Government says coroner’s wrongful dismissal claim has no merit

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Former chief coroner Padma Suramala – who filed a $1 million lawsuit in June for wrongful dismissal – was fired for financial and employment irregularities, and passing off a false court order, according to the Government of Nunavut in its statement of defence. The Department of Justice sent the document to Nunavut News, stating it...
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Michele LeTourneau
Michele LeTourneau first arrived at NNSL's headquarters in Yellowknife in1998, with a BA honours in Theatre. For four years she documented the arts across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Following a very short stint as a communications officer with the Government of the Northwest Territories, Michele spent a decade at a community-based environmental monitoring board in the mining industry, where she worked with Inuit, Chipewyan, Tlicho, Yellowknives Dene and Metis elders to help develop traditional knowledge and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit contributions for monitoring and management plans. She rejoined NNSL and moved to Iqaluit in May 2014 to write for Nunavut News. Michele has received a dozen awards for her work with NNSL.