Iqaluit councillor condemns threats


IQALUIT — Iqaluit Councillor Glenn Williams this week accused members of the Local 6 union of making threats against the families of city managers and councillors.

At Tuesday’s city council meeting Williams condemned the alleged threats, calling them “inappropriate.”

The councillor cited the example of contractor Bob Hanson and his family, who he said have received verbal threats.

“That’s just not right. They have nothing to do with what we’re doing and what’s going on,” he said. “This is a small community. We’re going to have to live here when this is all over with.”

Nunavut Employees Union president Doug Workman said it’s unfortunate when tensions run high.

“I certainly don’t condone that behaviour and we’ll talk to our members about that,” he said.

If there have been other specific threats made, Workman suggested those affected report them to the RCMP.

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