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‘The model doesn’t make any sense’: Senators, Inuit orgs call for Nutrition North transformation

By Samantha Wright Allen       

Parliamentary secretary Yvonne Jones says the government has brought ‘continuous’ improvements to Nutrition North, mostly in 2018, including making 'significant changes around transparency.'

Labrador Liberal MP Yvonne Jones, pictured at a last year's Liberal convention in Halifax, says the government has brought 'continuous' improvements to Nutrition North. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster

A federal program that subsidizes the cost of sending perishable food to remote communities has a “model that doesn’t make any sense” for northerners, according to Senators who live in the territories and the organizations that represent their communities. Following a new study that questioned the effectiveness in the program in Nunavut, some hope that message will be heard.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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