Patrick Scott, business owner and PhD, is declaring his candidacy for MLA of the Great Slave riding. His platform has a focus on the enthronement and social issues. He ran in Great Slave in 2011 but lost to Glen Abernethy. Brendan Burke / NNSL photo

Patrick Scott, PhD and business owner, has declared his candidacy for the constituency of Great Slave.

Scott has worked as a workers adviser for the WSCC, in media with the CBC, in community development with World Vision Canada and in negotiations with the GNWT (Tlicho Claim) and the Dehcho First Nations.

His platform notes a focus on tackling climate change for the preservation of natural resources, developing a diverse and sustainable economy and support for single parents.

He also expresses support for multilingual programs for students, developing affordable housing, mentoring the homeless and supporting cultural revitalization.

Scott has been a resident in NWT since 1975 and is a father of eight.

He has lived in three of the NWT’s regional centres, Fort Simpson, Behchoko and Yellowknife. He also holds a PhD focusing in oral traditions.

Patrick Scott ran against Glen Abernethy, who has declared he has not running again, in 2011, losing by 210 votes.

Now he will be running against engineer Katrina Nokleby.

Visit the NNSL Elections coverage page for the latest on the upcoming territorial elections on Oct. 1

Brett McGarry

Brett McGarry came to Yellowknife in early 2019 after graduating from Humber College with an advanced diploma in journalism. After covering city council and local business as a reporter, Brett is now an...

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