Nunatsiaq Online
COMMENTARY May 20, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Where do voters turn when leaders fail to lead?

Land sales vote suffered from lack of information, political guidance

THOMAS ROHNER

The recent land referendum in Nunavut was a failure of the territory’s political leadership on all levels.

Simply put, leaders failed to lead.

Instead, they claimed to be neutral, and cloaked themselves as bureaucrats.

The difference between a political leader and a bureaucrat is crucial —...

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COMMENTARY May 18, 2016 - 11:30 am

Legal Ease, May 18

What are Emergency Protection Orders and Community Intervention Orders?

JAMES MORTON

Suppose there is a problem in the family and abuse, say spousal violence, is occurring.

The RCMP can be brought in to lay criminal charges, but there is an alternative designed in Nunavut which is intended to reflect better traditional values.

These are civil orders granted by a justice of the...

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COMMENTARY May 16, 2016 - 11:30 am

A healthy exploration and mining sector is good for Nunavut

National Mining Week for 2016: May 9 to May 16

SPECIAL TO NUNATSIAQ NEWS

It’s the 20th anniversary of National Mining Week, from May 9 to May 16, and an opportunity for Canada’s mining industry to gather and celebrate its contributions to the country and its peoples. 

Nowhere are these contributions more evident than right here in Nunavut.

Nunavut’s mining and...

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COMMENTARY May 13, 2016 - 11:45 am

Legal Ease, May 12

Can I Get A Peace Bond?

JAMES MORTON

If someone is harassing you it is possible, in some circumstances, to get what is known as a peace bond.

That is a court order requiring that person to leave you alone and — usually — stay a specified distance away from you.

The peace bond also requires more generally that the person bound by it...

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COMMENTARY May 06, 2016 - 11:45 am

Legal Ease, May 5

I'm Afraid

JAMES MORTON

If you have been the victim of a crime, you may fear for your safety.

This is especially so if you live in a smaller community where you are inevitably going to come into contact with the accused or the friends and family of the accused.

If you are worried that the accused may harm you or your...

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