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A head of cabbage for $20: Canada's Inuit organize widespread protest over hunger, food cost

 
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A head of cabbage for $20: Canada's Inuit organize widespread protest over hunger, food cost
IQALUIT, Nunavut — A head of cabbage for $20. Fifteen bucks for a small bag of apples.

A case of ginger ale: $82.

Fed up and frustrated by sky-high food prices and concerned over widespread hunger in their communities, thousands of Inuit have spent weeks posting pictures and price tags from their local grocery stores to a Facebook site called Feed My Family.

That site is now the nucleus of an unprecedented protest across Nunavut organized for Saturday to draw attention to food prices that would shock southerners.

"This is traditionally not the Inuit way, I understand that," said Leesee Papatsie, the 44-year-old Iqaluit mother of four who's organizing the event. "But we're trying to get Nunavummiut to step forward and say 'Hey, food is too expensive."'

Papatsie wants Inuit in every community in Nunavut to stand together outside their local grocery store Saturday afternoon. A similar event is being organized in Ottawa.

Weeks after the federal government dismissed concerns from a United Nations representative about food insecurity in Canada's North, turnout at the protest could be impressive. More than 10,000 people have joined the Feed My Family site -- over a third of Nunavut's entire population.

"Food insecurity is so prevalent," said Nunavut's territorial nutritionist, Jennifer Wakegijig, who tabled a report on the issue this week in the Nunavut legislature.

It found nearly three-quarters of Inuit preschoolers live in food-insecure homes. Half of youths 11 to 15 years old sometimes go to bed hungry. Two-thirds of Inuit parents also told a McGill University survey that they sometimes ran out of food and couldn't afford more.

"Every Inuit in Nunavut knows someone in their family or in their community that is hungry that day," said Papatsie.

The roots of the problem are deep and tangled.

Cost is one of them. As Ron Elliott, the MLA for the High Arctic communities of Resolute, Grise Fiord and Arctic Bay said, "We're at the end of the food chain here."

He tells of one southern Inuit family that tried to send food north to relatives. Shipping $200 worth of groceries cost $500.

Nunavut's larder of "country food" -- caribou, seals, fish and other animals -- is there for the taking, but only if people can afford the snowmobiles, gas, rifles, ammunition and gear needed to travel safely. Elliott estimates hunting costs about $150 a day.

Canada's national Inuit group, Inuit Tapirisat Kanatami, reports 42 per cent of Inuit say hunting is too expensive.

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Here the link to the story.
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Canada is worse than the U.S. when it comes to taking care of their hungry people. This is what happens when you get a left wing liberal government. They preach all kinds of good things to do for the poor but they do nothing to alleviate it. They're worse than right wing extremists.
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You live near Greenland...and on the same latitude for crying out loud.

You expect non-native fresh veggies and other food-stocks to be cheap there? thwak




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Repeat after me: "carrying capacity of the land." People have lived there thousands of years without gas, snowmobiles and rifles, I suggest they figure out how or MOVE. Yes, send them solar collectors and greenhouses, biomass or carbon fuel heat systems, etc. even tunnel into permafrost if need be to produce with hydroponics. If they are sitting in huts watching tv and expecting food deliveries I would say this whole independent nation thing is BS, and they should be ashamed of themselves. Let them hunt or fish as they traditionally did, give them the tools if need be, but it should be work or starve, same with every other place on the planet because if the day comes all motor transport quits or govt fails, they will starve to death waiting to be rescued. This goes for all people, everywhere, no work, no eat.
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Won't be long til those prices are here in the U.S

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I feel bad for the costs they have to pay,..but what do they honestly expect when everything has to be flown in hundreds and at times thousands of miles. They live in the far north and in extremely remote areas...everything is flown in or has to be trucked in over a few months over winter ice roads...

They also conveniently forget to reveal they get some seriously good tax breaks and some pay no taxes what so ever, perks no one else in Canada enjoys because of where they live.

Not saying its all bread and roses but I think they should remind themselves where they live. This is akin to living beside an airport and bitching about the noise.

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I lived in Iqaluit, Nunavut back in the late 80's. A 2 L jug of milk was $7.00 and a box of cereal was $14.00. Built a house up there and it cost $3k per square foot.
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IQALUIT, Nunavut — A head of cabbage for $20. Fifteen bucks for a small bag of apples.

