Despite Parliament's vow, FN kids still fall through cracks, research shows

Seven years ago, Jordan River Anderson of Norway House, Man., died in a Winnipeg hospital.

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Seven years ago, Jordan River Anderson of Norway House, Man., died in a Winnipeg hospital.

He never set foot in his family’s home.

Federal and provincial bureaucrats could not decide who should pay for his home car.

Parliament vowed not to let red tape prevent a child from getting care.

That pledge is called “Jordan’s Principle.”

But many kids still fall through the cracks. Vandna Sinha, a researcher at McGill University is creating a database of children facing similar situations.

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