Election Notebook

All-candidates debates

Two all-candidate meetings are scheduled in Yellowknife this week.

On Tuesday, candidates have been invited to the Tree of Peace friendship centre at 7 p.m. The following evening, candidates will meet at 7 p.m. at the United Church for a meeting sponsored by Alternatives North.

The Deh Gat Got'ie Dene Council is hosting a debate Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Fort Providence community hall.

The candidates will be grilled on their views on aboriginal issues and concerns in Deh Cho. MLA Sam Gargan, Deh Cho Grand Chief Gerald Antoine and Metis Nation president Gary Bohnet are also expected to attend.

Spending limits

Elections Canada last week released the list of spending limits for individual candidates.

Each candidate in Nunavut will be allowed to spend $51,118, while those in the Western Arctic can spend no more than $57,455. While limits in most ridings are based on the number of voters, the Northern ridings are adjusted upwards to take into account the size and low population density.

Spending limits for each of the nationally-registered parties should be available later this week.