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Civil Emergency Measures Act Review

The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA), a department of the Government of the Northwest Territories, has announced that it is reviewing the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA) and invites submissions from the public.

The Yellowknife Amateur Radio Society has a close working relationship with MACA and has made a submission (see: The Ensign).  The Act is very important for emergency preparedness - which is one of the Society's mandates - to provide emergency radiocommunications during times of civil emergency.

YARS welcomes the opportunity to make submissions.  Members and others interested in the amateur radio service should consider whether they wish to make submissions independently of the Society.  Although the submission deadline was 15 August 2014 one could make suggestions now or wait and make suggestions when the Act reaches the Legislative Assembly.

More information may be obtained from the MACA website, including a MACA policy document:  http://www.maca.gov.nt.ca/cema .