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COMMENTARY September 14, 2016 - 1:10 pm

Legal Ease, Sept. 14

Reasonable Doubt and O.J.

JAMES MORTON

Remember O. J. Simpson? 

He was acquitted of murder by a jury and then a couple of years later found liable by another jury for wrongful death. That seems inconsistent, to say the least, but in fact it makes perfectly good sense when you realize the first jury was a criminal jury and the second...

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COMMENTARY September 13, 2016 - 4:00 pm

The time is right for renewable energy in the North

Renewable energy meeting Sept. 15-17 in Iqaluit will bring governments together with energy experts

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PAUL CROWLEY

IQALUIT — In a bid to slow climate change, the world is making the transition to renewable energy, and investors are following.

Last year, for the first time, investment in alternative energy surpassed fossil fuel projects. Yet in the Canadian Arctic, where the effects of climate...

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COMMENTARY September 09, 2016 - 10:00 am

Nunavut Education Act debate: a constant barrage of hate and blame

“Lazy journalists, pitchfork wielding townspeople who know little to nothing"

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ANONYMOUS

Do you want to know what makes my blood boil? The blind, uninformed, Iqaluit-centric rage that fueled the tirades of the participants at the Education Act consultation held Friday, Sept. 2.

Let me address some of the quotes being pandered by the CBC, who seem more and more to be...

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COMMENTARY September 08, 2016 - 8:30 am

The case for a northern infrastructure bank

“Public banking is an idea looking for a place to happen. It should happen here”

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BRIAN PEHORA

Justin Trudeau’s last budget turned on the proverbial spending taps for infrastructure projects, something for which Canadian municipalities — especially in the North — have been pleading for years.

The federal government has also relaxed the amount of money communities and provinces...

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COMMENTARY September 01, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Legal Ease, Sept. 1

Statutory Holidays

JAMES MORTON

Labour Day is almost here and with it a statutory holiday.

One of the most frequent inquiries I receive has to do with statutory holidays.

Employees often ask if they have to work on a statutory holiday and employers ask what actually are, and are not, statutory holidays.

The short answer is...

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