Trudeau’s arrival in Labrador said to be first Nunatsiavut visit from a sitting PM

 By Sarah Smellie THE CANADIAN PRESS NAIN, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR -The president of the organization representing Inuit in Canada hailed the arrival of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a small village on Labrador’s north coast Friday as “momentous.” Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president Natan Obed said Trudeau’s visit to Nain, N.L., is the first time a sitting prime minister has travelled to Nunatsiavut, the Inuit region of Labrador. “This is a long time in the making,” Obed said as he sat next to Trudeau in the Illusuak Cultural Centre, which looked out onto a landscape of frozen sea ice and sprawling mountains. “I’ve been inviting the prime minister to my hometown of Nunatsiavut since 2015.” Trudeau was in town for a regular meeting of the Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee, of which Obed…

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