Nutrition North replaced the old food mail program on April 1, 2011, directing air freight subsidies directly to retailers to encourage competition among air carriers. This new program was supposed to help lower the cost of healthy foods in stores across the north. In its first six months, Nutrition North spent more than $24 million on air freight subsidies to northern retailers. Instead, food prices have risen to the point where people are going hungry and even our own Government is not paying Attention.
Even our own Nunavut Government seems to be ignoring the problem. Once we get enough signatures this petition will be sent to all the ministers and the Premier. We have to keep this topic alive or they will forget about it.