RELEASE- Sanikiluaq Plebiscite Results

04/02/2019

RANKIN INLET, Nunavut – (February 4, 2019)  -.

On February 4, eligible voters in Sanikiluaq voted on the following question:

Are you in favour of replacing the current prohibition system in the Hamlet of Sanikiluaq and the rest of the Belcher Islands 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 litre of spirits;
       (b) four litres of wine; and
       (c) 18 litres of beer.

The results of this plebiscite are as follows:

  Number of Votes Percentage of Votes Cast
YES 134 37%
NO 224 63%
Rejected 1  
Total Valid Votes 358 100 %

 

For more information about the Liquor Act call 1.855.844.5488 or email kbell@gov.nu.ca

https://www.gov.nu.ca/sites/default/files/2019-02_nr03_fin_sanikiluaq_to_remain_prohibited_community-eng.pdf

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