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NEWS: Nunavut May 26, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Photo: Finance minister delivers budget

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Nunavut Finance Minister Keith Peterson, right, and his deputy minister, Chris D'Arcy, answer questions from media prior to Peterson's delivery of his 2014-15 budget address to the Legislative Assembly May 26. The GN will spend more than $1.5 billion this year with notable increases to the departments of health, family services and education. While it's been a challenge to take the new legislature's mandate, Sivumut Abluqta, and attach actual numbers to programs, Peterson told reporters he believes that the priorities of cabinet — health, education and housing — have been covered. This includes spending $1.3 million to support early childhood education, $1 million to encourage school attendance and $7 million for the Nunavut Housing Corporation, mostly to cover the rising cost of utilities in public housing, and for additional staff housing. See story later on Nunatsiaqonline.ca. (PHOTO BY LISA GREGOIRE)
Nunavut Finance Minister Keith Peterson, right, and his deputy minister, Chris D'Arcy, answer questions from media prior to Peterson's delivery of his 2014-15 budget address to the Legislative Assembly May 26. The GN will spend more than $1.5 billion this year with notable increases to the departments of health, family services and education. While it's been a challenge to take the new legislature's mandate, Sivumut Abluqta, and attach actual numbers to programs, Peterson told reporters he believes that the priorities of cabinet — health, education and housing — have been covered. This includes spending $1.3 million to support early childhood education, $1 million to encourage school attendance and $7 million for the Nunavut Housing Corporation, mostly to cover the rising cost of utilities in public housing, and for additional staff housing. See story later on Nunatsiaqonline.ca. (PHOTO BY LISA GREGOIRE)

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