Who Pays, When, and How? Government-Assisted Housing in the Northwest Territories and the Role of the Federal Government

Who Pays, When, and How? Government-Assisted Housing in the Northwest Territories and the Role of the Federal Government

In the post-World War II era, the federal government was embarrassed into helping NWT residents meet basic social needs, as the international spotlight highlighted the fact that Ottawa was neglecting the North. The federal government had little choice but to step up its efforts to meet social needs. As the Harper government vies for a physical presence in North in an effort to make the most of geopolitical opportunity, history may repeat itself.

Overcrowded housing and units in disrepair can exist when nobody is watching, but they can become glaringly obvious in the spotlight of an international race for access to oil and minerals.

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AUTHORS: Nick Falvo
PAGES: 243-261
PUBLISHER: McGill-Queen’s University Press
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011
LOCATION: NWT, Canada