Iqaluit voters weigh in on off-site beer sales

Monday’s plebiscite to decide whether to allow a brewery to sell customers up to 12 cans of beer a day for off-premises consumption

The Cadet Hall in Iqaluit opens its doors for a plebiscite on Monday to consider whether Iqaluit’s brewery should be allowed to sell beer for consumption off its premises. The maximum amount allowed per day would be 12 cans of beer. Currently, off-site alcohol sales from an establishment with a brewery pub license is not allowed under Nunavut law. For that to change, at least 60 per cent of voters would have to vote yes. Polls close at 7 p.m. (Photo by David Lochead)

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(10) Comments:

  1. Posted by John K on

    Unsurprising outcome, nothing gets voters out like fear. Try again soon please.

    I’m curious to know how bad the turnout was.

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    • Posted by Democracy in Action on

      On the radio this morning I think they said turnout was 9.1%. Very representative.

  2. Posted by sanimut on

    im curious of the results too. id imagine very low voter turnout but a majority yes. cause why not, you can buy beer from any distillery anywhere else

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  3. Posted by sanimut on

    im curious about the voter turnout too. im going to guess very low turnout but majority yes, cause why not. you can take home beer from any distillery.

  4. Posted by Duffman on

    Great news, the cart before the horse, this way of doing things is getting a little old, if we could put as much energy and time to actually working on the issues that are plaguing this city would be great, so much focus on drinking, some councillors are so out of touch with their constituents and what is best of the city.
    Too many functioning alcoholics in key positions, hopefully the younger generation will see this and when it’s their time make some changes and put in work and energy into making improvements that are actually needed.

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  5. Posted by Umingmak on

    Typical regressive voters in Nunavut harming their own local businesses. Voting against this only gives further advantages to big southern companies like Molson. This was a common sense “yes” vote to give a Nunavut-based company a slight advantage over large southern companies.

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    • Posted by John K on

      But if we take advantages away from southern enterprises then how will we keep blaming everyone else for our own shortcomings?

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