Nunavut MLA charged with assaulting spouse

A member of Nunavut’s legislature is facing criminal charges from an incident earlier this week.

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A member of Nunavut’s legislature is facing criminal charges from an incident earlier this week.

Pangnirtung MLA Adamee Komoartok has been charged with assaulting his wife in Iqaluit last weekend.

This is not the first time Komoartok has been in trouble while sitting in the legislature.

In 2009, Komoartok was censured by his fellow MLA’s after he admitted to a drunken incident in Ottawa.

Assembly officials have declined to comment on the case.

Komoartok has not been seen in the legislature since Monday.

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