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#31 Mr. Anderson

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 01:18 AM

This is how much you get on social assistance in Nunavut $46,716. In BC you get $11,347.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 06:16 AM

with food prices so high, most of them can probably afford nunavut

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 06:41 AM

Jesus Christ $100 for bottled water?
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:12 AM

Did'nt we give these people 2 Billion dollars recently. stop whining.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:33 AM

This is the reason I support the Agricultural Land Commission. It's trying to keep farmland in BC for farmland and away from developers. When you stop growing your own food and depend on foreign imports stuff like this will happen.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:46 AM

Wow, what a terrible place to live. I don't envy any Nunaviter (sp?).
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:13 AM

$82 for ginger ale. $70 for the meat. Whaaat. That's so messed up.


Especially when whale blubber is free.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:15 AM

So where's the thread about housing costs in Fort McMurrey?
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:17 AM

In all seriousness it comes down to eating what is local. If you can't grow cabbage locally don't spend 28 bucks a head. Eat off your land that what they did for thousands of years prior to the last century. If you don't like it, move. Live like your ancestors since you expect to be financially compensated for them.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:20 AM

So where's the thread about housing costs in Fort McMurrey?


When every one in Fort Mac makes 6 figures they can afford a million dollar house. Especially since a lot of companies guarentee your resale value.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:20 AM

Dafuq?
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:25 AM

In all seriousness it comes down to eating what is local. If you can't grow cabbage locally don't spend 28 bucks a head. Eat off your land that what they did for thousands of years prior to the last century. If you don't like it, move. Live like your ancestors since you expect to be financially compensated for them.

so what do you propose they grow in the permafrost? and how do you propose they afford a move, or why would you force them away from their family just because they want to have a more balanced diet that is better and healthier for them?

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:33 AM

so what do you propose they grow in the permafrost? and how do you propose they afford a move, or why would you force them away from their family just because they want to have a more balanced diet that is better and healthier for them?


Then they should pay the prices of shipping small amounts of fresh produce from Mexico up to Nunavet. Why should they get subsidized food? It would cost a fortune to send fresh produce every few days in small quantities up there. If they want the luxury they need to deal with paying for the luxury.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:43 AM

When every one in Fort Mac makes 6 figures they can afford a million dollar house. Especially since a lot of companies guarentee your resale value.

Every one huh.

Well that's incorrect however what you're saying is sort of the point I was making. There are reasons for housing being expensive in Fort Mac that are far less fair than the reasons for food prices being so high up north. I lived in Iqaluit years back and I understood why I had to pay such high prices for certain things. I never did figure out though why it was so hard for me to get Comet instead of VIM. I hate VIM.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:48 AM

so what do you propose they grow in the permafrost? and how do you propose they afford a move, or why would you force them away from their family just because they want to have a more balanced diet that is better and healthier for them?

There is the option of greenhouses.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:28 AM

My sister lived up in Yellowknife for a year and has done a lot of work in Nunuvat (she's a geologist) it's all shipping costs. Also a lot of you are forgetting not only do they not have taxes up there they also get paid by the government to live up there as well. Another thing not put into the story is the cheap food, largely fish which is in abundance there. You can easily buy fish off the local fishermen for dirt cheap or just run outside and catch one yourself. It's not like it's a developed area to any extent that we're thinking.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:49 AM

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I wish Wetcoaster was around still, he'd quickly bring historical perspective into this half-arsed discussion of how big of moochers the Inuit are.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:49 AM

The beef is for those that moved there from the south. Locals will more likely eat moose and caribou etc.

Water? wtf?

Think I'd cop for the Dorito's tho.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:57 AM

A lot of our produce/etc is shipped from all over the world, and somehow manages to get sold for incredibly low prices.

I realize that Nunavut is hard to get to, and I know about warehousing, margin, bulk sales, etc. It should cost more, and likely quite a bit more. But $82 for a $5 case of Ginger Ale? That's far beyond what I would estimate as reasonable.

However, it does make sense that the largest markups are on the heaviest/bulkiest items (the pop and water are harder to transport than the bacon).
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 10:01 AM

as long as you can still get beer........ oh wait.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 10:14 AM

I guess this is a good reason to club seals?

Am I being controversial? :blink:
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 10:47 AM

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But it's no surprise tho... To me at least. It probably costs a fortune for food companies to get it all the way up there...

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 11:04 AM

I guess this is a good reason to club seals?

Am I being controversial? :blink:


Why should it be controversial for them to eat a traditional food source? Beats paying mega bucks for southern food.

Time to hone the old standing over the breathing hole trick.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 11:33 AM

Why should it be controversial for them to eat a traditional food source? Beats paying mega bucks for southern food.

Time to hone the old standing over the breathing hole trick.


Fewwff, glad we got that out of the way.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 11:33 AM

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Nunavut also has Canada’s youngest population with an average age of 24. Much of the population is too young to not wear diapers, let alone contribute to family income.


Their irresponsible breeding practices don't help either.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 11:35 AM

I wish Wetcoaster was around still, he'd quickly bring historical perspective into this half-arsed discussion of how big of moochers the Inuit are.


Irrelevant historical perspective, that is.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 11:37 AM

Their irresponsible breeding practices don't help either.


There are 160,000 Inuit in the world, their breeding practices are the least of concern.

These people are part of Canada for a reason, and unless Canadians in this thread would like to weaken Canada's arctic claims and give up natural resources by surrendering Nunavut to the natives, I kindly suggest revisiting one's opinion.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 11:39 AM

Irrelevant historical perspective, that is.


I like to look at it as facts leading up to today, but I'm not so quick to dismiss legally binding treaties.

Irrelevant historical perspective, eh? Cascadia! :picard:
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 11:42 AM

There are 160,000 Inuit in the world, their breeding practices are the least of concern.

These people are part of Canada for a reason, and unless Canadians in this thread would like to weaken Canada's arctic claims and give up natural resources by surrendering Nunavut to the natives, I kindly suggest revisiting one's opinion.


The land can't support too many people up north.

Why can't they just breed at replacement levels, just like the rest of the country?
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 11:44 AM

I like to look at it as facts leading up to today, but I'm not so quick to dismiss legally binding treaties.

Irrelevant historical perspective, eh? Cascadia! :picard:


Wetcoaster has a way of holding people guilty by association of race.

And he says we lack education and knowledge of the Constitution and law. He seems to be lacking some serious early childhood common sense education of not holding people guilty by association.
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