Tag Archives: Legislative Assembly of Nunavut

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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Once again, Nunavut Tunngavik shits the bed

It’s not often you’ll find a reckless distortion of truth and a big whopping post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy packed into three mendacious little sentences. Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. managed to accomplish this feat in a press release issued Sept. … Continue reading

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Accidental tourists

Meet Thomas Weetaluktuk Weetaltuk of Kuujjuarapik and Jimmy Aupaluk of Kuujjuaq. Right now they live on the street, each for his own reason. I met them this morning at the corner of St. Catherine and Rue Chomedy in downtown Montreal, … Continue reading

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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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Jeffrey Simpson says I told you so

Some time in June of 1998, your humble content provider remembers reading a column in the Globe and Mail by Jeffrey Simpson entitled “Tough times lie ahead for new territory of Nunavut.” Simpson’s column drew most of its facts from … Continue reading

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Qanuq isumavit?

Here’s another exercise in self-instruction — your humble content provider’s first online opinion poll. Before filling it out, you may wish to read some scribblings I posted this morning in connection with my day job. The editorial is not “objective.” … Continue reading

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No show, no play?

The Legislative Assembly of Nunavut passed this motion yesterday: Motion 002 – 3(2): Suspension of the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Nattilik (Okalik) Mr. Okalik (interpretation): Thank you, Mr. Speaker and my colleagues. WHEREAS section 18(1)(b) of the Legislative … Continue reading

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