Bring on the witch hunt
Two MLAs are upset that Clyde River is identified in a Nov. 4 Nunatsiaq News story as the community where GN officials first discovered the HTLV-1 virus.
Believing that a GN official may have been the source for the story, James Arreak, the MLA for Uqqummiut, demanded that Leona Aglukkaq, the health minister, find out who it was and make them apologize.
“We don’t know who has that virus at this time. The Department of Health should keep it confidential as to which community this virus was found in,” Arreak said last week.
This week, Tagak Curley, the MLA for Rankin Inlet-North, demanded that the justice department “investigate” what happened, and he alleged that someone violated the Information and Privacy Act.
Aglukkaq said she would talk to Paul Okalik, the justice minister, about the idea.