Gjoa Haven Liquor Plebiscite - December 9

A Liquor plebiscite will be held in Gjoa Haven on December 9 at Gideon Qitsualik Memorial Hall. Advance vote on December 2 at the Heritage Centre.

 

Ballot question:

“Are you in favour of replacing the current prohibition system in the Hamlet of Gjoa Haven and surrounding area with a restricted quantities system? In addition to the general liquor laws of Nunavut, the restricted quantities system would limit the amount of liquor that a person can purchase in or import into the community every 14 days to:

(a) one (1) litre of spirits;

(b) four (4) litres of wine; and

(c) eleven (11) litres of beer.

 

Explanation of the Question:

If 60% or more of the votes cast under the question are “YES”:

  1. The current system of liquor prohibition in the Hamlet of Gjoa Haven and the surrounding area will be abolished, and the Gjoa Haven Liquor Prohibition Regulations will be repealed.
  2. A restricted quantities system will be established in the Hamlet of Gjoa Haven and the surrounding area, which would limit the amount of liquor that a person can purchase or import every 14 days to
    1. one (1) litre of spirits;
    2. four (4) litres of wine; and
    3. eleven (11) litres of beer.
  3. The restricted quantities system will apply to all purchases and imports, including orders and personal imports.
  4. Other than this restriction on quantities, there will be no other restrictions on liquor in the Hamlet of Gjoa Haven and the surrounding area, except for the general liquor laws that apply in Nunavut.

      If more than 40% of the votes cast under the question are “NO”:

The current prohibition system that prohibits the purchase, sale, transport and possession of liquor in the Hamlet of Gjoa Haven and the surrounding area will continue.