Nunatsiaq Online
COMMENTARY January 10, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Legal Ease, Jan. 6

Domestic Assault

JAMES MORTON

Probably the most common crime I see is some type of domestic assault.

Whether it is a shove, a push or a nasty beating, some physical abuse between life partners commonly comes to charges by the RCMP and then a court case.

What makes domestic assault different from other assaults is that it...

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COMMENTARY December 21, 2016 - 1:10 pm

Legal Ease, Dec. 21

The dangers of holiday drinking

JAMES MORTON

It’s nearly Christmas and it’s a time for parties and happy times with friends and family. Every year Christmas brings joy and spiritual renewal but also, sadly, problems.



Unfortunately, it’s also a time when people tend to overindulge and drink too much. And when people drink too much they...

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COMMENTARY December 14, 2016 - 1:10 pm

Legal Ease, Dec. 14

Should you talk to the police?

JAMES MORTON

The criminal lawyer’s default position is always “no” and there is much to be said for that.

As we have all seen on television, anything you say can be used against you in court later, if you are charged with an offence.

There is an old lawyers’ saying: “more men are hanged by their tongues than...

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COMMENTARY December 06, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Legal Ease, Dec. 6

Sentence Appeals

JAMES MORTON

It’s the end of a criminal trial and you have been convicted.  The judge gave a sentence and you don’t think it’s fair.  Can you appeal and get a different sentence?

Maybe.

If you want a lower sentence, you must convince the appeal court that the sentence is “unfit” or unreasonable.

Judges have...

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COMMENTARY December 05, 2016 - 1:10 pm

What you need to know about sudden infant death syndrome

A message from the Qikiqtani Medical Association

SPECIAL TO NUNATSIAQ NEWS

QIKIQTANI MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

The doctors of the Qikiqtani Medical Association would like to share the following information with Nunavummiut.

What is sudden infant death syndrome?

Sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, is considered a possible cause of death when a baby under the age of one...

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