Candidate profile: Mary Beckett (NDP)

(Francis Tessier-Burns/CKLB)

Mary Beckett is the NDP’s candidate for the upcoming federal election, and the first of CKLB’s candidate profiles. Beckett has lived in Inuvik for 35 years and has spent most of that time helping individuals and small businesses grow.

She spoke with Francis Tessier-Burns on bringing a green economy to the NWT, cost of living and land claims, among other issues.

The federal election will be on October 21. Keep an eye out for CKLB’s ongoing candidate profiles until then.

About the Author

Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to