$24M and counting: How much will Nunavut spend to bail out airline industry

Nunavut’s government has spent half of their unplanned spending for COVID-19 on supporting the territory’s airline industry, $24 million and counting.

Eventually, the government will have to make their case to Members of the Legislative Assembly. But there’s a problem – those MLAs may be working without some key numbers due to non-disclosure agreements between the government and the airlines.

Video Journalist / Iqaluit

Kent has been APTN’s Nunavut correspondent since 2007. In that time he has closely covered Inuit issues, including devolution and the controversial Nutrition North food subsidy. He has also worked for CKIQ-FM in Iqaluit and as a reporter for Nunavut News North.