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CBC Tausunni to Host NTI Elections All Candidates Forum

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(March 12, 2008 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) NTI Elections Chief Returning Officer Adamee Itorcheak today announced that CBC Radio will host an all candidates forum phone-in show on Tausunni for the nominees running for president and vice-president of finance in the upcoming NTI Elections, scheduled for March 18, 2008.

Candidates running for vice-president of finance will air live on Tausunni Thursday, Mar. 13 from 1:30-3 p.m. EDT. Candidates running for president will air live on Tausunni the following day, Friday, Mar. 14 from 1:30-3 p.m. Callers can call 1-888-896-4135 or from Iqaluit 979-6151 with their questions for candidates.

Competing for the position of president is Mickey Akavak, Jack Anawak, Paul Kaludjak, and Abraham Tagalik. Competing for the position of vice-president of finance is Jayko Aloolloo, James T. Arreak, and Raymond Ningeocheak.

The position of president is a four-year term, while the position of vice-president of finance is a two-year term. Eligible voters can cast their ballots on Voting Day, March 18, 2008 until 7 p.m. local time. Proxy forms are also available. Inuit who are Canadian citizens, 16 years of age or older and enrolled or eligible to enroll under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement can vote in the upcoming election.

For further information:


www.tunngavik.com