Alcohol education committee members needed across Nunavut

Candidate registration now open

QIA will hold community meetings in the five communities affected by the Tallurutiup Imanga Inuit and Tuvaijuittuq Agreements. Pond Inlet, pictured here, is one of those communities. (File photo)

By Dustin Patar

Alongside the municipal elections occurring across Nunavut on Oct. 28, voters in 12 communities will also cast ballots for alcohol education committee members.

These committees oversee liquor orders made within their communities. According to a news release, those interested in promoting alcohol awareness, and regulating the purchase, sale and import of alcohol in their respective communities are asked to apply.

Alcohol committee members are needed in Arctic Bay, Cape Dorset, Chesterfield Inlet, Clyde River, Hall Beach, Igloolik, Kimmirut, Naujaat, Pond Inlet, Qikiqtarjuaq, Resolute Bay and Whale Cove.

According to Elections Nunavut, the eligibility criteria for candidates and voters are the same as for the municipal elections. You must be:

  • a Canadian citizen
  • at least 18 years old on election day
  • a resident of Nunavut for at least one year on election day
  • a resident of the municipality where you are declaring candidacy

As with the municipal elections, there are some exceptions. You are not eligible to be a candidate if you are:

  • a judge of any court, other than a citizenship court
  • a member of the legislative assembly or a member of Parliament
  • an election officer
  • in prison
  • convicted under any election act within the past five years
  • found by a court to not be able to make decisions for yourself.

Those interested can access the candidacy declaration form online and will have until Friday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. to bring them to their local returning officers.

For more information visit the Elections Nunavut website.

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(1) Comment:

  1. Posted by Fred on

    Wow, 12 Alcohol Education Committee’s in Nunavut. With all that education going on you would think there would be no alcohol problems in Nunavut. Oh, it’s because they don’t educate anyone, all they try to do is limit the amounts one wants to order. Let’s get a grip on things in Nunavut and finally realize that prohibition does not work!

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