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COMMENTARY August 08, 2016 - 11:45 am

Obituary: The Jean Briggs that I knew

Jean Briggs: May 28, 1929 — July 27, 2016

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MINI AODLA FREEMAN

When my family and I moved to Newfoundland in 1967, my husband had invited Jean to our house to meet me.

We were sitting in the living room on the couch and she started to ask me about Inuit. I am thinking “she is one of those people who doesn’t believe that I am Inuk.”

Then...

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COMMENTARY August 08, 2016 - 8:30 am

Let’s build a new stereotype of the Inuk man: abuser to teacher

“Our young men need to hear realities and responsibilities”

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ANONYMOUS

I write this as an Inuk man who years ago acted against a younger female in a completely inappropriate way.

I was convinced it was because of drugs and alcohol. As a result, I lost my family and my career. I needed the time to figure out what the hell happened, asking myself, “How did I...

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COMMENTARY August 04, 2016 - 11:30 am

Inuit women should be included on MMIWG inquiry commission

“We were promised gender equality for all women in Canada”

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REBECCA KUDLOO
President, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada

Last October, this country elected a new government, a government that promised a future of hope, optimism and equality for all Canadians.

Our Prime Minister told us that “we defeated the idea that Canadians should be satisfied with...

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COMMENTARY August 02, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Legal Ease, Aug. 2

Private Prosecutions

JAMES MORTON

Most criminal cases are started when someone complains to the police and, following investigation, the police lay charges.

The police will lay a charge when they conclude there are grounds to believe an offence has occurred, they believe they know who is responsible and there are no good reasons...

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COMMENTARY July 21, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Legal Ease, July 21

Libel, Slander and Defamation

JAMES MORTON

I often have calls from people saying they want to sue for libel or slander.

Both are valid claims and can lead to large damages, but they are not available just because someone says something mean.

The key issue in either claim is an impact on a person’s reputation in the eyes of a reasonable...

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