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RELEASE- Sanikiluaq Plebiscite Results

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 %


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