May 26, 2016 - 4:00 pm
Legal Ease, May 25
After I wrote a short piece on emergency protection orders, which are civil orders that restrain family abuse, I received a number of emails asking if they could be used to restrain bootleggers or drug pushers.
The short answer is no — the existing system does not apply to that.
This poses a...
May 20, 2016 - 2:30 pm
Where do voters turn when leaders fail to lead?
Land sales vote suffered from lack of information, political guidance
The recent land referendum in Nunavut was a failure of the territory’s political leadership on all levels.
Simply put, leaders failed to lead.
Instead, they claimed to be neutral, and cloaked themselves as bureaucrats.
The difference between a political leader and a bureaucrat is crucial —...
May 18, 2016 - 11:30 am
Legal Ease, May 18
What are Emergency Protection Orders and Community Intervention Orders?
Suppose there is a problem in the family and abuse, say spousal violence, is occurring.
The RCMP can be brought in to lay criminal charges, but there is an alternative designed in Nunavut which is intended to reflect better traditional values.
These are civil orders granted by a justice of the...
May 16, 2016 - 11:30 am
A healthy exploration and mining sector is good for Nunavut
National Mining Week for 2016: May 9 to May 16
SPECIAL TO NUNATSIAQ NEWS
It’s the 20th anniversary of National Mining Week, from May 9 to May 16, and an opportunity for Canada’s mining industry to gather and celebrate its contributions to the country and its peoples.
Nowhere are these contributions more evident than right here in Nunavut.
Nunavut’s mining and...
May 13, 2016 - 11:45 am
Legal Ease, May 12
Can I Get A Peace Bond?
If someone is harassing you it is possible, in some circumstances, to get what is known as a peace bond.
That is a court order requiring that person to leave you alone and — usually — stay a specified distance away from you.
The peace bond also requires more generally that the person bound by it...
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