Dozens rally outside Northern and Co-op stores
People in the predominantly Inuit community of Coral Harbour, in Canada’s eastern Arctic, held a protest against high food prices Thursday outside the community’s Northern Store, and then at the Co-op.
Dozens of people held signs with slogans like “Ground Beef $16.99” and “Where is the subsidized food?”
Late last year the Northwest Company said the Nutrition North Canada program would save customers $6 million a year on foods like fruits and vegetables.
Nutrition North Canada is a federal food shipping subsidy meant to drive down the cost of healthy foods. It replaced the Food Mail program in 2010.
Canada’s Nutrition North food list announced, Eye on the Arctic, Radio Canada International
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