Houses, Arctic research facility among budget goodies for North

CBC – Hundreds of millions of dollars are expected to flow to Canada’s North as a result of Tuesday’s federal budget, with money promised for projects ranging from much-needed public housing to a High Arctic research station. As part of the $40-billion economic stimulus plan unveiled in Ottawa on Tuesday by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, $200 million will flow over two years to social housing units to be built and renovated across the three northern territories. “The Yukon and Northwest Territories will receive $50 million each, while the remaining $100 million will be allocated to Nunavut, where the need for new social housing is greatest,” the budget document reads in part.

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