A case of ginger ale: $82.

Fed up and frustrated by sky-high food prices and concerned over widespread hunger in their communities, thousands of Inuit have spent weeks posting pictures and price tags from their local grocery stores to a Facebook site called Feed My Family.

That site is now the nucleus of an unprecedented protest across Nunavut organized for Saturday to draw attention to food prices that would shock southerners.

"This is traditionally not the Inuit way, I understand that," said Leesee Papatsie, the 44-year-old Iqaluit mother of four who's organizing the event. "But we're trying to get Nunavummiut to step forward and say 'Hey, food is too expensive."'

Papatsie wants Inuit in every community in Nunavut to stand together outside their local grocery store Saturday afternoon. A similar event is being organized in Ottawa.

Weeks after the federal government dismissed concerns from a United Nations representative about food insecurity in Canada's North, turnout at the protest could be impressive. More than 10,000 people have joined the Feed My Family site -- over a third of Nunavut's entire population.

"Food insecurity is so prevalent," said Nunavut's territorial nutritionist, Jennifer Wakegijig, who tabled a report on the issue this week in the Nunavut legislature.

It found nearly three-quarters of Inuit preschoolers live in food-insecure homes. Half of youths 11 to 15 years old sometimes go to bed hungry. Two-thirds of Inuit parents also told a McGill University survey that they sometimes ran out of food and couldn't afford more.

"Every Inuit in Nunavut knows someone in their family or in their community that is hungry that day," said Papatsie.

The roots of the problem are deep and tangled.

Cost is one of them. As Ron Elliott, the MLA for the High Arctic communities of Resolute, Grise Fiord and Arctic Bay said, "We're at the end of the food chain here."

He tells of one southern Inuit family that tried to send food north to relatives. Shipping $200 worth of groceries cost $500.

Nunavut's larder of "country food" -- caribou, seals, fish and other animals -- is there for the taking, but only if people can afford the snowmobiles, gas, rifles, ammunition and gear needed to travel safely. Elliott estimates hunting costs about $150 a day.

Canada's national Inuit group, Inuit Tapirisat Kanatami, reports 42 per cent of Inuit say hunting is too expensive.

And those being asked to bear those costs are among Canada's poorest. ITK says half of Inuit adults earn less than $20,000 a year.

But Inuit don't always have the skills to make the best use of the resources they've got, Wakegijig acknowledges.

"There's just been a whole shift in the food supply for people that are now living in communities. And that shift in food supply didn't necessarily bring with it knowledge about or how to prepare southern types of food," she said.

"Even if that cabbage cost $2, there's no guarantee the Inuit mother would buy it."

Poverty and food security are now at the centre of the territorial government's agenda. A "Food Security Coalition" has been formed with representatives from six different government departments, as well as Inuit organizations.

Nunavut has also established school breakfast programs in all its communities. It offers classes in cooking and prenatal nutrition. It funds repairs to community freezers to store harvested game and sponsors community hunts to make more country food available.

Increasingly, country food is being sold. Some suggest that will create incentives for hunters to bring in more of it. But others point out those who can't afford hamburger aren't likely to be able to afford caribou, either.

A wealthier territory could go a long way to making Arctic hunger history. Ed McKenna of the Nunavut Roundtable for Poverty Reduction points out that mineral exploration in Nunavut is likely to create much-needed jobs.

"Economic growth is needed, and we will have those things," he said. "The problem is how to ensure that people participate in that economic growth."

Good jobs will help, but not everyone will work in a mine. McKenna said communities have to learn to work together to ensure none among them go hungry.

"Poverty reduction amounts to more than just an issue around income," he said. "Poverty has lots of different dimensions and we need to take a holistic approach."

Meanwhile, Papatsie is just tired of paying $500 to $600 a week in groceries for herself, her husband and her one child still at home.

"I just wanted to voice one simple message: food costs are too high in Nunavut."



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I don't fucking feel sorry for them. Either they move to where transportation costs for their food is lower or they start living like their ancestors did and go out to the wild and hunt and gather their own food. They don't have the right to other peoples money.
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Here the link to the story.
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You live near Greenland...and on the same latitude for crying out loud.

You expect non-native fresh veggies and other food-stocks to be cheap there? thwak


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You are such an idiot.
Every post I read from you reeks of indignant ignorance.

