Nunavut community votes to maintain prohibition – Nunatsiaq News

February 26, 2019

54 per cent of Kugaaruk voters say no to permitting restricted quantities of beer, wine

Kugaaruk residents have opted to keep alcohol prohibited following a Feb. 25 liquor plebiscite in the Kitikmeot community.

On Feb. 25, eligible voters were asked if they wanted to change the current system in favour of allowing residents to possess and purchase limited amounts of alcohol through a restricted quantities system.

But 54 per cent of Kugaaruk voters voted against the proposal on Monday.

This is the third time the community of about 1,000 has gone to the polls over its local liquor rules over the last decade and voted to maintain prohibition.

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