From Food Mail to Nutrition North Canada: Reconsidering federal food subsidy programs for northern Ontario

Authors

  • Kristin Burnett Lakehead University
  • Kelly Skinner Lakehead University
  • Joseph LeBlanc

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15353/cfs-rcea.v2i1.62

Keywords:

Nutrition North Canada, food subsidy programs, northern Canada, remote

Abstract

This paper is a critique of the report released on 25 November 2014 by the Auditor General of Canada (AG), Michael Ferguson, on Nutrition North Canada (NNC), a subsidy program designed to lower the cost of “perishable nutritious food” in northern communities. We argue that the situation is far more complicated than the AG’s report allows and suggest that looking at the challenges faced by the provincial Norths will show the real deficits of NNC.

 

Author Biographies

Kristin Burnett, Lakehead University

Associate Professor, Department of Indigenous Learning

Kelly Skinner, Lakehead University

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Indigenous Learning

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Published

2015-05-15

How to Cite

Burnett, K., Skinner, K., & LeBlanc, J. (2015). From Food Mail to Nutrition North Canada: Reconsidering federal food subsidy programs for northern Ontario. Canadian Food Studies / La Revue Canadienne Des études Sur l’alimentation, 2(1), 141–156. https://doi.org/10.15353/cfs-rcea.v2i1.62

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Field Report or Narrative