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COMMENTARY May 03, 2016 - 1:10 pm

Legal Ease, May 3

Is it worth suing?

JAMES MORTON

Sometimes things happen in life that give rise to a legal claim but are not worth pursuing.

Let’s suppose you bought a tin of beans from a store and when you opened the can, the beans had turned rancid. The store refuses to refund your money.

Technically, you have a valid legal claim, but if your...

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COMMENTARY April 28, 2016 - 11:45 am

Four better ways to spend $2.8 million

“My plan is to not reward the negligence of 20 years”

SPECIAL TO NUNATSIAQ NEWS

ANNE CRAWFORD

In February 2014, Nunavut MLAs, after meeting in full caucus in Kugluktuk, announced that there would be a vote on the status of municipal lands.

The voting day of May 9, 2016 now approaches, and as Nunavummiut we need to decide which way is forward.

The Nunavut Land Claims...

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COMMENTARY April 27, 2016 - 11:45 am

Legal Ease, April 27

Drinking and Driving — What Could Happen If You Do

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Drinking and then driving while impaired by alcohol is a serious criminal offence. This is true regardless of what type of motorized vehicle is being driven.

Recently an Ontario man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for drinking and driving offences. He also lost his driving privileges for 12...

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COMMENTARY April 19, 2016 - 1:15 pm

Indigenous peoples: Can the Crown delegate its duty to consult?

Montreal-based lawyer breaks down Clyde River rights case

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FRANKLIN GERTLER

“States shall consult and cooperate in good faith with the indigenous peoples concerned… in order to obtain their free and informed consent prior to the approval of any project affecting their lands or territories and other resources”

— UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous...

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COMMENTARY April 11, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Legal Ease, April 11

Being a witness

JAMES MORTON

There has been a lot of media discussion about being a witness at a trial and how difficult that is.

Certainly being a witness can be scary and it’s easy to doubt yourself.

I know this from having been a witness several times over the years. All that said, there are certain things you can do to...

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