Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government – Special Announcement
January 12, 2020 –
This evening community members gathered in front of the Listuguj Police Department to question recent arrests made within the community surrounding illegal sales of cannabis. Chief Darcy Gray was in attendance to take questions from community members.
Despite the cold weather, there was a sizeable turnout, coffee was served, and positive exchange ensued. Chief Darcy Gray addressed community member concerns surrounding mistaken information which stemmed from social media suggesting today’s arrests were a result of SQ operations. Both Chief Darcy Gray and Chief of Police Trapper Metallic clarified that this was initiated, planned, organized and conducted entirely by the LPD.
Based on questions from the crowd, it was also mentioned that temporary licensing for cannabis vendors had already been planned to be addressed at the next duly-convened council meeting scheduled for Monday, January 13, 2020. If approved, by Council, temporary licenses will be issued on an interim basis pending the creation of the cannabis control office.
The meeting will start Monday, January 13, at 9:00 AM. Although we would have liked to have the meeting at the Listuguj Community Development Centre (Bingo Hall), the meeting will take place in the Council Chambers due to limited time available to coordinate a change in location. As always, community members are welcomed to join.