Sure, it will be more expensive due to logistics and loss of produce, but she never said she expected non-native produce to be 'cheap'.
Those prices are outrageous. Canada is a Socialist country regardless of your thoughts on their politics, it is Socialist.
They are failing to meet the standards of their principles.

The Canadian Gov't has a horrible history in it's treatment of First Nation peoples.
This is a great thread and would be better without your ignorant comments.
So, kindly Fuck-off.
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They need a road, gravel sure but a road link to the South. Then they could export more Eskimo Pies and import food at a lower cost. Ive been on six lane wide gravel roads in Canada. I don't kno how they do it but the gravel doesn't go flying all over the place, chipping windows.
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Good thing they don't have the 100 mile food crap going on up there. I pay more for local grown shit instead of imported American shit. The head of cabbage would be worth as much as gold.

They have many tax advantages being tribes (not nations but tribes) they pay no tax living on tribal lands and the northern allowance helps them out too.

As far as Canada not helping the hunger problems, I have to laugh. So much fucking money is handed out in this country and wasted just as the politician wastes it. Billions to the tribes and billions to the welfare fucks. If you can't eat here in this country you're an idiot. You may not like what you are eating but you should never starve here.
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Here the link to the story.
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 Quoting: Sheer


You live near Greenland...and on the same latitude for crying out loud.

You expect non-native fresh veggies and other food-stocks to be cheap there? thwak


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You are such an idiot.
Every post I read from you reeks of indignant ignorance.

Sure, it will be more expensive due to logistics and loss of produce, but she never said she expected non-native produce to be 'cheap'.
Those prices are outrageous. Canada is a Socialist country regardless of your thoughts on their politics, it is Socialist.
They are failing to meet the standards of their principles.

The Canadian Gov't has a horrible history in it's treatment of First Nation peoples.
This is a great thread and would be better without your ignorant comments.
So, kindly Fuck-off.
 Quoting: wisc_natureboy


Ignorance is you thinking other people should subsidize the way these people live.rolleyes
If they can't pay for the food.....nor do they want to hunt and fish and live as their ancestors did off the land....then....

TOO BAD.


They will have to move to places closer to civilization and FOOD.


Such is life.
Get over it you stupid Socialist sh*thead.


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Ignorance is you thinking other people should subsidize the way these people live.rolleyes
If they can't pay for the food.....nor do they want to hunt and fish and live as their ancestors did off the land....then....
TOO BAD.

They will have to move to places closer to civilization and FOOD.
Such is life.
Get over it you stupid Socialist sh*thead.
cluenort:
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See, your ignorance shines bright.
Not once did I say I was Socialist.
In fact, I am not.
I've been a precinct captain for Ron Paul since 2007.

I am, however educated enough to understand other political systems.
You should try studying once in a while,
maybe you will discover the ability
to learn without the subjective mask you present in every post.
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Ignorance is you thinking other people should subsidize the way these people live.rolleyes
If they can't pay for the food.....nor do they want to hunt and fish and live as their ancestors did off the land....then....
TOO BAD.

They will have to move to places closer to civilization and FOOD.
Such is life.
Get over it you stupid Socialist sh*thead.
cluenort:
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See, your ignorance shines bright.
Not once did I say I was Socialist.
In fact, I am not.
I've been a precinct captain for Ron Paul since 2007.

I am, however educated enough to understand other political systems.
You should try studying once in a while,
maybe you will discover the ability
to learn without the subjective mask you present in every post.
 Quoting: wisc_natureboy


Relevance to these people and their food prices????
ZERO.

Derp! tard


How is that A.D.D. working out for ya???
They have medication for that you know. loser
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ivant I'm surprised that no one has mentioned subsistence crops. Difficult I know but there must surely be south facing sites, with some natural wind breaks and soil capable of being drained and improved to some extent.

People along the Yukon in Alaska grow some crops, also in Finland and Russia.
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Canada is worse than the U.S. when it comes to taking care of their hungry people. This is what happens when you get a left wing liberal government. They preach all kinds of good things to do for the poor but they do nothing to alleviate it. They're worse than right wing extremists.
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I dunno where you get that but no it's not, not at all
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These links should work.

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Ignorance is you thinking other people should subsidize the way these people live.rolleyes
If they can't pay for the food.....nor do they want to hunt and fish and live as their ancestors did off the land....then....
TOO BAD.

