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COMMENTARY April 11, 2017 - 11:45 am

Legal Ease, April 11

What Lawyers Wear in Court

JAMES MORTON

It would seem obvious that lawyers in court are to dress appropriately but what does appropriately mean? Is a tie always required for men? Must women wear a skirt or dress?

It seems almost unbelievable, but when I started being a lawyer, there were Ontario judges who would refuse to allow a woman...

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COMMENTARY March 29, 2017 - 10:00 am

Inuit-Crown partnership lacks substance and misses the boat

“Make no mistake, Canada’s footprint in the Arctic is the Inuit footprint”

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WILLIAM H. FLOWERS

My favorite writer, Stephen King, has an acronym for the expression “same old:” SSDD, “same stuff, different day.” Only he doesn’t use the word stuff, but it is a term he likes to use as shorthand.

I think if Stephen King were monitoring what’s been going on in Canada lately,...

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COMMENTARY March 28, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Get the world’s dirtiest shipping fuel out of the Arctic

"It’s time the rules for shipping reflect the risks it poses to Inuit livelihoods and hunting."

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TAGAK CURLEY

For hundreds of years, national and international policies have shaped the Arctic from whaling to the fur trade, from territorial laws to statehood.

Now, with land claim and benefit agreements in place in Nunavut, policy not only must be Inuit-led, it must also address the dramatic...

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COMMENTARY March 24, 2017 - 1:08 pm

Legal Ease, March 24

Too Drunk for Sex

JAMES MORTON

Sexual activity, when conducted in the context of mutual respect, is a very good thing.

But, as we know all too well in Nunavut, sexual activity without consent is very wrong indeed. Unless there is consent, sexual activity is sexual assault; a very serious criminal offence.

Consenting to sexual...

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COMMENTARY March 09, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Legal Ease, March 9

Pretrial Custody – Do I Get Extra Credit for Time at BCC?

JAMES MORTON

If you are charged with a crime, and held in jail until your trial, the time you serve waiting trial is not ignored, if you are convicted.

That time is credited to you usually on the basis that for every day you serve awaiting trial is credited against your sentence at the rate or one and a half...

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