Price of gas drops to $1.45 a litre for Nunavik Inuit

Harvesting equipment subsidies also get a small boost

On Sept. 1, the price of gasoline set by Nunavik’s fuel distributors dropped from $2.01 per litre to $1.85 per litre. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

Nunavik drivers will see a price drop at the pump this fall.

On Sept. 1, the price of gasoline set by Nunavik’s fuel distributors dropped from $2.01 per litre to $1.85 per litre.

The gasoline subsidy program, which is jointly managed by the Kativik Regional Government and Makivik Corp., will contribute 40 cents a litre, reducing the price to $1.45 per litre for all beneficiaries of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, the KRG said in a Sept. 9 news release.

The KRG also announced changes to one of its other cost-of-living subsidy programs: the maximum subsidy under the harvesting equipment measure will be increased from $1,000 to $1,150 as of Sept. 1.

As well, portable generators of 3,000 watts and less have been added to the program’s list of items eligible for a subsidy.

Regional organizations use Quebec’s cost-of-living funds—$115.8 million between now and 2025—to offer Nunavimmiut seven major subsidy programs: elders’ assistance, airfare reduction, and subsidies on country food (though its hunter support program), household appliances, harvesting equipment, gasoline and groceries.

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(2) Comments:

  1. Posted by JE on

    Envying Nunavik gov;t for taking good care of their fellow Nunavimmit. Couldn’t our gov’t ask for some pointers from them? Or is that asking too much?

    • Posted by Beholder on

      Good side bad side. One persons good is another’s persons bad. What we need to consider is all aspects of what our government is doing for us. Nunavik might have this , Nunavut might have another. Just looking at one aspect like gas prices don’t tell the full story. Remember in the midst of covid a few months ago, elders were being treated with extra funding in Nunavut, greater than Nunavik counter parts. Gas prices are very important to all of us in the north, let’s hope for more decent prices also for our food.

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