Canadians support investing in clean energy and broadband connection to Nunavut

84% of Canadians support federal funding for an Inuit-owned project known as the Kivalliq Hydro-Fibre Link, which would bring hydroelectric power and high-speed internet service to Northern communities.

Mar 04, 2024

In spark*insights research, conducted on behalf of Nukik Corporation, we gave respondents a description of the project, and asked how they felt about the federal government providing the financial support needed to get the project launched.

A total of 84% support such a federal investment, including more than 80% across age and gender groups. Liberal voters (92% support) and NDP voters (90%) are the most supportive, and more than 3-in-4 Conservatives also support funding the project. Support is also widespread in Manitoba (78%), where part of the project would be located.


These findings are based on a national online survey of 2,876 adult Canadians, conducted online, between the dates February 9th and 19th, 2024.

About the Kivalliq Hydro-Fibre Link

The proposed Kivalliq Hydro-Fibre Link infrastructure project would be Nunavut’s first major infrastructure link to southern Canada, delivering reliable, renewable, and affordable electricity and broadband Internet to remote Arctic communities. This project would provide economic opportunities for Nunavut residents, support the infrastructure needed for new mining development in the territory, and help Nunavut shift away from the reliance on diesel generation. The federal government has supported the project with mentions in both the 2021 and 2023 Federal Budgets.

The data referenced were gathered online, with a representative sample of 2876 adults across Canada, between the dates February 9, 2024 and March 19, 2024.

About spark*insights

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