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Nunavut MLAs question housing funding allocation –

Sep 10, 2013

Housing was the topic of the day in the Nunavut Legislative Assembly on Monday.

This spring, the federal government announced $100-million to fund housing in the territory. Shortly after that, the Nunavut government decided how to disburse those funds and which communities would receive new units

But many MLAs still are not happy with the way the 210 units were distributed. Some of them brought up the issue in Committee of the Whole on Monday — an unusual step.

“We’re trying to determine whether the formula that the Nunavut Housing Corporation came up with is a good one to keep following or are certain communities going to always not be getting allocated housing units,” Quttiktuq MLA Ron Elliott said.

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