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LETTERS January 29, 2015 - 10:08 am

Makivik Corp. creates obstacles for Inuit law graduates in Nunavik

“I gave up on finding work at Makivik”

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I am originally from Nunatsiavut and Nunavik. My family lives in both regions.

I am a beneficiary of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. I reside in Iqaluit. I hold three university degrees: BA, BCL, and LLB.

I am a member of the Law Societies of Upper Canada (Ontario) and Nunavut. I...

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LETTERS January 28, 2015 - 3:15 pm

Iqaluit’s francophone parents, school commission, need unity of purpose

"It was disheartening to read recent media reports of hard feelings and conflict"

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I was very fortunate to be educated in French schools while growing up in Manitoba.  Being educated in French, and going to school in a 100-per-cent French environment, has given me so many wonderful opportunities.

In fact, I would never have had the chance to enjoy such a fulfilling life and...

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LETTERS January 14, 2015 - 1:24 pm

Taxes, rate hikes will force Iqaluit businesses to raise prices

“Less economic activity, less employment, less disposable income. Scary stuff”

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I would like to apologize. I would like to apologize to our valued and valuable customers that we can no longer afford to offer our services at a rate that we already thought was substantial.

We have to put our prices up if I am going to pay our staff a living wage.

I am so frustrated and I know...

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LETTERS January 14, 2015 - 10:42 am

Nunavut government taking no action on mental health

“I did not even receive the courtesy of a reply”

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I wish to express my concerns regarding the poor state of mental health and addiction treatments and programs in Nunavut.

I have practiced psychiatry in four Nunavut communities over the past 10 years. I have twice expressed my concerns and offered my assistance to two separate Nunavut ministers...

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LETTERS December 17, 2014 - 4:11 pm

Open thank you letter from the REACH committee

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The REACH Fundraising Committee would like to extend a sincere thank you to Canadian North, the NCC Group and Qikiqtaaluk Corp. for generously sponsoring the 2014 Charity Ball.

At the charity ball, $52,393.75 was raised for REACH, Iqaluit’s fundraising campaign for the new aquatic centre.

This...

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LETTERS December 17, 2014 - 11:29 am

What could Nunavut’s $400-million Iqaluit airport pay for?

“The Nunavut minister of Economic Development and Transportation’s annual base salary until Nov. 15, 3757 AD”

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Perspective — noun, 3, a particular way of regarding something. 4, understanding of the relative importance of things, ie: “we must keep a sense of perspective about (something)…”

The estimated cost for the new Iqaluit airport terminal could pay for:

• 850 elevators to allow universal access to...

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LETTERS December 17, 2014 - 8:31 am

Remembering Roy Macpa — and all the children in foster care

"Roy, know that you were loved by many"

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Remembering Roy Macpa — and all the children in foster care.

On Nov. 8, 2014, at the age of 17, Roy Macpa passed away due to complications surrounding his underlying medical problems.

I had the privilege of being Roy’s pediatrician for seven years and watched him grow up to be a fine young man.

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LETTERS December 16, 2014 - 8:30 am

Licenced practical nurses among the lowest paid GN workers

“These people deserve bonuses more than those who get thousands and thousands every year”

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It is that time of year again when the Government of Nunavut gives the annual bonus to all its GN employees, with the exception of teachers and nurses.

It is summarized below:

Continuous service bonuses will be paid to Government of Nunavut employees (except Nunavut Teachers’ Association...

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LETTERS December 15, 2014 - 3:20 pm

QIA chief electoral officer clarifies her interpretation of election rules

"As for the eligibility of an employee running in this election, I already made a ruling, and not the lawyer"

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Thank you for covering the story on the QIA Election 2014 but I have to make some clarifications to your article.

I did not say there were no QIA ballots at the TI [Tungasuvvingat Inuit] Centre in Ottawa and in no way did I say certain polling stations were intended for specific beneficiaries. In...

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LETTERS November 21, 2014 - 8:29 am

Aglukkaq clarifies Canada’s position on GHG emissions

"We continue to deliver results on the environment for Canadians without damaging the economy"

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In response to an article that appeared Nunatsiaq News earlier this week about climate change commitments from the United States and China, I would like to make a few things clear.

Canada has always said that the cooperation of all major emitters is essential for any international agreement to be...

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