Nunatsiaq Online
COMMENTARY December 12, 2017 - 11:30 am

Legal Ease, Dec. 12

Suing a corporation

JAMES MORTON

A corporation is a somewhat mysterious entity. It employs people, it owns property, it pays taxes and it can even be punished for committing offences.

But a corporation is not a person. 

A corporation is a form of organization that the government has given some of the rights and...

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COMMENTARY December 06, 2017 - 3:00 pm

How will climate change affect Arctic caribou and reindeer?

"Just how this iconic Arctic species will be affected in a warming climate remains unclear"

SPECIAL TO NUNATSIAQ NEWS

CONNOR MALLORY
PhD student, University of Alberta

This spring, I spent close to two weeks flying over central Nunavut, peering out the window of a small plane at the rolling tundra below, looking for and counting caribou to monitor their numbers.

The Qamanirjuaq barren-ground herd were arriving...

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COMMENTARY December 05, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Legal Ease, Dec. 5

Freedom of religion

JAMES MORTON

The Canadian Constitution protects freedom of religion. This means, broadly, you can espouse any religious belief and try to evangelize as you see best.

The state may not interfere with that freedom; what’s more the state may not even make inquiry as to the legitimacy of the belief so long as it...

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COMMENTARY November 29, 2017 - 1:10 pm

“Edmonton Eskimos” is a racial slur and it’s time to stop using it

"Painful and abusive rhetoric has both emotional and financial costs"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

NORMA DUNNING, University of Alberta

The Edmonton Eskimos had a big football game this past Nov. 19 and thousands of people in my hometown who hoped their team would make it to the Grey Cup were ultimately disappointed. But when I think of my city’s Canadian Football League team, I have a...

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COMMENTARY November 13, 2017 - 3:30 pm

Legal Ease, Nov. 13

What judges do

JAMES MORTON

The simple answer is that a judge decides disputes brought to court.

But that doesn’t tell the story properly at all.

Judges are to decide disputes brought before them in accordance with law and precedent. They do not just decide cases according to whim.

So, a judge will always begin by asking...

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