Jack Anawak – the former Nunatsiaq MP, Rankin Inlet North MLA, and candidate in the last federal and territorial elections – will serve 30 days at the Baffin Correctional Centre beginning Feb. 2.

Anawak pleaded guilty to a June 2017 impaired driving charge in November.

He was sentenced to a 30-day intermittent sentence at the Nunavut Court of Justice Jan. 15, meaning he will serve his sentence on weekends only.

Nunavut politician Jack Anawak is to serve 30 days at the Baffin Correctional Centre for his second incident of impaired driving. The sentence was imposed Jan. 15 at the Nunavut Court of Justice.
photo courtesy Jack Anawak

“He will enter BCC at 7:00 p.m. on Fridays and exit at 7:00 a.m. on Sundays. While he is not serving his sentence at BCC, he is subject to the statutory probation conditions,” said Crown prosecutor Roman Dzioba.

Those conditions are: keep the peace and be of good behaviour, attend court as and when required, and inform the court if he changes his name, address or occupation.

Additionally, Anawak is prohibited from driving for three years and must pay a $100 victim surcharge.

Dzioba and defence lawyer James Morton agreed on the sentence prior to attending court.

The sentence is the mandatory minimum, as this is the second time Anawak is guilty of impaired driving. The first time was in 2012. He was subsequently fined for driving while prohibited in 2013.

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