Skip to content

RANDAL SIBBESTON: Nahendeh: Disclosing premier and cabinet vote

Sibbeston, Randal_2018_rgb
This week, NNSL media sent the following question by email to all 58 candidates in the NWT election:

"Currently, MLAs choose Premier and Cabinet in a secret ballot vote. Some northerners have expressed reservations about this practice, calling it undemocratic.

Nahendeh incumbent Shane Thompson publicly declared his choice for Premier.

If elected, will you publicly disclose who you will vote for to be Premier and on Cabinet before the vote in the legislative assembly?"

Randal Sibbeston, MLA candidate for Nahendeh
ANSWER: "No sir I would maintain the discretion of my constituents
preference to the advantage of my constituents."