Money Chrétien spent on airplanes could have been better used in the North


I am here in Ottawa wondering if Nunavummiut have heard of Mr. Chrétien buying two $160-million airplanes, which comes out to $320-million.

Now those funds could have been used wisely in Nunavut. First of all, the housing shortage could have been rectified.

Second, the Nunavut government could hire more doctors and professionals to stay longer in the bigger communities, such as Pangnirtung, Igloolik, Kugluktuk, Cambridge Bay, Rankin Inlet, Arviat and Iqaluit.

Some of those same funds could make sure that all the homeless are housed in all of the Nunavut communities. Some of the funds could have been used to hire more teachers so that the classrooms are not housing 25-35 students but 15-20 students (they learn better this way).

OR if the Nunavutmiut wanted, they can build those three hospitals with no fuss from anybody, and equipped with the highest technical equipment any hospital has been able to purchase or obtain.

If you are serious about the health of Nunavummiut, then all you people, I mean all of you Nunvummiut should write letters to your MLAs, meet with your community members and tell the rest of Nunavummuit you can use this money for the identified needed services.

I encourage you Nunavummiut to voice you concerns, recommendations and suggestions because if you do not, who will voice your concerns for you?? Be a growing and healthy part of Nunavut. Tell your voted officials how you feel and what you would like to see.

I just wanted to say this to you thru this paper since I can not be there to voice it on the Radio. Thanks for taking the time to read this letter.

Mary Alainga

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