Since the allegations against the Ordinary Member Max Blake surfaced, beneficiaries have been calling on the Nunatsiavut Government to take action.
The Nunatsiavut Government has advised the public that there is a process that is used to deal with matters such as these.
OK Radio spoke with Mary Sillett about the process.
Sillett explains that the Code of Conduct says that every official has to act with integrity.
They must not engage in conduct that would bring discredit to their office.
Section 4 of the Code of Conduct says that an elected official shall not consume alcohol or illegal drugs while conducting or discussing NG business.
According to Sillett after a complaint is received the accused NG Member has 10 days to respond.
The Assembly Speaker then decides whether or not to proceed with the complaint.
If the Speaker decides to proceed, the complaint can then be dealt with through mediation or by a committee at the NG Assembly sitting.
The committee would decide by voting on the issue.
A 60 percent vote is required to remove an Assembly Member.
There is no time limit on this process.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Nunatsiavut Clerk Clarifies Complaint Process
Posted by Radio Producer at 10:28 AM
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Could I suggest that an addition toReplyDelete
"Section 4 of the Code of Conduct says that an elected official shall not consume alcohol or illegal drugs while conducting or discussing NG business."
Could be more specific and include "banning Assembly Members from bars during assembly meetings, this is where the problems stem from.
What people have to ask theirselves is this all part of a bigger problem and showing the abosolute in-experience of those recently elected and those in charge of are so called government. Why do we have so many jobs vacant in high positions? NG is looking for 3 Deputy Ministers, 2 senior directors and 1 general manager of LIDC. Looks like from looking in we are in some major trouble.ReplyDelete