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The Trudeau government is promising $9 billion in new cash for Indigenous communities over the next five years, a smaller spend than some past budgets but one the government says builds on past investments and maintains an upward trend.

Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, expressed some optimism about the budget, but called it sobering to see no specific reference to tuberculosis elimination efforts.

ITK had requested $131.6 million over seven years for the Liberals to deliver on a promise to eliminate tuberculosis in Inuit regions by 2030.

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CBC News

Publication Date

April 16, 2024