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NEWS: Iqaluit March 29, 2017 - 6:52 am

Photo: What happened to our homelessness plan?

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Iqaluit councillor Joanasie Akumalik scolds council and city administrators for not following through on their New Year's commitment to help the city's homeles, during a statement in city council chambers, March 29.
Iqaluit councillor Joanasie Akumalik scolds council and city administrators for not following through on their New Year's commitment to help the city's homeles, during a statement in city council chambers, March 29. "I keep bringing it up and I would like some progress to be made because its like we’re all silent again," a frustrated Akumalik said in Inuktitut. "We can’t just let this go." Akumalik pressed council to adopt a homeless policy in their strategic plan—the first comprehensive plan brainstormed by council since 2012. Akumalik's comments follow a resolution city council made in January to take a tour of the local men's shelter and decide what the city can do for the facility and its its non-profit Uquutaq Society. “I think this council has a role to play in protecting the lives of homeless people in this community," Akumalik said in January. "I know that this issue is very complex and it involves a lot of stakeholders but I think this council has authority and power to move things forward." (PHOTO BY STEVE DUCHARME)

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