Release: Enhancement of Internet Services in Nunavik
Kuujjuaq, Québec, August 23, 2018 – Jennifer Munick, Chairperson of the Kativik Regional Government (KRG), and Stéphane Lauzon, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Persons with Disabilities, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced in Kuujjuaq the contribution of the Government of Canada to the KRG Tamaani Internet phase 5 project. The contribution made through the Connect to Innovate program will finance 50% of the costs associated with the $125‑million project. In November 2017, the Québec government, through the Société du Plan Nord, committed to cover the other half of the project costs.
Nunavik residents to get new or faster Internet access thanks to investments from governments of Canada and Quebec
August 22, 2018 – Kuujjuaq, Quebec
Internet access is more than just a convenience: citizens, communities, businesses and institutions need it to find information, offer services and create opportunities. That’s why the Government of Canada is helping all of Nunavik’s 14 Inuit communities and 28 institutions get online with new or improved high-speed Internet access.
Release: Optimization of the Home Ownership and Renovation Program in the Kativik Region
Kuujjuaq, August 17, 2018 – The MNA for Ungava and Parliamentary Assistant for the Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks, Jean Boucher, announces on behalf of the Minister responsible for Consumer Protection and for Housing, Lise Thériault, improvements to the Home Ownership and Renovation Program in the Kativik Region.
Release: Over $449 000 for the realisation of two projects in Nunavik
Chibougamau, July 12th 2018.- The Quebec Government, through the Fonds d’appui au rayonnement des regions (FARR) announced a financial aid of $449 000$ for the realisation of two projects in Nunavik. This support comes from the Stratégie gouvernementale pour assurer l’occupation et la vitalité des territoires 2018-2022.
Enhancements to the Food and Other Essentials Program
The list of eligible items under the Food and Other Essentials Program has been enhanced to reduce the costs of more food and non food items purchased from retail stores in the region. Among the changes, a 30% discount will now be applied on all fresh fruit and vegetables. As well, the items covered under many other product categories have been expanded to include all sizes and brands.