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'Inadequate and unsafe' Inuit housing needs national fix, say senators - North - CBC News

2.3.17

'Inadequate and unsafe' Inuit housing needs national fix, say senators - North - CBC News: "I was amazed at the number of people living in that house," said Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson.

Then he and Lillian Dyck, co-chair and chair of the Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples, were told there was another small family living in a shack behind the house.

"[We] were invited into this dark, plywood shack, where a young couple with a young child had spent what is a very cruel winter in the High Arctic. And it was very compelling to see the lengths to which people have gone to survive in this cold climate."


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