Saturday, July 14

Around Nunavut - Ministers agree to aid women's shelters

Status of women ministers meeting in Iqaluit this week agreed to work on finding ways to better support women's shelters in the North.

The ministers, including Leona Aglukkaq, the Nunavut status of women minister, and her federal counterpart, Bev Oda. produced a statement called the "Iqaluit Declaration." The document calls for action to reduce poverty, violence and discrimination against aboriginal women.

In a press conference following the ministers' two-day meeting, Aglukkaq declined to comment specifically about Premier Paul Okalik's off-colour comments in Labrador recently about a Nunavut woman.

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