Nunavut, Canada, local Agenda (setting) initiative [PAX] - Petition to hold plebiscite - Liquor Act - Restrictions, Prohibition

General Typology

Instrument
Agenda (setting) initiative [PAX]
Location
Nunavut, Canada
Political level
local
Local Name:
Petition to hold plebiscite - Liquor Act - Restrictions, Prohibition
Normative Level:
statutory
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

48. (1) Where at least 20 qualified voters in a settlement, municipality or area petition the Minister to hold a plebiscite to determine whether the consumption, possession, purchase, sale or transport of liquor ought to be restricted or prohibited in the settlement, municipality or area, the Minister may order that a plebiscite be held to determine the wishes of the qualified voters of the settlement, municipality or area.

Nature of restriction or prohibition

(4) A petition presented to the Minister under subsection (1) must indicate the nature of the restriction or prohibition on which it is desired to ascertain the wishes of the qualified voters at a plebiscite.

Questions

(5) The questions on a ballot used in a plebiscite under subsection (1) must

(a) reflect the content of the petition and may include other questions that the Minister considers desirable; and

(b) be translated into languages or dialects appropriate to the settlement, municipality or area.

References: CONSOLIDATION OF LIQUOR ACT, R.S.N.W.T. 1988,c.L-9, (Current to: August 15, 2014)
Subject Matter:

To restrict or prohibit liquor consumption, possession, purchase, sale, transport

Actors

Author:
citizens
Initiator:
citizens
Decision maker:
Minister

Requirements

Number Of Signatures:
20
Available Time:
No information in legal source
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
Excluded Issues:

(3) Where

(a) a brew pub licence for the sale and consumption at a brew pub of beer manufactured by the licence holder under a brewery permit,

(b) a cocktail lounge licence for the sale and consumption of liquor, or

(c) a dining room licence for the sale and consumption of beer and wine in a public dining room,

is in force in a settlement, municipality or area, no question shall be asked in a plebiscite held under subsection (1) that would, if approved by the qualified voters of the settlement, municipality or area, authorize the making of a regulation that would have the effect of prohibiting or restricting the sale of liquor for consumption in the licensed premises in accordance with the terms and conditions of the licence and the provisions of this Act and the regulations.

Other Formal Requirements:
Nature of restriction or prohibition

(4) A petition presented to the Minister under subsection (1) must indicate the nature of the restriction or prohibition on which it is desired to ascertain the wishes of the qualified voters at a plebiscite.

Questions

(5) The questions on a ballot used in a plebiscite under subsection (1) must

(a) reflect the content of the petition and may include other questions that the Minister considers desirable; and

(b) be translated into languages or dialects appropriate to the settlement, municipality or area.

Procedural Elements

Collection Mode:
Specify Collection Mode:
Interaction With Authorities:
Supervision And Support:
Transparency And Finance:

Practice

Archive:
Remarks:

Please see corresponding ATP instrument.