Ron Carlson Arctic Expeditions

Ron Carlson Arctic Expeditions
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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Rings a Bell

See further correspondence from 2010 by Procom, including Stenton's actions here.  Then threats of criminal charges, see here.

The same uncooperative and blocking actions by CLEY.  It is almost the exact same sequence that I have just encountered.  There is definitely something afoot with a pattern of preventing any activities from all outsiders related to Franklin discovery.


  1. This is so baffling--do you have any theories as to what their motivations are? It's bizarre given that the government itself is prioritizing searches for the ships and the support of the community is there. Moreover, blanket denials could lead to other searchers simply bypassing the administrative process and taking the risk. (Guess they could purport to be tourists.) I hope your interview will go some way toward leveraging public pressure.

    Also, I'd still love to see these criminal statutes that include passive observation of as yet un-designated archeological sites and photography of them as criminal offensives.

  2. Cultural Sites and Property


    51. (1) The Governor in Council may make regulations for the protection, care and preservation of sites, works, objects and specimens in Nunavut of palaeontological, archaeological, ethnological or historical importance, interest or significance and of explorers’ cairns and explorers’ documents in Nunavut.


    (2) Every person who contravenes any regulation made under subsection (1) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

    Power to seize

    52. (1) A peace officer who believes on reasonable grounds that any object, specimen or document has been removed, taken, shipped, had in possession or otherwise dealt in contravention of the regulations may, in Nunavut, without a warrant, seize the object, specimen or document.


    (2) A peace officer who makes a seizure under subsection (1) shall report the seizure as soon as practicable to a justice of the peace, who may, on being satisfied that the object, specimen or document was removed, taken, shipped, had in possession or otherwise dealt with in contravention of the regulations, declare it to be forfeited to Her Majesty in right of Canada and, on that declaration, it is forfeited.

  3. The Nunavut act as given by anonymous and copy/pasted by me above does not actually specify any regulation.

  4. I see the regulations quoted in the letter sent by CLEY to Ron, anonymous. Can you help with a link to the regs if they are on-line?