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COMMENTARY March 29, 2016 - 3:59 pm

Legal Ease, March 29

Representing Yourself in Court

JAMES MORTON

Conducting a trial is difficult and takes years of training and practice to do well.

It is almost always best to have a lawyer acting for you should you be involved in a trial, but sometimes that just is not possible.

Legal aid does not fund every case, and sometimes a lawyer’s fee is simply...

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COMMENTARY March 29, 2016 - 10:00 am

My Little Corner of Canada, March 29

Taxis, Drivers, Customers and Apex

JOHN AMAGOALIK

This article is about taxi service in the capital of Nunavut and does not refer to other taxi services in other communities.

In Iqaluit, we have several taxi companies competing for our fares. The two main companies, Pai-pa and Caribou have been around the longest and have the most cars on the...

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COMMENTARY March 22, 2016 - 1:15 pm

My Little Corner of Canada, March 22

Excited About Trump

JOHN AMAGOALIK

There is only one issue in the presidential race taking place in The Excited States of America. The issue is Donald Trump.

Dismissed as a joke by many — including this Little Corner — some months ago, Donald Trump has somehow defied the odds and seems to be headed for victory as the Republican...

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COMMENTARY March 04, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Legal Ease, March 4

Help! The airline lost my luggage!

JAMES MORTON

Air travel is a regular part of daily life, especially for people who live in Nunavut.

While the prices of travel to the South are high, the ability to go from Rankin or Iqaluit to Florida or Spain is worth a lot.

And if you are like me, when you travel South, you take at least one empty...

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COMMENTARY February 29, 2016 - 3:00 pm

Legal Ease, Feb. 29

“Help! I need more time!”

JAMES MORTON

Let’s say you have a trial coming up and you realize you’re not able to do the trial when scheduled.

Maybe you need a witness who is away, or you decide you need a lawyer or maybe you have a family member who is ill. 

What do you do?

Well, the very first thing you do is ask whoever is on the...

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