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Photo: Pre-election windfall comes to Iqaluit in port facility

By NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The Canadian government announced a major investment in Iqaluit's marine infrastructure in Iqaluit July 30. In a well-timed pre-election windfall, Nunavut's MP, Leona Aglukkaq, said at a news conference in Iqaluit's Qamutik Building that Ottawa would commit $63.7-million in funding for a deep sea port, sealift facility and small craft harbour in Iqaluit. The Government of Nunavut would be on the hook for the remaining $21.2-million of a project estimated to cost about $85 million. The GN's economic development and transportation minister, Monica Ell, said at the same conference that she will table the proposed project and budget during the fall's sitting of the legislature. Above, Aglukkaq, right, along with Simon Nattaq and Cathy Towtongie, president of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., listen to Ell during the July 30 announcement. (PHOTO BY THOMAS ROHNER)


The Canadian government announced a major investment in Iqaluit’s marine infrastructure in Iqaluit July 30. In a well-timed pre-election windfall, Nunavut’s MP, Leona Aglukkaq, said at a news conference in Iqaluit’s Qamutik Building that Ottawa would commit $63.7-million in funding for a deep sea port, sealift facility and small craft harbour in Iqaluit. The Government of Nunavut would be on the hook for the remaining $21.2-million of a project estimated to cost about $85 million. The GN’s economic development and transportation minister, Monica Ell, said at the same conference that she will table the proposed project and budget during the fall’s sitting of the legislature. Above, Aglukkaq, right, along with Simon Nattaq and Cathy Towtongie, president of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., listen to Ell during the July 30 announcement. (PHOTO BY THOMAS ROHNER)

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