Three apply to fill vacant seat on Iqaluit city council

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Three people are in the running to fill a vacancy on Iqaluit’s city council.

A seat on opened up in April when former councillor Sheila Flaherty resigned, saying she wants to focus more on her business and other ventures.

The city advertised the vacancy and Lili Weeman, Keith Baines and Kimberly Smith all met its May 27 deadline to apply, according to city spokesperson Geoff Byrne.

Both Weeman and Smith had put their names forward in the call-out for applicants last winter that filled vacancies left by Janet Pitsiulaaq Brewster and John Fawcett.

For the latest appointment, Iqaluit city councillors will follow the same process they did in March when they selected Ookalik Curley and Paul Quassa to fill the two seats, Byrne said.

Each applicant will answer two questions, and councillors will vote via a ranked ballot system. The vote is scheduled to be held June 28.

David Venn, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Nunatsiaq News

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