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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