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OMG, look at the price of food in Nunavut (pics incl'd.)

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this was emailed to me today and i was shocked at the sticker price for basic food up north...

Hello all,

Sorry for the spam, but I wanted to bring this to everyone’s attention...The Northwest company have been charging these outrageous prices up north(Nunavut) here in Canada the attached are some of the prices for food that we all take for granted the great luxuries we have for living in “southern” Canada. Anyway the Northwest company also owns Giant Tiger, I am sure we have all shopped there and why not it’s cheap right? What I am asking is for your help on getting the people aware of the situation up in Nunavut and spreading this around so that maybe something can be done with it. The Canadian government subsidies the stores up north but there is no protection for the consumers there. In most cases there is only 1 store in the Small communities in Nunavut and so many people are doing without. How can we let this continue in our own country? Can you believe in today’s day and age that people are forced to pay these prices? Please help let everyone know what is going on. Not only did I receive an email from my friend telling me that the amount she pays for 1 week of groceries is well over $1000.00. I am not talking about buying lamb or steak but food that is needed for basic suppliments.

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$11 for frozen juice but only $8 for the bacon? Doesn't make much sense to me.

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I wonder how much it would be to eat at The Keg... it's already outrageous.

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I think it's 82 beaver skins or something. Joking.

I just don't get how Bacon is 23.99 and a 24 case of water is 104.99. Mind blowing.

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Whats the exchange rate between the Canadian and Nunavutian dollar?

:shock:

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$104.99 for water.. Its not even that expensive in 3rd world countries.

Somethings fishy.

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Insane Food Prices In Northern Canada

In the remote northern Canadian territory of Nunavut, food comes with a shocking price tag due to transportation costs. The mostly Inuit population there has started a Facebook group with images of food prices to bring attention to the issue.posted about a day ago

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$10.29 Bag of Tostitos

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Source: facebook.com

$11.29 Can of frozen orange juice

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Source: facebook.com

$5.69 Loaf of bread

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Source: facebook.com

$9.32 Mixed frozen vegetables

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Source: facebook.com

$7.71 Mixed frozen vegetables

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Source: facebook.com

$9.39 Frozen strawberries

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Source: facebook.com

$8.64 Milk (2 liters)

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Source: facebook.com

$22.99 Fruit punch (2 liter)

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$11.29 Margarine

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$29.89 Ground Coffee

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$6.69/lb Apples

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$11.49 Topicana orange juice; $7.15 generic store brand juice

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$7.43 Broccoli

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$5.99 Cantaloupe

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$11.19 Peanut butter

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$104.99 24-pack of bottled water

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$9.99 Shredded mozzarella

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$28.54 Cabbage

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Protestors outside a grocery store

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$70.18 Beef (1.355kg or 3lbs)

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Protestors holding signs in English and Inuktitut

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The prices are high, but people shouldn't be like, "I'm a native, lower the prices!"

They already get enough freebies....

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The prices are high, but people shouldn't be like, "I'm a native, lower the prices!"

They already get enough freebies....

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K, maybe it isn't bull, but it makes little sense. I understand the cost of shipping the goods up there, but the iregularity in prices is crap. Some prices are pretty close to what is charged in Vancouver area (the Kraft mozzarella) but the price of cabbage is bull. I mean, freight is charged by weight for the most part.

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Where did you pull that gem of a quote from? LOL

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The prices are high, but people shouldn't be like, "I'm a native, lower the prices!"

They already get enough freebies....

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The prices are high, but people shouldn't be like, "I'm a native, lower the prices!"

They already get enough freebies....

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The minimum wage in Nunvut is like 11/hr, plus they don't have to pay taxes.

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If they all had thought bubbles above their heads I am sure you could find that exact quote somewhere. LOL

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Careful, your ignorance is showing...

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