Northwest Territories Federal Riding

Geographically one of the largest in the country, the NWT Federal Riding covers 1,346,106 km2.

Across this massive land mass that is the Northwest Territories, the total population is approximately 41,464 and there were some 29,020 registered voters during the 2011 General Election.

There are 11 official languages in the NWT and its population is spread out among the communities of:

  • Sachs Harbour
  • Ulukhaktok
  • Aklavik
  • Tuktoyaktuk
  • Paulatuk
  • Inuvik
  • Fort McPherson
  • Tsiigehtchic
  • Fort Good Hope
  • Colville Lake
  • Norman Wells
  • Deline
  • Tulita
  • Wrigley
  • Nahanni Butte
  • Gameti
  • Wekweti
  • Fort Simpson
  • Jean Marie River
  • Fort Liard
  • Trout Lake
  • Wha Ti
  • Behchoko
  • Fort Providence
  • Yellowknife
  • Dettah
  • N’Dilo
  • Kakisa
  • Enterprise
  • Hay River
  • Hay River Reserve
  • Fort Resolution
  • Fort Smith
  • Lutselk’e
  • Fort Reliance (unofficial)

Official Voting Results – General Election (May 2, 2011)

Northwest Territories (formerly known as Western Arctic)
Candidate Party Vote %
Dennis Bevington New Democratic Party 7,140 45.8
Bonnie Dawson Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada 87 0.6
Joe Handley Liberal Party of Canada 2,872 18.4
Sandy Lee Conservative Party of Canada 5,001 32.1
Eli Purchase Green Party of Canada 477 3.1
Total 15,577 100.00
  • Valid ballots: 15,577
  • Rejected ballots: 78
  • Total ballots cast: 15,655

Official Voting Results – General Election (October 14, 2008)

Northwest Territories (formerly known as Western Arctic)
Candidate Party Vote %
Brendan Bell Conservative Party of Canada 5,146 37.6
Dennis Bevington New Democratic Party 5,669 41.5
Sam Gamble Green Party of Canada 752 5.5
Gabrielle Mackenzie-Scott Liberal Party of Canada 1,858 13.6
Noeline Villebrun First Peoples National Party of Canada 252 1.8
Total 13,677 100.00
  • Valid ballots: 13,677
  • Rejected ballots: 56
  • Total ballots cast: 13,733

Official Voting Results – General Election (January 23, 2006)

Northwest Territories (formerly known as Western Arctic)
Candidate Party Vote %
Alexandre Beaudin Green Party of Canada 338 2.1
Dennis Bevington New Democratic Party 6,802 42.2
Ethel Blondin-Andrew Liberal Party of Canada 5,643 35.0
Richard Edjericon Conservative Party of Canada 3,200 19.8
Jan H. van der Veen Independent 149 0.9
Total 16,132 100.00
  • Valid ballots: 16,132
  • Rejected ballots: 54
  • Total ballots cast: 16,186

Official Voting Results – General Election (June 28, 2004)

Northwest Territories (formerly known as Western Arctic)
Candidate Party Vote %
Dennis Bevington New Democratic Party 5,264 39.1
Ethel Blondin-Andrew Liberal Party of Canada 5,317 39.5
Sean Mandeville Conservative Party of Canada 2,314 17.2
Chris O’Brien Green Party of Canada 583 4.3
Total 13,478 100.00
  • Valid ballots: 13,478
  • Rejected ballots: 68
  • Total ballots cast: 13,546