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LETTERS October 11, 2017 - 11:30 am

The consensus style of government can work

"The biggest flaw in this style of governance is the inability to form a strong team"

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The Nunavut legislative assembly uses a consensus style of governance. It was created because that was thought to be how Inuit governed themselves.

The biggest flaw in this style of governance is the inability to form a strong team.

The consensus style of government can work if the regular...

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LETTERS October 10, 2017 - 3:30 pm

Mad Mom’s concerned about leadership

“Leaders were able to speak up, take stands and help people to understand complex issues”

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Mad Mom here. What am I concerned about this time you ask?

It’s about leadership and these elections coming up Oct. 30.

In the old days, leaders were proclaimed by others. They were seen as strong, consistent, decisive people who could make decisions for the benefit of all.

Leaders never called...

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LETTERS September 08, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Benjamin Palluq’s sister pleads for information about why he’s missing

"Something had happened to Ben and someone out there knows something"

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As happy as I am that Michael Salomonie and his son Ian were found safe and returned to their family, I am reminded and extremely saddened that my brother Benjamin Palluq is still missing.

When searches are happening I always have hope that though the search is not for Ben that somehow he will be...

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LETTERS September 05, 2017 - 1:10 pm

An unhappy Nunavut patient walks out of hospital

“I refuse to let myself be treated the way they were treating me”

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I walked into the Qikiqtani General Hospital in Iqaluit this past Thursday, Aug. 24, because I did not feel right.

The Emergency Room staff concluded I had had a heart attack.

Yesterday I walked out, against medical advice. I did so because I deemed the stress resulting from being treated like a...

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LETTERS August 31, 2017 - 2:30 pm

In Memoriam: Mungo Brodie Ireland (May 29, 1931—Aug. 15, 2017)

"We hope that he will be remembered with the same joy and happiness that he brought to others"

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After a long illness, Mungo Ireland passed away peacefully on Aug. 15 at his home overlooking the cove in East Dover, Nova Scotia.

He was very well-respected in the community and will be sadly missed. Mungo is survived by Jeanette, their five children, 14 grandchildren, and six...

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LETTERS August 29, 2017 - 2:59 pm

Should Inuit corporations be re-evaluated?

"Are they there for all Inuit? Or just the greedy staff and boards of these organizations?"

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How do Inuit organizations balance corporate greed and spending with the social values of fellow Inuit?

It appears to me that the leaders of these organizations just keep getting richer, as they squander away money that could go to social programs.

The trips south, to conduct meetings that belong...

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LETTERS August 22, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Nunavut social housing rents should not be based on gross income

High rents are a big burden when combined with other high costs

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This is a letter for people who are in Nunavut public housing and people whose rent is calculated from using your total gross income on line 150 of the income tax return.

It puts a lot of burden on how we spend our money. I think if they went by your net salary, instead of line 150, it would make...

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LETTERS August 21, 2017 - 11:30 am

The late Jules Dufour believed in the future of Nunavik

Jules Dufour, 76, died Aug. 6 in Quebec City

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I am very sorry to announce the death of Jules Dufour at the Hôtel-Dieu Hospital in Quebec City on Aug. 6, 2017. He was 76 years old.

Jules was Emeritus Professor at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi in geography, international co-operation and regional development.

He is survived by his...

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LETTERS August 16, 2017 - 1:09 pm

A big thank you from the family of Solomon Qanatsiaq

Solomon Qanatsiaq: March 28, 1944—June 15, 2017

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We extend our sincere gratitude to the following organizations and individuals who assisted and entertained our father during the time he was battling cancer.

Solomon Qanatsiaq succumbed to the cancer on June 15, 2017. Thank you to the people of St. Silas Anglican Church, Rev. Joelie Sangujaq and...

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LETTERS August 04, 2017 - 3:00 pm

Farewell to Pauline Paton of Iqaluit

Pauline Paton, née White: June 21, 1928—July 27, 2017

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With profound sadness, Pauline Paton was laid to rest on Aug. 2, 2017.

She was born in Voisey’s Bay, Labrador, 89 years ago.

She passed away at home in Iqaluit, surrounded by the love of her family, on July 27, 2017.

This beautiful, kind and gentle woman is survived by her daughter, Fiona, her...

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