Nunavut candidates to appear in forums hosted by CBC, Uvagut TV
NDP’s Lori Idlout and Liberal candidate Pat Angnakak have confirmed participation
There are two opportunities to hear Nunavut’s federal candidates debate before election day.
Uvagut TV will broadcast a candidates’ forum Wednesday at 8 p.m., while CBC Nunavut will host a forum Thursday at 1 p.m.
Three candidates are running to fill the spot left vacant by departing NDP MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq: Lori Idlout for the NDP, Laura MacKenzie for the Conservatives and Pat Angnakak for the Liberals.
Angnakak and Idlout have confirmed their participation in both events. MacKenzie did not respond to a query by Nunatsiaq News. Representatives from Uvagut TV say she has not yet confirmed her participation.
MacKenzie is listed as a participant on CBC Nunavut’s website for its election forum.
Wednesday’s discussion on Uvagut TV will be facilitated by Paul Quassa and can be viewed through a livestream on the channel’s website. Viewers can also watch on TV.
Those interested in submitting questions can do so through social media by retweeting Uvagut TV’s post here.
Federal candidates will then join the CBC Nunavut election forum the following day, where they will be asked questions by host Myna Ishulutak in a two-hour, Inuktitut-only show.
The forum will air on CBC Nunavut’s Facebook page and over the radio on CBC North Radio One. The forum can also be streamed with simultaneous English interpretation on CBC Nunavut’s website.
Questions for the candidates can be submitted by calling CBC’s talkback line.