Nunavik children and youth in trouble, says Quebec Human Rights Commission

CBC News, Thursaday, June 28, 2007 -  Inuit children in Northern Quebec are living in constant crisis because they can't get the health and social services they need, the Quebec Human Rights Commission says in a new report published Wednesday.

More than half of Nunavik's children live in homes with an alcoholic or drug addict, and they are exposed to domestic violence at rates 10 times higher than the average Canadian population, conditions the report describes as disastrous.

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  • June 29, 2007
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This article fails to mention the extreme poverty that many children live in. Parents struggle to put food on the table and clothing on the back of their children. The high cost of living and high levels of unemployment exasperate the problem. Government family assistance doesn't take into account the cost of living in an isolated area where most goods and services must be flown in by plane.

  • June 29, 2007
  • Susan

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