PSAC members help homeless family


Recently, Public Service Alliance of Canada members from throughout Nunavut, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories met in Iqaluit to attend a PSAC-sponsored union development program (UDP) to promote social consciousness and change.

A portion of the varied agenda included attending the launch of a newly published work by Jack Anawak titled Who is Equal.

In the course of his introduction to this human rights text, Mr. Anawak alluded to the plight of the Atagoyuk family, documented on the front page of the Dec. 9 Nunatsiaq News.

Jack Anawak’s mention of this family’s housing dilemma stimulated UDP course participants to offer a monetary donation of $220 with the hope that, in a small way, it will provide some comfort to the Atagoyuk family and more focus on the Nunavut housing situation.

UDP participants recognized that this family’s circumstances are not unique, with many others here in Nunavut and elsewhere lacking basic affordable shelter. All others having means to assist those in need would do well contributing anything they could manage.

With a federal election quickly approaching, we would urge everyone to carefully examine the various candidate platforms so your decision can make a positive difference.

Gary Popoff

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