The Nunatsiavut Government (NG) sent out a press release that Jacque’s actions violate the Nunatsiavut Code of Conduct. The incident happened in December of 2016 and a complaint against the AngajukKâk, which functions similar to a mayor, was lodged with NG. A committee, who made the decision Jacque was guilty of misconduct and that his behaviour brought discredit to his office, had looked at the matter.
The penalty he was given was a suspension from office without pay for a period of one week and is required to issue a formal written apology to the complainant for his words and actions. A copy of the letter must also be filed with the Clerk of the Nunatsiavut Assembly.