SaskParty Takes Aim At NDP Over Native Issues

Thursday, March 30, 2006 at 14:10



The Saskatchewan Party took time during yesterday’s sitting of the legislature to blast the NDP government on a number of Aboriginal issues.


First Nations and Metis Relations critic June Draude says the NDP is failing to meet the needs of Aboriginal residents when it comes to housing, health and education.


In particular, Draude would like to see more attention paid to health concerns in the North.


Draude says the government could be doing more to make sure medical specialists are available to northerners.


She notes a lot of money has been spent on hiring addictions specialists throughout the province, but argues that it doesn’t address most of the health-related concerns.


Draude also believes more money should be spent to make sure treaties are taught in schools.