Manitoba flooding evacuees face drastic aid cuts

Evacuees from the flooded-out Little Saskatchewan First Nation in Manitoba say they have been left scrambling after being told, in a letter, their financial assistance would be drastically cut.

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Evacuees from the flooded-out Little Saskatchewan First Nation in Manitoba say they have been left scrambling after being told, in a letter, their financial assistance would be drastically cut.

On Wednesday they protested the cuts outside the Manitoba legislature.

The province says they are moving into a long-term recovery phase and that means cuts to evacuees’ financial assistance.

Adults will be reduced from $23 a day to $4. Children will also see a cut from $18 a day to $3.

Evacuees say that’s just not enough.

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