Nunavut, Canada, local Agenda (setting) initiative [PAX] - Petition for a Plebiscite - Liquor Act

General Typology

Instrument
Agenda (setting) initiative [PAX]
Location
Nunavut, Canada
Political level
local
Local Name:
Petition for a Plebiscite - Liquor Act
Normative Level:
statutory
Legally Binding:
no
Legally Defined:

Plebiscite concerning licences
46. (1) Where at least 20% of the qualified voters in a settlement, municipality or area petition the Minister to close licensed premises of a certain class or classes, the Minister may order that a plebiscite be held to determine the wishes of the qualified voters of the settlement, municipality or area.

Plebiscite concerning restriction of hours

47.1. (1) Where at least twenty percent of the qualified voters in a settlement or municipality petition the Minister to hold a plebiscite to determine whether the hours of operation of licensed premises of a certain class or of certain classes ought to be restricted, or whether an existing restriction ought to be amended or removed, the Minister may order that a plebiscite be held to determine the wishes of the qualified voters of the settlement or municipality.

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

Subject Matter:

To suggest a plebiscite concerning restrictions of opening hours and llicences under the Liquor Act

Actors

Author:
Citizens
Initiator:
Citizens
Decision maker:
Minister

Requirements

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

Exception
(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.

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

Other Formal Requirements:

Procedural Elements

Collection Mode:
free
Specify Collection Mode:
Interaction With Authorities:

Supervision And Support:
Transparency And Finance:

Practice

Archive:
Remarks:

In case of a positive decision of the Minister a plebiscite follows. Please see the corresponding ATP-instrument.