Civil rights group says Nunavut's mandatory hotel isolation no longer legally justifiable

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Nunavut MLAs and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association are questioning whether the mandatory hotel isolation still makes sense with the current vaccination rate in the territory. 

The civil rights group called the isolation hubs “offside the law and the latest science” in a letter to Nunavut’s Health Minister Lorne Kusugak and Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Michael Patterson. 

Since the end of March 2020, the Nunavut government has required most of its residents to spend two weeks in isolation in a government-run quarantine before returning to the territory. It has contracted hotels in Ottawa, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Yellowknife for this purpose. 

“Although the mandatory hotel isolation may have been justified at

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