Problems persist with Arctic food subsidy: researcher

CTV News

December 10, 2015

A research paper suggests that a subsidy program to offset high Arctic grocery bills still hasn't fixed problems Canada's auditor general pointed out a year ago.

In Nunavut, where a one-kilogram bag of carrots averages $6.22, a subsidy is crucial for many families. Statistics Canada reports that nearly 37 per cent of Nunavut families had trouble getting food or missed meals because they couldn't afford to eat.

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