François Legault flies to the rescue of the Minister of Indigenous Affairs
Prime Minister François Legault
Share October 1, 2020 1:14 p.m. Update at 3:37 p.m. Share François Legault flies to the rescue of the Minister of Indigenous Affairs Caroline Plante The Canadian Press Prime Minister François Legault flew to the rescue of his Minister responsible for Indigenous Affairs, Sylvie D 'on Thursday Loves, and assured of giving concrete follow-up to the Viens report.
This report, tabled a year ago, underlines in particular that Aboriginals in Quebec are afraid to seek treatment in hospitals.
He recommends proceeding to their “cultural security” via a legislative change, a recommendation that “has been sleeping” on the minister's desk for a year, believes the PQ member for Joliette, Véronique Hivon.
She said she was living the death hard on Monday at Joliette Hospital of Joyce Echaquan, a mother of seven children victim of denigrating and degrading remarks shortly before her death.
“Everything is there (…) in the Viens report,” Ms. Hivon exclaimed Thursday at a press briefing at the National Assembly. It is inconceivable! It should have been a priority for action. ”