Nunavut’s new MLAs face calls to improve elder care

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By David Venn, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The creators of a petition that calls for better elder care in Nunavut say they hope that the territory’s new MLAs will treat the issue as a priority during their coming term.
“I hope the government takes it as an urgent priority right now,” Manitok Thompson said at a Thursday news conference.
Thompson, a former Northwest Territories and Nunavut MLA and cabinet minister, says she wants a special committee on elders set up by Christmas in the legislature.
Each MLA has been given a copy of the petition, along with a list of constituents who have signed it. The petition’s organizers are calling on them to table the petition in...continued.

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