Nunavut minister faces media for first time in territory since Rankin Inlet dumpgate

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For much of December 2014, Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq was forced to explain herself.

It started when an APTN Investigates episode showed residents of Rankin Inlet, NU foraging in the local dump for food.

Following that broadcast, the minister was heard heckling opposition members on the issue in the house of commons, is alleged to have asked for an apology from the town’s deputy mayor for raising the subject, and nonchalantly reading a newspaper in the house while the debate on high food prices in the north raged around her.

Today in Iqaluit, Aglukkaq surfaced to meet the media and begin 2015 where 2014 left off.

APTN’s Kent Driscoll reports.

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.

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