The Hon. Carolyn Bennett was sworn in today as Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs. In 2012, she wrote in Northern Public Affairs about the failure of the Conservative government’s Nutrition North program to ensure food security across Arctic Canada. From our archives, here is Bennett’s piece “Missing the Mark”, published in the Volume 1, Issue 2 of the magazine.
Northerners have been clear. Before they had food and now they are hungry. We will never tackle serious national issues like food insecurity until the government accepts there is a problem in the first place.