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As the oil sands MP, Tory Brian Jean's 'got a real challenge'

'There has to be government intervention and working with industry to find people who are trained, first of all, but also to find them places to live and eat and sleep. It's not working right now,' Brian Jean said in 2004

With the environment now considered one of the top issues facing the country, Conservative MP Brian Jean is facing increasingly competing interests in his high-profile riding of Fort McMurray-Athabasca, where the the negative impacts of the oil sands boom are turning local opinion against expanding oil sands development.

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As the oil sands MP, Tory Brian Jean's 'got a real challenge'

'There has to be government intervention and working with industry to find people who are trained, first of all, but also to find them places to live and eat and sleep. It's not working right now,' Brian Jean said in 2004

With the environment now considered one of the top issues facing the country, Conservative MP Brian Jean is facing increasingly competing interests in his high-profile riding of Fort McMurray-Athabasca, where the the negative impacts of the oil sands boom are turning local opinion against expanding oil sands development.

  

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Thursday, March 5, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

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ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
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NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
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First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
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First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
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After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
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Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
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First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
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First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.

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