Too small, too slow: critics slam Ottawa for tiered northern housing plan
The Liberals earmarked $300-million over 11 years for northern housing in this year's budget, but that's a lot less than what Nunavut asked for, and nothing will roll out until 2018-19. The feds, however, indicated money is already flowing north from last year's budget.
The office of Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says that the government is pumping funds into northern housing, noting that a recent $300-million housing pledge comes on top of nearly $97-million set aside in the 2016 budget. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright