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Amazon trumps government in delivering goods to the North

A private company seems to be doing a much better job than government at getting critical groceries to residents of a remote northern community.CBC News has been reporting how most residents of Iqaluit, Nunavut with a credit card have Amazon Prime memberships and are able to order groceries and other essential goods cheaper than what those items cost on their shelves, despite government subsidy programs.The price of basic goods in northern communities is astronomical especially for perishable goods such as milk. One Globe and Mail piece in 2014 included a graphic explaining the differences, pointing out that many residents were

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