Federal budget promises millions for Inuit housing – Nunatsiaq News

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The 2022 federal budget is promising millions of dollars for housing in Inuit communities and the modernization of Arctic defence, among other northern investments.

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled the budget, titled A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, in the House of Commons Thursday.

It includes several promises the Liberal government made on housing and infrastructure. The three territorial governments are to receive $150 million “to support affordable housing and related infrastructure.” Of that money, $60 million is going to the Government of Nunavut.

Inuit communities across Canada are also set to receive an additional $845 million over seven years in housing support. That comes from a proposed $4 billion in housing services through Indigenous Services Canada and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada.

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