Depriving Neccesties in the North

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Everybody wants to make a good investment, however, up in the North of Canada, communities are paying ridiculous prices for things we would call a necessity. The aboriginal communities living in Northern Canada are faced with the reality of money and stress. A necessity that we all use is toilet paper, and the residents up there are paying at least $20 for toilet paper. It is insane. There is some reasoning backing up the high prices of food and other product. Due to the fact, that these communities are far from an urban area it is difficult to get the food shipped there for little cost. Many of the residents have driven down to a city that have food for lower prices and have bought in bulk, but is it worth it to drive several hours for food? To these people it is, they need it to survive. The high taxes and prices of food have lead to terrible things. The rates of suicides in the northern territories are crazy and sad. Inuit youth have the highest rates in the world for suicide and are 11 times more than the national average. If Nunavut were a country, it would have the highest rate of suicide in the world with 71.0 people taking their lives per every 100,000; Northwest Territories with 18.66 per every 100,000 and the Yukon with 15.30 per every 100,000. It has been known that the stress of finding shelter and the extremely high cost of food has resulted in suicide. In the north of Manitoba, communities have faced the prices as well, they are paying more than twice than goods in Winnipeg. A major stakeholder in this extremely important issue is the INAC (Indian & Northern Affairs Canada). They are a department of the Government of Canada and take care issues related to Aboriginals living in Canada. The INAC have looked into this c... ... middle of paper ... ...rthern Affairs." Province of Manitoba. Province of Manitoba, 2013. Web. 12 Jan. 2014. . "Salmon Farming in British Columbia PDF." The University of British Columbia| Falculty of Law. The University of British Columbia, n.d. Web. 9 Jan. 2014. . "Stakeholders Realtions (Oil Sands) Pdf." CBSR. Canadian Buisness for Social Responsibility, May 2009. Web. 9 Jan. 2014. . "Stop US Demand for Tar Sands." ForestEthics.org. N.p., 2014. Web. 11 Jan. 2014. . "Suicide Prevention-First Nations." Health of Canada. Canada, 08 Nov. 2013. Web. 12 Jan. 2014. .

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