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COMMENTARY August 25, 2016 - 11:45 am

Legal Ease, Aug. 24

Limits of the Law

JAMES MORTON

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...

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COMMENTARY 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”

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STEPHAN SCHOTT

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...

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COMMENTARY August 17, 2016 - 11:45 am

Clyde River vs. Big Oil: classic David versus Goliath

"Let’s stand with Inuit and stop seismic blasting in the Canadian Arctic"

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DAVID SUZUKI

The Arctic’s Baffin Bay and Davis Strait region is home to seals, bowhead whales, polar bears and up to 90 per cent of the world’s narwhals. The area’s marine waters also provide habitat for 116 species of fish, such as Arctic char, an important dietary staple for Nunavut’s Inuit...

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COMMENTARY August 15, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Legal Ease, Aug. 15

“It was an accident!”

JAMES MORTON

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...

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COMMENTARY August 11, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Legal Ease, Aug. 11

Sexual Harassment

JAMES MORTON

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...

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