Nunatsiavut welcomes Nutrition North changes, but says they’re just a start – CBC

Concerns remain over lack of transparency in the subsidy system

Dec 13, 2018

Changes to Nutrition North will be welcomed by Labrador Inuit, but there are still many concerns about the food subsidy program, says the food security co-ordinator for the Nunatsiavut government.

The federal government Monday announced a substantial series of changes to the program. Among them, some new items such as diapers will now be subsidized, and existing subsidies for a range of other items, including infant food and frozen vegetables, will be increased.

“What I have heard from Labradorians, and specifically from folks in Nunatsiavut, is [that’s] extremely important, and I believe that will be a very welcome change,” Kristeen McTavish told CBC Radio’s Labrador Morning.

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