CAPITALISM, FOR THE WIN: Amazon Prime does more for northern food security than federal subsidies, say Iqaluit residents.

The consensus in Iqaluit seems to be that everyone with a credit card has an Amazon Prime membership. That’s because people can often find groceries cheaper online than in local stores, despite government food subsidy programs.

“Amazon Prime has done more toward elevating the standard of living of my family than any territorial or federal program. Full stop. Period,” a local principal, who declined to speak further, said on Facebook.

But the problem is, it offers insufficient opportunities for graft.