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LETTERS: Iqaluit June 19, 2014 - 9:44 am

Dumpcano satire does not amuse Iqaluit’s firefighters

"The satirical nature of this product is not something that the IFA would like to be associated with or profit from"

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Outcrop Nunavut designer Will Hopkins displays a #dumpcano T-shirt. Proceeds from their sale will not now go to the Iqaluit Firefighters Association, but to another charity. (FILE PHOTO)
Outcrop Nunavut designer Will Hopkins displays a #dumpcano T-shirt. Proceeds from their sale will not now go to the Iqaluit Firefighters Association, but to another charity. (FILE PHOTO)

On June 12, Nunatsiaq News published a picture of the “Dumpcano” T-shirts produced by Outcrop Nunavut with a caption stating that a portion of the proceeds generated from their sale would be donated to the Iqaluit Firefighters Association .

Outcrop Nunavut had not communicated with the IFA prior to making this statement and publicizing their intentions. The Iqaluit Firefighters Association will not be accepting this donation.

The fire at the landfill is a serious issue in our community that concerns the people of Iqaluit as much as the members of the IFA who are working hard to respond to it.

The satirical nature of this product is not something that the IFA would like to be associated with or profit from.

It is our understanding that Outcrop Nunavut will be donating the proceeds to another local charity.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for its ongoing support of the Iqaluit Fire Department and the Iqaluit Firefighters Association. Please know that we are doing our very best to meet the challenges presented by this difficult situation.

Alex Brisco
President
Iqaluit Firefighters Association



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