If you think food prices in the north are high now, just wait

Kent Driscoll
APTN National News
The federal government has started to review the Nutrition North food subsidy program.

That’s the plan brought in by the previous government to lower the cost of buying some foods in Canada’s north.

The problem is no one actually knew whether it was working.

So during the election, the Liberals promised to review the program immediately.

While that work is now underway, the drop in the Canadian dollar could mean that the cost of food in the north is … well … going north.

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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.