Many residents of remote communities in northern Ontario live close to the poverty line. Cree filmmaker Phoebe Sutherland examines the issue of poverty in her hometown of Moose Factory, where residents are charged extremely high rates for hydro based on delivery costs, despite living only 90 km away from five hydroelectric dams. The inequity of how hydro rates are calculated means that residents of Timmins pay two-thirds less than residents of Moose Factory, while a thousand kilometers away, Toronto residents pay even less. It's an inequity that can have serious consequences for communities already struggling against the weight of poverty.
Sep 02, 2016
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