Arctic Food Subsidy Reforms Due “Shortly”, Says Minister

A $64 million-a year Arctic grocers’ subsidy is broken and must be fixed, says Northern Affairs Minister Dr. Carolyn Bennett. The Minister in Senate Question Period yesterday said reforms will be detailed shortly. Northerners pay $14 for a bag of potatoes and $7 a litre for milk despite subsidies, critics noted: ‘They don’t seem to have worked.’

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