The 4th Nunavut Legislature began after the 2013 general election on October 29. The election returned 20 of the 22 non-partisan members, with the results in two seats pending judicial recounts or follow-up by-elections due to a tied result on election day.[1] After the official recount held November 5, 2013, the district of Rankin Inlet South was found to be still tied and Uqqummiut was won by two votes.[2]

4th Legislature
Consensus parliament
Parliament leaders
PremierPeter Taptuna
Members22 seats
MonarchElizabeth II
CommissionerNellie Kusugak
Edna Elias

Change of premier

After the election the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut met to select a new premier of Nunavut. Incumbent premier Eva Aariak was defeated in her district on election day,[1] although she had already indicated that she did not wish to stand for a second term as premier.[3]

Membership in the 4th assembly

A list of members returned in the 2013 general election and subsequent deferred elections.

Members elected in October 2013

Riding Member
Aggu Paul Quassa
Aivilik Steve Mapsalak
Amittuq George Qulaut
Arviat North-Whale Cove George Kuksuk
Arviat South Joe Savikataaq
Baker Lake Simeon Mikkungwak
Cambridge Bay Keith Peterson
Gjoa Haven Tony Akoak
Hudson Bay Allan Rumbolt
Iqaluit-Manirajak Monica Ell-Kanayuk
Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu Pat Angnakak
Iqaluit-Sinaa Paul Okalik
Iqaluit-Tasiluk George Hickes
Kugluktuk Peter Taptuna
Netsilik Jeannie Ugyuk
Pangnirtung Johnny Mike
Quttiktuq Isaac Shooyook
Rankin Inlet North-Chesterfield Inlet Tom Sammurtok
Rankin Inlet South Alexander Sammurtok
South Baffin David Joanasie
Tununiq Joe Enook
Uqqummiut Samuel Nuqingaq

Membership changes

Nuqingaq was expelled from the legislature on October 24, 2014, after repeatedly engaging in disorderly and inappropriate conduct,[4] vacating Uqqummiut and resulting in a by-election which was held on February 9, 2015. The by-election was won by Pauloosie Keyootak.[5]

Ugyuk, who was chosen as the Family Services Minister, lost a non-confidence vote on November 7, 2015, during a leadership review of the cabinet. As a result of the non-confidence vote a motion was made to remove Ugyuk from cabinet.[6] On November 9, prior to discussion on the motion, Ugyuk resigned both from cabinet and as MLA and the motion was withdrawn.[7] A by-election was held in February 2016, and was won by Emiliano Qirngnuq.[8]