There is a rumor afoot that at the last meeting of the Nunatsiavut Assembly meeting “the alcohol committee” passed a resolution that is going to limit the amount of alcohol you can buy and bring back or ship to Nunatsiavut and also is going to put pressure on the airlines to start charging for pick - up. [As matter of information Air Labrador charges a $10.00 pick up fee from Store to air port plus the $ per pound for air freight. Innu Mikun does not charge such a fee; hence they received the bulk of the liquor and beer orders.
So, ever being one not to spread rumors I endeavored to check the facts. I left a message with the president of NG who got back to me in good time and confirmed that resolutions were offered up and passed regarding the Alcohol Committee. He could not remember the wording off hand and suggested I call the clerk of NG and ask for the resolutions which were offered up without any fuse as they are public documents.
It is not up to me to make these resolutions public but I think they should be outed by NG before the upcoming elections for ordinary members so people know what is going on and not just relying on rumors.
Then today further to the topic: now we have one Matthew Pike [a pious pompous prate if ever there was one] running for ordinary member for NG in
Taking the easy road is typical of these people who have no idea what banning alcohol would do to the people who are addicted without proper programs and services in place, not to mention infringing on Canadians basic human rights and also not to mention the nightmare of policing the increase in bootlegging, Christ almighty, they cant handle the bootlegging that goes on now.
Maybe Memorial should run a degree program in Correlating Intelligence with Common Sense that Mr. Pike could avail of; Masters in CICS would look good on his résumé.
I will outline the resolutions at a latter time if I get the urge; it is not as bad as the rumors feared, not in the short term anyways.