They will have to move to places closer to civilization and FOOD.
Such is life.
Get over it you stupid Socialist sh*thead.
cluenort:
 Quoting: Burt Gummer


See, your ignorance shines bright.
Not once did I say I was Socialist.
In fact, I am not.
I've been a precinct captain for Ron Paul since 2007.

I am, however educated enough to understand other political systems.
You should try studying once in a while,
maybe you will discover the ability
to learn without the subjective mask you present in every post.
 Quoting: wisc_natureboy


Relevance to these people and their food prices????
ZERO.

Derp! tard:


How is that A.D.D. working out for ya???
They have medication for that you know. loser:
 Quoting: Burt Gummer


See dude, see how ignorant you are?
I addressed you erroneously labeling me a Socialist.
That's it.

The first part of your quoted post is not worth responding to.
You simply exhibited your anger and opinion toward any system other than yours.
"Ignorance is you thinking other people should subsidize the way these people live.rolleyes
If they can't pay for the food.....nor do they want to hunt and fish and live as their ancestors did off the land....then....
TOO BAD."
 Quoting: Burt Gummer

There was no reason to respond to your statement of opinion.

Burt, you are stupid.
It's OK though,
where would the world be without garbage men?
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Repeat after me: "carrying capacity of the land." People have lived there thousands of years without gas, snowmobiles and rifles, I suggest they figure out how or MOVE. Yes, send them solar collectors and greenhouses, biomass or carbon fuel heat systems, etc. even tunnel into permafrost if need be to produce with hydroponics. If they are sitting in huts watching tv and expecting food deliveries I would say this whole independent nation thing is BS, and they should be ashamed of themselves. Let them hunt or fish as they traditionally did, give them the tools if need be, but it should be work or starve, same with every other place on the planet because if the day comes all motor transport quits or govt fails, they will starve to death waiting to be rescued. This goes for all people, everywhere, no work, no eat.
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Maybe this article will explain why they won't move:

OTTAWA - Outraged by $15 bags of apples and other skyrocketing costs for basic groceries in Nunavut, a handful of Inuit protesters gathered in Ottawa Saturday to demand solutions.

Protester Simona Arnatsiaq says it isn't an option for Inuit to move to wealthier parts of Canada as millions of immigrants have done.

"We are indigenous to Nunavut," she said. "Why would anybody want to move away from their homeland to ease their pain?"

Arnatsiaq says even traditional hunting isn't a solution, complaining that bullets and rifles are too expensive and blaming global warming for hurting animal populations.

Instead, Arnatsiaq wants to see more southern suppliers shipping goods north.

"We want competition in the South so we can shop comparatively and be offered low prices in the North," said Arnatsiaq.

Without more competition among grocery suppliers, Arnatsiaq says federal subsidies meant to offset the cost of shipping food up north won't help reduce the price of red peppers from $16.89 per kilogram or the price of a box of 84 diapers from $73.

She says retailers should publicly reveal their transport costs to reassure Nunavut consumers that prices are reasonable, though Arnatsiaq shies away from the question of whether there is price gouging going on.

"I have no idea because we have no information," she said.

Protesters also gathered outside grocery stores in Iqaluit to protest high food costs Saturday after Iqaluit mother of five, Leesee Papatsie, launched a Facebook page called "Feeding My Family" to show people the extreme prices.

Nunavut MLA Ron Elliott says another big part of the problem is poverty.

"We have high rates of unemployment," Elliott told Sun News Network from Iqaluit. "There are not a lot of jobs. Quite a few people rely on social assistance, so one of the issues the government of Nunavut itself is working towards is a poverty reduction strategy."

Elliott says food prices in Nunavut can also spike when supplies brought annually by ship run out and food is flown in to re-stock shelves.
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Ignorance is you thinking other people should subsidize the way these people live.rolleyes
If they can't pay for the food.....nor do they want to hunt and fish and live as their ancestors did off the land....then....
TOO BAD.

They will have to move to places closer to civilization and FOOD.
Such is life.
Get over it you stupid Socialist sh*thead.
cluenort:
 Quoting: Burt Gummer


See, your ignorance shines bright.
Not once did I say I was Socialist.
In fact, I am not.
I've been a precinct captain for Ron Paul since 2007.

