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The Nunavut territory: populist, conservative, conflicted

“Whether the promise of Nunavut set out by the visionary Inuit leaders who made the land claim and the territory a reality – a promise of fundamental importance to all Nunavummiut – will be fulfilled remains an open question.” You … 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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Just in: Canada Post to lose food mail program

On The National late yesterday evening: The government is expected to make an announcement this week that North West Company, Arctic Co-operatives Limited and La Fédération des coopératives du Nouveau-Québec will be provided with the multi-million dollar subsidy instead of … Continue reading

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Nunavut’s biggest health problem: poverty

So argues the doctor and novelist Kevin Patterson, author of Consumption, in this science article published Sept. 5 in the Globe and Mail: Influenza has a cure – it’s affluence Genetic theories are often used to explain — usually without … Continue reading

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Petty mendacity, in all its glory

When an election looms, no turd is so smelly that you’re not ashamed to pick it up and hurl it at your enemies it seems, especially when one’s gullible constituents must be pandered to and manipulated. Here’s the unedited text … Continue reading

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