Kativik Regional Government

December update: Nunivaat - Nunavik Statistics Program

RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES

Nunavik Price Monitoring Project – The report entitled Consumer Prices Monitoring in Nunavik, 2011-2013 was presented to the KRG Council in November. In brief, the report notes that, while the prices of fresh perishable food products have decreased since the implementation of Nutrition North Canada, the prices of other categories of subsidized products and products that used to be subsidized under the Food Mail Program have increased. The full report can be obtained at www.nunivaat.org under the heading Publications.

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New survey to better understand how Nunavik residents use computers for work and home applications

January 27 2014, Kuujjuaq, Québec- Kativik Regional Government (KRG) has received a proposal to create an Inuktitut Operating System for people to install on their computers. KRG has commissioned Nordicity – a leading ICT consultancy - to provide an assessment of the potential socio-cultural impacts of that proposal for Nunavik residents. 

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Agreement on Increased Funding to Reduce the High Cost of Living in Nunavik

Québec, December 9, 2013 – The Makivik Corporation, the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) and the Québec government have reached an agreement on increased funding to mitigate the effects of the high cost of living on Nunavik residents. “Over the next three years, these measures will direct more than $33 million towards reducing the cost-of-living inequities faced by Nunavimmiut”, declared Makivik President Jobie Tukkiapik and KRG Chairperson Maggie Emudluk.

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