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Hundreds of housing units likely for Nunavik


February 27, 2009

Hundreds of housing units likely for Nunavik

Money would come from Quebec and Ottawa to Makivik Corp.


KUUJJUAQ - A whack of new social housing units likely lie in store for Nunavik.

A meeting of Nunavik's regional organizations on Feb. 27 in Kuujjuaq is expected to pave the way for the announcement of a multi-million-dollar package of deals at a news conference March 6 in Montreal, according to information from the Kativik Regional Government in Kuujjuaq.

A social housing deal, which will involve the federal and provincial governments as well as Makivik Corp., could be worth as much as $230 million over five to 10 years.

At the 2007 Katimajiit conference in Kuujjuaq, Ottawa and Quebec leaders ponied up millions of dollars for Nunavik. The region is due for another windfall of federal and provincial money March 6.

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