- August 02, 2012 - 13:26
Don, you come up and live in Nunatsiavut, taxes and food prices wouldn't take long for you and your family hightailing from our coast to your easy living life.
- July 30, 2012 - 20:51
Don, check your facts. Inuit pay ALL taxes in Canada and have no special tax exempt status (http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100014244). In most cases Inuit actually pay a higher percent in taxes than everyone else in Canada, even though they are one of the poorest populations and they receive the least in services (http://www.tungasuvvingatinuit.ca/eng/distinct.htm). Their food prices are ridiculously high (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/inuit-organize-widespread-protest-over-hunger-food-cost/article4243673/) yet their 'country foods' are full of environmental pollutants from the (southern) industrialization of the north. (http://www.carc.org/pubs/v25no2/w257.htm) For many decades, the millions in profits from Labrador's resources like hydro and minerals have flowed out of Labrador, leaving nothing for the people there. (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2010/05/12/churchill-nalcor-quebec-decision-512.html) If the Inuit people are finally getting a tiny bit back in the form of decent buildings to hold their legislature and house their archives, well that's something any province would expect and receive. There's a lot more information to back up what I've cited here, I just took whatever was at the top of the list on google.
- July 30, 2012 - 05:59
What happens when they run out of money, do they come back with their hands in my pockets (the taxpayer) again looking for another handout ????
- July 29, 2012 - 15:54
Everything that the government or anyone for that matter builds up there either burns down or falls down due to abuse. Save the taxpayers money and build a steel shell with a nice interior. At least then if the structure burs again they will be able to salvage the shell and start interior renovations immediately and save everyone a lot of money.