I am, however educated enough to understand other political systems.
You should try studying once in a while,
maybe you will discover the ability
to learn without the subjective mask you present in every post.
 Quoting: wisc_natureboy


Relevance to these people and their food prices????
ZERO.

Derp! tard:


How is that A.D.D. working out for ya???
They have medication for that you know. loser:
 Quoting: Burt Gummer


See dude, see how ignorant you are?
I addressed you erroneously labeling me a Socialist.
That's it.

The first part of your quoted post is not worth responding to.
You simply exhibited your anger and opinion toward any system other than yours.
"Ignorance is you thinking other people should subsidize the way these people live.rolleyes
If they can't pay for the food.....nor do they want to hunt and fish and live as their ancestors did off the land....then....
TOO BAD."
 Quoting: Burt Gummer

There was no reason to respond to your statement of opinion.

Burt, you are stupid.
It's OK though,
where would the world be without garbage men?
 Quoting: wisc_natureboy


Fine.....you aren't a Socialist....you're a Paultard of some flavor.
Still.....relevance????

Is there some reason you feel you have to defend you personal honor and try to save face in this thread?
Got your panties in a wad buttercup?

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:ivant: I'm surprised that no one has mentioned subsistence crops. Difficult I know but there must surely be south facing sites, with some natural wind breaks and soil capable of being drained and improved to some extent.

People along the Yukon in Alaska grow some crops, also in Finland and Russia.
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They have no history of agriculture. Sure they could grow raise crops for 60 days outside. Though they would most likely have to do greenhouse for the most part and probably only for 6 months at most. Otherwise it would be to a great cost to heat the greenhouses for year round use.

Although yes I think its quite possible to produce their own food. Perhaps even raise chickens turkeys and such. Also probably just seasonally. Canning and freezing would be the order of the day for them.
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Ignorance is you thinking other people should subsidize the way these people live.rolleyes
If they can't pay for the food.....nor do they want to hunt and fish and live as their ancestors did off the land....then....
TOO BAD.

They will have to move to places closer to civilization and FOOD.
Such is life.
Get over it you stupid Socialist sh*thead.
cluenort:
 Quoting: Burt Gummer


See, your ignorance shines bright.
Not once did I say I was Socialist.
In fact, I am not.
I've been a precinct captain for Ron Paul since 2007.

I am, however educated enough to understand other political systems.
You should try studying once in a while,
maybe you will discover the ability
to learn without the subjective mask you present in every post.
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you fat bastard back of from our Canadians
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"We are indigenous to Nunavut," she said. "Why would anybody want to move away from their homeland to ease their pain?"

Got news for those people. People do it all the time. You go where the work is. You move to a place where prices are cheaper. They need to move South and stop trying to get the Canadian taxpayers to foot their bill.

Years of government giving them whatever they want because of this "tribal guilt" has made these people feel too entitled.
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ivant I'm surprised that no one has mentioned subsistence crops. Difficult I know but there must surely be south facing sites, with some natural wind breaks and soil capable of being drained and improved to some extent.

People along the Yukon in Alaska grow some crops, also in Finland and Russia.
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their growing season is long enough for radishes
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Years of government giving them whatever they want because of this "tribal guilt" has made these people feel too entitled.
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grizzy However did they manage for tens of thousands of years before the government came along to save them.
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Canada is worse than the U.S. when it comes to taking care of their hungry people. This is what happens when you get a left wing liberal government. They preach all kinds of good things to do for the poor but they do nothing to alleviate it. They're worse than right wing extremists.
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Canada took a HARD RIGHT WING turn last election hommie
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Years of government giving them whatever they want because of this "tribal guilt" has made these people feel too entitled.
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grizzy However did they manage for tens of thousands of years before the government came along to save them.
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There were no regulations on hunting.
No license fees to pay.
No negative climate damage due to industrialized nations.

To be fair, if this occurred 1000 years ago, they simply would have migrated South.
But there is Gov't. and money needed just to breathe in the South.
They have been pigeon-holed. It sucks!
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And if I remember correctly, having lived in Canada long enough last year to have to pay income tax, there is a pretty good tax credit for people living in the Northern territories.

Perhaps they want their cake and want to eat it too?
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There were no regulations on hunting.
No license fees to pay.
No negative climate damage due to industrialized nations.

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lazyskate No overkilling the game.

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