Nunavut Premier Announces more than $8.5M in COVID-19 Relief

Nunavut Premier P.J. Akeeagok announced the three new support programs, totalling over $8.5 million, at a COVID-19 update on Thursday, according to Nunatsiaq News.

Food hampers for people in isolation, money for municipalities to run critical services and financial support for small businesses and artisans are part of the Government of Nunavut’s COVID-19 response, while the territory awaits more help from the federal government.

On Monday, Akeeagok asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for more federal support to tackle COVID-19 in the territory.