The Iqaluit airport project a disaster for Nunavut?
“The wealth of a generation devoted to fulfilling the need for our local airlines to schedule all of their flights at exactly the same time”
We have a housing crisis. We have a suicide epidemic.
We have widespread hunger. We have astronomical rates of domestic violence.
We have the lowest graduation rates in Canada. Inuit culture and language are under threat. Our energy system is unreliable and dirty.
The priority list runs deep, but you could follow it from the top of Mt. Barbeau to the bottom of the Meadowbank mine before finding the $300 million airport project.
And yet, there it is right at the top – the wealth of a generation devoted to fulfilling the need for our local airlines to schedule all of their flights at exactly the same time.
This project is a disaster for Nunavut, and every one of our MLAs should look in the mirror and ask themselves if they’ve spent so much time flying around that they’ve lost touch with Nunavummiut.
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