Press Release: Extension of the Agreement on Nunavik Cost-of-Living Measures And Addition to the Household Appliance and Harvesting Equipment Program
Kuujjuaq, Québec, April 27, 2017 – The Agreement on the Financing of Measures to Reduce the Cost of Living in Nunavik administered by the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) has been extended until March 2018. This one-year extension will allow the KRG, the Makivik Corporation and the Québec government to pursue negotiations to define effective and long-lasting solutions to the high cost of living in Nunavik, based on the conclusions of the two-year research report completed by Université Laval in November 2016.
Nunivaat Update, first quarter of 2017
Based on a long history of cooperation between the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) and Université Laval, Nunivaat was established in 2005 as a permanent, public and independent statistics program on the socioeconomic situation of Nunavik. Nunivaat is directed by Université Laval and funded by the KRG.
RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
NUNAVIK COST OF LIVING SURVEY – After the official presentation at KRG Regional Council last November, “The Cost of Living Survey. Research Report” was presented to several occasions. The report is available in the Nunivaat database’s Publications section both in English and in French.
Enjoy the Land Safely!
The Kativik Regional Government’s (KRG) Civil Security section, in collaboration with the Nunavik Hunting Fishing Trapping Association (HFTA), is offering tips for safety while on the land.
Press Release: KEQC Public Hearings on the Sivumut Project
Kuujjuaq, Québec, April 21, 2017 – The Kativik Regional Government (KRG) participated during the week of April 3 in the public hearings organized by the Kativik Environmental Quality Commission (KEQC) in Salluit and Kangiqsujuaq concerning phases II and III of the Sivumut Project beyond 2020 proposed by Glencore Canada Corporation on its Raglan mine property. The brief submitted by the KRG focuses on environmental and socio-economic considerations of the project and promotes sustainable development.