Wait, wait, wait...! Akimiski Island is part of Nunavut?!
Looking it up here, it's a remnant of how Canada expanded. When it purchased Rupert's Land (originally defined as the entirety of the Hudson Bay watershed) from the Hudson's Bay Company in 1870, it turned that giant territory that expanded from Ungava to Yukon into the Northwest Territory, including the islands of James Bay (including Akimiski). Later, Ontario and Quebec were expanded dramatically so now they had the coastline of Hudson Bay and James Bay, but only the mainland of the Northwest Territory was transferred into Ontario's and Quebec's jurisdiction, and so the Northwest Territories continued to include the islands of James Bay. In 1999, in the Nunavut Act which divided the territory from the Northwest Territories, "the islands in Hudson Bay, James Bay and Ungava Bay that [were] not within Manitoba, Ontario or Quebec " were included within it, which thus gave Nunavut the island of Akimiski purely due to geographic convenience.So why on Earth is Akimiski part of the jurisdiction on Nunavut when it's so far away from Nunavut and the only people who ever visit the place are from Ontario?!
The DLP winning Gordon is because the incumbent Liberal MLA (no shit) forgot to hand in his nomination papers on time. The party decided to make the best of a bad situation and officially endorsed the DLP candidate, giving them their only-ever seat in NSW.