Lawyer says Canada inflating number of First Nations children its helping under Jordan’s Principle

Lawyer says Canada is inflating the number of children it is helping under Jordan’s Principle program.

Todd Lamirande
APTN National News
Canada’s Health Minister said the government is working hard to implement Jordan’s Principle.

Jane Philpott said that 5,000 children have been identified under the program that is supposed to supply the same medical services for children living on reserve as off.

But a lawyer said that number is inflated.

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Todd Lamirande is Red River Metis. Todd first joined APTN in 2000 as a writer - researcher. He went on to be a videojournalist based in Vancouver. Todd has hosted three programs for APTN News and Current Affairs: the national news, Investigates and Nation to Nation.

1 thought on “Lawyer says Canada inflating number of First Nations children its helping under Jordan’s Principle

  1. They may inflate the #’s triple & it MIGHT be close (but likely not); take into acct. those who haven’t been taken seriously then sent home; or they that are living in remote communities…

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