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Expired food at high prices? Nunavut protesters want you to help say 'no more'

Photo: Angela Scappatura Photography

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Feeding My Family is an organization that raises awareness about the high cost of food in the North. We are holding a peaceful protest on Saturday June 14, 2014 between 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. In Iqaluit, this will be outside NorthMart. Other communities are welcomed to join. What follows is an open letter explaining why Feeding My Family is taking action:

Hello All,



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