Category Archives: Iqaluit

Nunavut is not a “social experiment”

This past Friday, Bernadette Calonego, a correspondent for Süeddeutsche Zeitung, Germany’s largest circulation newspaper, interviewed me. She said she was working on a follow-up to the splendid long-form feature on crime in Nunavut that Patrick White wrote and the Globe … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, in my day job…

Your humble content provider today caused this to be published, on Nunavut’s troubled Family Abuse Intervention Act: Noble ends, bungled means  

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The Globe got it right; but will Nunavut?

This time, the Globe and Mail got it right: The young are neglected in Nunavut. Nunavut belongs to the young, and the young are neglected. The most neglected of all are the most vulnerable, those children who have been sexually … Continue reading

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Iqaluit’s market based solution

Based on my inexpert count, this event, a country food market, drew well over 100 people to a downtown square in Iqaluit, despite a windchill that sank below -40 and froze my bared fingers down to the bone. Food producers, … Continue reading

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Concerning rats, garbage and credit cards

Most of you will have heard by now that Paul Kaludjak, the president of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., now finds himself under suspension for misuse of an NTI corporate credit card. Such scandals do not surprise your humble content provider. (Note: … Continue reading

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Food mail revisited, again

I’ve noticed that any posts on this blog that contain the words “food mail” receive far more page views than any other, and that the search term “food mail” is the most common method people have used to land on … Continue reading

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In Iqaluit, history repeats itself

You may have heard by now that the Government of Nunavut is paying $2.2 million — most of which is actually Ottawa’s money — to build a custom-made research vessel that by 2011 will sail the waters of the eastern … Continue reading

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Baffin business group: CBC food mail piece off the mark?

The Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce — or some of its members — got pretty nervous after hearing the May 17 CBC National story on Ottawa’s proposed revamp of the food mail program. The essence of the story was that … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail nails it

Greenland’s success shows Canada’s child mortality disgrace — The Globe and Mail

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The thing speaks for itself

A trained professional in charge of public safety warns his employer that a certain building poses grave dangers to those who live and work in it. He does this over and over again. The bumbling amateurs who run this government … Continue reading

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