MP Georgina Jolibois Calls on Prime Minister to Follow Through on His Promise to La Loche Commuity
January 22nd, 2019 - 12:29pm
LA LOCHE – NDP MP Georgina Jolibois (Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River) is calling on Prime Minister Trudeau and his Liberal government to keep their promise to the people of La Loche following the fatal shootings on January 22, 2016.
“Three years ago, the Prime Minister said that his government would be here for La Loche months and years following the tragedy as part of our healing journey,” said Jolibois. “But we’re not seeing the government’s actions. They took their photos and left.”
Last Friday, MP Jolibois attended the inauguration of Dene High School’s newly renovated administrative space. While MP Jolibois welcomes the renewal and the improvements made to the building following the tragedy, she stressed that the Liberal government has failed to provide the mental health services that are still needed and lacking in the community.
“I was very happy to see the school staff and the students celebrating the opening of their new facility," added Jolibois. “But La Loche still requires long-term mental health services. Justin Trudeau's Liberals must do more to help the students, the school staff, and our community as a whole. I’m inviting the Prime Minister to join me in taking concrete action to help our community get the services they need and deserve.”
Since she was elected in 2015, particularly after the shooting that shook the community three years ago, MP Jolibois has stood in the House of Commons on multiple occasions calling on the Liberal government to provide the necessary funding to make mental health services permanently accessible for all those who need it in La Loche, and across Northern Saskatchewan.