Nunavut needs energy security, and then it can move towards more sustainable alternatives to diesel fuel.
Conservative MP David Yurdiga says the Liberal government's infrastructure promise for rural and northern communities is 'seriously flawed' because it will be divided across the three northern territories and 10 provinces.
The Trudeau government announced in this year's budget that it would earmark millions to help wean northern communities off diesel fuel but NDP MP Linda Duncan says it's not nearly enough to precipitate substantial changes.
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.