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Canada is facing an acute housing crisis, and the issue has been a major one in the federal election campaign. Housing advocate Leilani Farha joins us to assess what party leaders are planning to do to fix the problem. People are mourning the loss of prominent Inuk activist Diem Saunders last week. Diem became a prominent voice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls after their sister Loretta was killed in 2014. One of Diem's friends, Jordan Bonapart, joins us today. Fishers in Labrador and across Atlantic Canada are being asked to repay benefits they thought they qualified for. Labrador Morning's Heidi Atter joins us to break down what happened, and what advocates say is needed. The Nunatsiavut Government released a statement yesterday on NunatuKavut Community Council's land claim. We hear from Nunatsiavut Government President Johannes Lampe, and a response from NunatuKavut Community Council President Todd Russell. It's Friday, so we're hanging with the Waynes to hear their film and book selections of the week. Finally, if you are looking for a new hobby that benefits both the mind and body, we bring you the details of a yoga session happening in Happy Valley-Goose Bay this weekend. We hear from Ondreya Beals.