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Inuit hardships are lost amid Canada’s affordability crisis. But this MP is listening – CityNews

February 26, 2024

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Driving around Iqaluit, Lori Idlout wonders aloud whether the rest of Canada really is in a cost-of-living crisis.

The stories that are all too common in Nunavut of people being unable to access proper housing are getting drowned out, and that’s heartbreaking, she says.

Inuit have been living in a housing crisis since first being forced into settlements. It’s a truth that weighs on Idlout, the territory’s sole member of Parliament.

“When I go to the malls in Ottawa and Edmonton and Winnipeg, there’s lots of people walking around in malls shopping,” she said in a recent interview from behind the wheel of her truck as The Canadian Press rode along with her.

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