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EDITORIAL December 17, 2013 - 2:16 pm

Nunavut schools: stop the lying, stop the fantasizing

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Most of us heard Nunavut’s new premier, Peter Taptuna, respond late last month to the territorial election campaign’s biggest issue. He declared his government will bring an immediate end to a longstanding practice that parents, employers and young people are sick and tired of: social...

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EDITORIAL November 05, 2013 - 1:24 pm

MLAs should drop their secret ballots

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Some time next week, Nov. 15 possibly, Nunavut’s new group of MLAs will make one of the biggest decisions they’ll ever get to make.

They’ll elect a government.

Under our non-partisan system, Nunavut voters, through 22 concurrent elections scheduled on the same day, are able to elect or acclaim...

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EDITORIAL September 17, 2013 - 6:10 am

Nunavut’s consensus system? It doesn’t exist.

"We do not use a consensus system. We do use a non-partisan system."

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Get ready. Early next week, on Sept. 23, the campaign period starts for the 22 constituency elections that, on Oct. 28, will decide who will sit in Nunavut’s fourth legislative assembly.

And after those members take their seats they’ll likely repeat to themselves and to others one of northern...

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EDITORIAL August 08, 2013 - 6:01 am

Iqaluit airport: grandiose plan, few answers

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In a month or so, the Government of Nunavut will sit down with a group of private companies to sign a deal for the biggest single thing that public money has ever bought in Nunavut: a new airport for Iqaluit.

Naturally, no Nunavut MLA has asked any of the obvious questions. As usual, the assembly...

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EDITORIAL June 14, 2013 - 9:28 am

Nunavut’s approach to cancer is unacceptable

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In November 1992, after a one-sided, high-pressure publicity campaign, the Inuit of Nunavut were manipulated into voting yes to the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.

In doing so they also voted yes to Article 4, a promise by the federal government to divide the Northwest Territories and create a new...

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EDITORIAL May 24, 2013 - 7:22 am

Cue the sleaze, please

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If you’re fortunate enough to win one of the 22 seats up for grabs in Nunavut’s Oct. 28 territorial election, you can relax.

From now on, you won’t have to worry much about that annoying little Integrity Act. On May 9, Nunavut MLAs ensured the territory’s ethics law will get far less use in the...

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EDITORIAL May 08, 2013 - 6:00 am

Most Arctic Council applicants pose little risk

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We don’t know for certain if Canada will use its effective veto on the Arctic Council this month to bar the granting of observer status to the European Union, or any other applicant.

But it’s fair to say that Canada’s Arctic Council minister, Leona Aglukkaq, now faces pressure from those who want......

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