Taloyoak votes against creating alcohol education committee
57% vote to keep access to alcohol unrestricted
The community of Taloyoak, Nunavut has voted to keep access to alcohol unrestricted, governed only by the territory's general liquor laws.
The community held a plebiscite on creating an alcohol education committee, where individuals have to apply to the committee to bring liquor into the community. The committee can then accept the application, deny it outright, or place restrictions on the amount of liquor being purchased.
Two hundred and forty-four valid votes were cast, with 43 per cent voting to establish the committee and 57 per cent opposed.
To change the system, 60 per cent of people would have had to be in favour.