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Makkovik community leader suspended for making inappropriate and harassing comments

Herbert Jacque, AngajukKâk of the Makkovik Inuit Community Government
Herbert Jacque, AngajukKâk of the Makkovik Inuit Community Government

Makkovik - Herbert Jacque, AngajukKâk of the Makkovik Inuit Community Government, was suspended for a week on May 2 for making inappropriate and harassing comments to a female constituent during a private telephone conversation.

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.

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