Press Release: Nunavik Inuit Optimistic on Housing Following Meeting with Québec Ministers
September 8, 2016 – Kuujjuaq, Québec – Nunavik Inuit leaders emerged hopeful for housing solutions following a meeting with Québec Ministers Martin Coiteux, Geoffrey Kelley and Ungava Member of the National Assembly Jean Boucher. The discussions took place on September 1, 2016 at the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) boardroom with the key Inuit leaders representing organizations working on the housing file for all Nunavik Inuit – Jobie Tukkiapik, President of Makivik Corporation; Jennifer Munick, Chairperson of the Kativik Regional Government (KRG); Lucy Kumarluk, KRG Vice-Chairperson; and Daniel Oovaut, President of the Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau (KMHB). Staff for the respective Inuit organizations, and Québec delegation also attended.
Press Release: The Government takes action to improve detention and social reintegration conditions
Puvirnituq, September 2, 2016. – While visiting the Nord-du-Québec region, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and Minister responsible for the Montréal region, Martin Coiteux, the Minister responsible for Native Affairs, Geoffrey Kelley, and the Member of the National Assembly for Ungava, Jean Boucher, met with different partners and emphasized several measures and initiatives taken by the Gouvernement du Québec on public security in Nunavik, with the aim of improving detention and social reintegration conditions in that region.
Press Release: $100 million for improvement of municipal infrastructure in the northern villages
Kuujjuaq, September 1, 2016. – While visiting the Nord-du-Québec region, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and Minister responsible for the Montréal region, Martin Coiteux, the Minister responsible for Native Affairs, Geoffrey Kelley, and the Member of the National Assembly for Ungava, Jean Boucher, took the opportunity to announce the agreement concerning the management of the Isurruutiit Program with the Kativik Regional Government (KRG). This is the fourth phase of this program, which includes additional financial assistance of $100 million for the improvement of municipal infrastructure in northern villages.
Update, April-June 2016: NUNIVAAT - NUNAVIK STATISTICS PROGRAM
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
Study on the Cost of Living in Nunavik – All the data collected under the study in Nunavik between late 2014 and February 2016 has been entered. A total of 450 households were surveyed in Kangiqsualujjuaq, Kuujjuaq, Tasiujaq, Salluit, Puvirnituq and Umiujaq. Data collection work is continuing in the Quebec City region, and data processing and analysis work is underway. A final report is expected in the late fall. Under the Agreement on the Financing of Measures to Reduce the Cost of Living in Nunavik signed in 2013, the Makivik Corporation, the KRG and the Québec government made a commitment to use the results of this study to define effective and long-term solutions to the region’s high cost of living.