How many hamlets carry a deficit?
Nunavummiut may soon know how many hamlets are carrying deficits after Baker Lake MLA Glenn McLean pressed Manitok Thompson, minister of community government and transportation, to release the information.
“There are quite a few hamlets that are in a deficit situation in the territory,” Thompson said. “I couldn’t tell you what the numbers are, but there are some in each region that are in a deficit situation.”
According to the Hamlets Act, municipalities cannot carry a deficit for more than one year, McLean pointed out.
Thompson agreed to provide the information “as soon as possible.”