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Housing
Canada Now | Northbeat | Feb.12

In Their Own WordsFor many people in Nunavut, housing remains a desperate issue. The territory has the worst housing shortage in the country, and it's affecting the social and physical well-being of its citizens. But in some communities, there's up to a 10-year wait for people who want their own homes.

The need for new housing is one of the most volatile issues in the territorial election.

Reporter Rebbecca Zandbergen has the radio story from Iqaluit. Hear the story in English

Canada Now/Northbeat's Odile Nelson reports on housing issues in Arviat. Watch the video in English

 


Nunavut Economy
Lee Selleck | CBC Online News | Feb.10

In Their Own WordsNunavut is the hardest place to make a living in Canada. Jobs are scarce across the territory, and the cost of living is high. That means people face very tough times...and for many, a life on welfare. As Nunavut goes into its second territorial election, building an economy is one of the government's biggest challenges.

Reporter Lee Selleck gives us a snapshot of Nunavut's economy today.

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The Inuit Way
Vinnie Karetak | CBC Online News | Jan. 30

In Their Own WordsIt's been five years since the creation of Canada's newest territory. One of the biggest changes that Inuit expected was that the Nunavut government would work a different way - an Inuit way. But has that really happened? Vinnie Karetak visted the community of Igloolik, a place renowned for its ties to Inuit culture and values.

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The First Five Years
Jennifer Tilden | CBC Online News | Jan. 30

In Their Own WordsOn Feb. 16. Nunavummuit will go to the
polls to elect a new government.

Of the 82 candidates who have thrown their hats into the ring, 19 will be elected to sit in Nunavut's second Legislative Assembly.

They will face many challenges, but none as daunting as those faced by the MLAs elected to the first Nunavut government

Here's a look back at what's been done and what's left to do after five years of self government. Prepared by Jennifer Tilden.

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In Their Own Words
John Boivin | CBC Online News | Jan. 28

In Their Own WordsCBC Radio Nunavut has given each of the candidates in the election the opportunity to make a short statement about why they are running for the territorial assembly. Full Story >




Twenty Questions
John Boivin | CBC Online News | Jan. 26

Twenty QuestionsHow do you tell if a certain candidate has the right ideas to represent your community? You might want to ask them some of the following questions as they pertain to your community. Full Story >






CBC Archives: On the Nunavut Campaign Trail
CBC Archives | Jan. 22

CBC ArchivesWhen people went to the polls in 1999, they did it on their own terms, electing a consensus government and making special provisions for voting in a vast territory. They were looking for candidates to tackle the region's toughest obstacles: poor access to health care and high suicide and unemployment rates. Full Story >


The Public Life in Nunavut
Jack Anawak | CBC Online News | Jan. 21

Jack Anawak reports on political life in NunavutThe outgoing MLA for Rankin Inlet North, Jack Anawak is leaving Nunavut politics to become the new Canadian Ambassador for Circumpolar Affairs. Here he offers his thoughts on what makes campaigning in Nunavut unique, and some advice to would-be candidates. Full Story >




Nunavut Budget: Facing Tough Decisions
John Boivin | CBC Online News | Jan. 20

Finance Minister Kelvin NgKelvin Ng had to find proper footwear for his budget speech, something that reflected the serious message he had to give his fellow MLAs. That money was going to get tight, so it was time to be frugal and sensible.

So when the finance minister stood up in Nunavut's house last March, he wore his old kamiik. Full Story >


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In Their Own Words

Visit the Indepth Features section for a look at "The First Five Years", "The Inuit Way", "Nunavut Economy" and "Housing".

In Their Own Words

In Their Own Words
CBC Radio Nunavut has given each of the candidates in the election the opportunity to make a short statement about why they are running for the territorial assembly. Hear their statements >

Twenty Questions

Twenty Questions
How do you tell if a certain candidate has the right ideas to represent your community? You might want to ask them some of the following questions.. Full Story >


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