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Vote for Health
Choose a future where we stop cancer before it starts.
Cancer cases are poised to increase by 60% in the Northwest Territories within the next 15 years. The territorial government will face a significant challenge in managing this increase, which will largely be a result of our rapidly aging population.
That being said, about half of all cancers can be prevented by creating healthy public policies and supporting Canadians in making healthier choices.
The Canadian Cancer Society believes the Government of the Northwest Territories must take the lead on helping to stop cancer before it starts. As such, the Society will be educating all candidates throughout the duration of this campaign on important health issues as they relate to cancer.
To make a significant impact in the fight for life, the Society is urging candidates to support the development of a comprehensive tobacco reduction strategy to reduce tobacco use in the Northwest Territories and protect our children from dangerous second-hand smoke.
We are also surveying candidates to ask for their stance on 2 policies that should be cornerstones of an effective comprehensive tobacco reduction strategy:
- smoke-free outdoor spaces where children play
- smoke-free vehicles carrying children
See how the candidates responded. These results will help you Vote for Health on November 23.
You can make change happen
Changing public policy is one of the most effective ways to prevent cancer. That’s why the Canadian Cancer Society advocates for things like tougher tobacco-use regulations.
But we can’t do it alone. We need you to speak up for health. We need you to Vote for Health.
Tell your candidates to make cancer prevention a priority. Vote for a government that is up for the challenge. You can learn more about the importance of smoke-free vehicles and smoke-free outdoor public spaces below.
Disclaimer: The Canadian Cancer Society is a non-partisan, charitable organization. We do not support or endorse candidates or political parties at any level of government. All candidates running in the Northwest Territories election were invited to participate in our 2015 Vote for Health campaign by completing a survey. Candidates were given equal opportunity to consult with the Canadian Cancer Society before providing comment or responding to the survey. Participation in Vote for Health is voluntary and all responses provided were given of the candidate’s own volition.
Question 1: Smoking in vehicles carrying children (Q1: Cars)
If elected, will you support legislation that bans smoking in vehicles carrying children?
Question 2: Smoking in parks and playgrounds (Q2: Parks)
If elected, will you support legislation that bans smoking in select outdoor areas, particularly where children and youth play, such as parks and playgrounds?
*A yes or no answer was not provided; see PDF for written response.
|Candidate||Q1: Cars||Q2: Parks||Survey|
|Alfred Moses||did not return survey|
|Arnold Hope||did not return survey|
|Chris Clarke||did not return survey|
|Daniel McNeely||did not return survey|
|David Krutko||did not return survey|
|Desmond Z Loreen||did not return survey|
|Ethel-Jean Gruben||did not return survey|
|Frederick Blake Jr||did not return survey|
|Gregory Nyuli||did not return survey|
|Herbert Nakimayak||no response|
|Jackie Jacobson||did not return survey|
|Jackson Lafferty||did not return survey|
|John Stuart Jr|
|Karen Felker||did not return survey|
|Lyle Fabian||did not return survey|
|Michael J. Miltenberger|
|Michael Nadli||did not return survey|
|Norman Snowshoe||did not return survey|
|Paul Andrew||did not return survey|
|Randy Sibbeston||did not return survey|
|Richard Edjericon||did not return survey|
|Robert Kuptana||did not return survey|
|Robert C. McLeod|
|Robert R. McLeod|
|Rocky (R.J.) Simpson|
|Ronald Bonnetrouge||did not return survey|
|William Firth||did not return survey|