Nina Idlout officially won the seat of Nunavut’s MP after September’s federal election. She beat her Liberal candidate Pat Angnakak, who received 36% of the vote, and Conservative candidate Laura Mackenzie who got 17% of the vote, compared to Idlout’s 48%.

On election night, Idlout promised to make sure issues she heard on the campaign trail would be heard by her NDP colleagues and the federal government. Housing was at the top of her agenda for the North. She also hopes to shift the balance of power in the relationship between the federal government and Nunavut.

“I will be a voice for Nunavummiut and I will work very hard for Nunavummiut,””Up to this point, Nunavummiut, Indigenous Canadians, basically are begging for more resources, begging for more services,” she said.

Read the full press release and newspaper section from the CBC here.