GN, Inuit organizations welcome federal budget’s housing, mental health investments – Nunatsiaq News

Apr 8, 2022

Plan unveiled this week addresses infrastructure shortfalls, says Nunavut Finance Minister Lorne Kusugak

Investments in housing and mental health contained in this week’s federal budget are being welcomed by the Government of Nunavut and two national Inuit organizations.

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled the proposed spending in the House of Commons Thursday.

In a news release the next morning, Nunavut Premier P.J. Akeeagok said he is optimistic about what’s been set aside for the territory.

The release highlights $60 million Nunavut would receive over two years for affordable housing and related infrastructure, as well as tax credits for first-time home buyers.

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