LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES FAILED TO STAND UP FOR NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN
July 18th, 2019 - 1:55pm
MEADOW LAKE – As part of her summer tour in the riding today, NDP MP Georgina Jolibois (Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River) will attend the Tony Cote Summer Games taking place on Flying Dust First Nation.
As part of the closing events of the games, Flying Dust will hold a candle light vigil to honour the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) from Northern Saskatchewan.
The recent report released by the MMIWG Inquiry concluded that violence committed against Indigenous women was a form of genocide, a finding that the Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada refused to recognize.
“The refusal of the Leader of the Conservative Party to recognize the genocide against Indigenous women in Canada shows how disconnected he is from the realities of Northern women,” said Jolibois. “This is hurtful and shameful. New Democrats will work in partnership with Indigenous women, the families of the missing and murdered, and communities to implement the Inquiry Calls for Justice and the calls to action brought forward by communities.”
Jolibois has been on a summer tour in her riding in Northern Saskatchewan. She has been meeting with Northerners and listening to their concerns about the many challenges they face due to the inaction of Liberal and Conservative governments.
“Northerners want a government that they can count on that will deliver the things they need,” said Jolibois. “In Northern Saskatchewan, people still don’t have access to adequate housing and they have to travel long distances to receive the health services they need. Liberals and Conservatives have neglected the North for far too long and failed to make life easier for everyone. New Democrats will do better and ensure people’s needs are at the centre of every decision.”
The New Democrats' plan A New Deal for People will make peoples’ lives better across the country, including in Northern Saskatchewan. The NDP plan will ensure safe, quality housing for Indigenous communities, accessible health care services and will make life more affordable for Northerners.