Feds hold off on revising Nutrition North subsidy list, seek Inuit input – Nunatsiaq News

2 May, 2019

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The federal government is delaying plans to stop subsidizing a number of foods through the Nutrition North Canada program.

Last winter, the federal government announced some changes to the controversial program.

These changes included adding new items and creating new and higher targeted subsidy rates for things like milk and infant formula.

“Northerners told us that they want greater savings on healthy foods that are targeted at supporting healthy families,” a federal spokesperson said in an email to Nunatsiaq News on May 2. “They also requested a focus on some items with a longer shelf life, including non-perishable key staples.”

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