August 25, 2016 - 11:45 am
Legal Ease, Aug. 24
Limits of the Law
The law does not deal with everything.
And that’s a good thing — one definition of a totalitarian state is a place where everything is prescribed — from what you say, to what you think, to where you live and what you do in your spare time.
In Canada most things are not governed in a prescriptive...
August 18, 2016 - 11:45 am
Making Nunavut work, when mining slows down
“There is a tremendous need for Northerners as active partners, researchers, environmental monitors and stewards”
SPECIAL TO NUNATSIAQ NEWS
Economic development in the Arctic is an ongoing challenge.
People in the Arctic regions of Canada, Greenland and Alaska are mostly dependent on the government, the mining industry or oil and gas extraction for employment and generating income.
But many are also involved in...
August 15, 2016 - 4:00 pm
Legal Ease, Aug. 15
“It was an accident!”
Suppose I am out hunting with my brother. At some point I shoot him.
In the first case I don’t mean to shoot him and I was aiming the gun at, say, a caribou.
In the second case I took careful aim at my brother and killed him.
Am I guilty of homicide in both cases?
No. In the first case it was...
August 11, 2016 - 4:00 pm
Legal Ease, Aug. 11
Everyone is entitled to be free from bullying and discrimination at work. That includes freedom from sexual harassment.
Your job should never depend on agreeing to a sexual relationship of any sort with anyone.
Sexual harassment is a type of discrimination based on sex. Sexual harassment...
August 11, 2016 - 8:30 am
Let’s put out the welcome mat for exploration and mining investment
“Is our investment not welcome in Nunavut?”
General Manager, Nunavut
NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines
All contracts are based on “consideration,” that is, something of value is given in return for a performance or a promise of a performance by another.
You pay for a product or service, and expect something in return. That...
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