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Inuit leaders are concerned with the federal Liberal budget’s lack of new cash specifically earmarked for eliminating tuberculosis in Inuit regions by 2030.

In 2018, national organization Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) and the Liberal government jointly committed to eliminating the disease in Inuit regions by 2030 while halving rates by 2025.

With that clock ticking, ITK requested $131.6 million over seven years from budget 2024. After the budget was tabled last week, ITK President Natan Obed called it “sobering” to see no new money at all.

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CBC News

Publication Date

April 23, 2024