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Proposed Liquor Act amendments: NTI calls for community vote on liquor stores

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(JULY 4, 2003 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) In publicly releasing its formal submission to the Legislative Assembly regarding the proposed Liquor Act amendments, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated today made clear its concern over the problems that will come with easier access to alcohol as proposed earlier this year by the Nunavut Liquor Board.

We believe any new revenues generated from increased access to alcohol will not cover the costs of the social problems this will cause, said NTI President Cathy Towtongie. Existing government programs and services to deal with substance abuse are inadequate as it is