districts
1870[4] 7 - 15[5] 0 0
1872 11 0 0
1876 3 0 0
1878 4 0 0
1881 4 1 1
1883 5 6 6
1884 6 8 8
1885 6 13 11
1886 6 14 11
1888 3 22 19
1891 0 26 25
1894 0 29 29
1898 0 31 31
1902 0 35 35
1905 4 0 0
1921 6 0 0
1939 6 0 1
1951 5 3 3
1954 5 4 4
1967 5 7 7
1970 4 10 10
1975 0 15 15
1979 0 19 19
1983 0 22 22
1991 0 24 24
1999 0 19 19

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July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... 1886 is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... May 24 is the 144th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (145th in leap years). ... 1887 is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years). ... 1887 is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining, and the last day of June. ... 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... The Northwest Territories general election of 1888 was the first general election in the territories history. ... November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... 1891 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The Northwest Territories general election of 1891 was the second general election in the northwest territories history. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining, as the final day of October. ... 1894 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Northwest Territories general election of 1894 held on October 31, 1894. ... November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Northwest Territories general election of 1898 took place on November 4, 1898. ... May 21 is the 141st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (142nd in leap years). ... 1902 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Northwest Territories general election of 1902, occured on May 21, 1902 and was the fifth general election in the history of the Northwest Territories, Canada. ... September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... The Northwest Territories General election of 1951 held on September 17, 1951, was the sixth general election in the Northwest Territories, Canada, and the first since territory since the 1902 election. ... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Northwest Territories general election of 1954 was the seventh general election in the history of the Territories. ... August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Northwest Territories general election, 1957 was the eighth general election in the history of the Northwest Territories. ... September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Northwest Territories general election, of 1960 took place on September 19, 1960. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining, as the final day of March. ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Northwest Territories general election, of 1964 took place on March 31, 1964. ... July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 180 days remaining. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Northwest Territories general election, of 1967 took place on July 4, 1967. ... December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Northwest Territories general election, 1970 took place on December 21, 1970. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in Leap years). ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... The Northwest Territories gneral election, 1975 was the thirteenth general election in the Northwest Territories history. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in Leap years). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... The Northwest Territories general election, 1979 was the fourteenth general election in the Northwest Territories history. ... November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Northwest Territories general election, 1983 was the fifteenth general election in the Northwest Territories history. ... October 5 is the 278th day of the year (279th in Leap years). ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Northwest Territories general election, 1987 was the sixteenth general election in the Northwest Territories history. ... October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in Leap years). ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Northwest Territories general election, 1987 was the seventeenth general election in the Northwest Territories history. ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in Leap years). ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Northwest Territories general election, 1995 was the eighteenth general election in the Northwest Territories history. ... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Northwest Territories general election, 1999 took place on February 15, 1999 and was the nineteenth general election in Northwest Territories history. ... November 24 is the 328th day (329th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2003(MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Northwest Territories, Canada conducted a general election on November 24, 2003, to elect the 19 members of the Legislative Assembly. ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1876 is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The first period the Northwest Territories government, was governed from Manitoba, from 1870 - 1876 under the Manitoba Act and the Temporary Governance Act. ... 1876 is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... This is a list of appointed and elected members of the 1st Council of the Northwest Territories from 1876 - 1888, prior to 1876, members were appointed to the 1st Temporary Council of the Northwest Territories. ... 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... The 2nd Council of the Northwest Territories lasted from 1905 to 1951. ... 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1872 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1876 is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1878 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1881 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1883 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1884 is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar). ... 1885 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1886 is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... 1891 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1894 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1902 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...

Notes

  1. ^  Please see the 1st Northwest Territories Council for election results prior to 1888
  2. ^  The fifth general election was the only general election elected on party lines
  3. ^  Councils listed for years prior and in between general elections. Please see List of Assemblies for other assemblies and councils.
  4. ^  No members sat in Council between 1870 - 1872 and 1905 - 1921.
  5. ^  Provisions existed for appointment from seven to fifteen members of the council in the Temporary Government of Rupert's Land Act.

This is a list of the Northwest Territories Legislative Assemblies dates and legislative sessions from 1870 - present. ...

References

  • ^  Election Results and Dates 1876 - 1905 from Saskatchewan Archives
  • ^  Election Results by party printed in the Calgary Herald various dates May 1902
  • ^  History of Northwest Territories in Confederation
  • ^  Territorial evolution in Canada
  • ^  Temporary Government of Rupert's Land Act, 1869
  • ^  History of the Northwest Territories from the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly
  • ^  Making sense of consensus government CBC Radio clip October 22, 1985

The Calgary Herald is a daily Calgary, Alberta newspaper. ...

See also

Alberta is a province of Canada. ... Saskatchewan is province in Canada. ... The territory of Nunavut, in Canadas arctic which was created in 1999 has had two elections in its short history: Nunavut general election, 1999 Nunavut general election, 2004 Nunavut uses consensus government, which means there are no parties. ... The Yukon Territory is part of Canada. ... This is a list of the premiers and Commissioners who held governing power in the Northwest Territories, Canada. ... Commissioners of the Northwest Territories since 1905. ... This a list of the lieutenant-governors of the Northwest Territories. ... This is a list of the Northwest Territories Legislative Assemblies dates and legislative sessions from 1870 - present. ... This is a list of territory wide Plebiscites that have occured in the Northwest Territories 1982 Northwest Territories Division Plebiscite 1992 Northwest Territories Juristictional Boundaries Plebiscite 1995 Nunavut Capital Plebiscite 1997 Nunavut Equal Representation Plebiscite See also List of Northwest Territories general elections External links Northwest Territories Plebiscite Act ...

External links

  • Government of Northwest Territories
  • Elections Northwest Territories
  • Northwest Territories Elections Act
  • Councils and Assemblies of the Northwest Territories dates and photos from 1951 to present
  • Personnel of the Northwest Territories Assembly 1888 - 1905
Politics of Northwest Territories
Commissioner: Tony Whitford | Former commissioners | Former lieutenant-governors
Deputy Commissioner: Margaret Thom | Former Deputy Commissioners
Premier: Joe Handley | Former premiers
Executive Council (Cabinet)
Legislature: Current members | Former legislatures | Current electoral divisions
Consensus government (1870-1898) (1905-present)
Former Political parties (1898 - 1905): Liberal-Conservative | Liberals | Socialist
Elections: 2003 general election | Past elections | Plebiscites
Current issues: Devolution of provincial powers

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