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Ind. (NU)
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2018-11-05 15:04 [p.23263]
Mr. Speaker,
[Member spoke in Inuktitut]
My question is for the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development. This is in follow-up to my question last week. I do not believe that the minister grasped the severity of Nunavut's housing shortage.
Yes, $240 million has been allocated. It sounds like a lot, but it is over 10 years. That is 48 new houses per year for the entire territory, which is less than two per community. This is a crisis. Overcrowding is contributing to high rates of youth suicide and tuberculosis. No Canadian should live like this.
I ask again, will the minister take immediate action to work with the Government of Nunavut to solve this crisis?
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