• Petitioned Government of Canada

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Government of Canada

Address food insecurity & poverty in Nunavut so we can feed our families.

    1. Eric Joamie
    2. Petition by

      Eric Joamie

      Pangnirtung, Canada

Over 70% of Nunavut families with children between the ages of 3-5 are food insecure. Poverty, climate change and high food prices mean that many families in Nunavut go hungry. The UN Rapporteur recently issued a report about Canada's 800,000 families who are food insecure, calling food insecurity in our country a "great concern". The Conservative MP for Nunavut, Leona Aglukkaq, shamed Nunavummiut with her immature and out-of-touch response to the UN Rapporteur.

We, the people of Nunavut, deserve better from our federal government. Please sign this petition to ask for concrete, effective change that will address poverty and food insecurity in our communities.

Read the UN Rapporteur's report for yourself: http://www.srfood.org/images/stories/pdf/officialreports/201205_canadaprelim_en.pdf
Read the response by MP Leona Aglukkaq: http://www.leonaaglukkaq.ca/media_/riding-news/meeting-with-un-special-rapporteur

Read an analysis by Nunavut writer and activist Jack Hicks in "Northern Public Affairs": http://www.northernpublicaffairs.ca/index/hicks-aglukkaqs-shameful-response-to-un-food-envoy/

Please join "Feeding my Family" on facebook to read stories and see images directly from Nunavummiut about how food insecurity affects our communities.

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    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. Please join fb group "Feeding my Family" to hear directly from Nunavummiut.

      Jessica Ann
      Petition Organizer

      Check out images and read stories about how high food prices, high cost of hunting equipment, climate change and poverty all impact food security for families in Nunavut.

    3. Reached 5 signatures

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    • Elle Chatelain OTTAWA, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I shouldn't even have to explain why this is important, it's common sense.

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    • evangelina manu OTTAWA, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      food is a basic, knowing there are people living in Canada not able to afford food basic food is horrific

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    • Denise Robinson OTTAWA, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I Lived in the north, have seen the problem first hand for families to get access to affordable, healthy food. It is an ongoing issue and needs support to effect change.

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    • Annamarie Cartwright DOLLARD-DES-ORMEAUX, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      As an 55 year old Inuk woman,mother and grandmother I am disheartened and sad today's generation are going to sleep with the same "HUNGER PAINS" that as a child,along with my siblings growing up and being raised in our Inuit family endured.

      This p.c term of "FOOD INSECURITY",denies the truth of what our people are enduring......"HUNGER" is not acceptable and much more graphic..the shock it carries is more pronounced,as in being so hungry and having to steal food to feed your younger siblings,it is HUNGER!!

      Shame on our government in 2012 for continuing to permit this to stalk our children...........if this were a 3rd world issue Canada would step up and acknowledge assistance ,making our country look so caring all the while ignoring our own people

      "SHAME,SHAME,SHAME",what if this was your loved one exisiting in this nightmare???? Think about it..there but for the grace of GOD go I..or your baby or grandchild.

      As for our illustrious Inuk M.P. her silence speaks volumes.....we are witness to the quientessienal "token" to maintain the status quo......all we seek is recognition,accountability and acknowledgement of what our people,children,elders,our entire communities are enduring in 2012 ,still!

      We ask nothing more than we are entitled to, the same standards of livestyle as available to others.c

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    • Pitsiulala Noah BAKER LAKE, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      I have children who need food and others who cannot afford it.

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