Aboriginal Affairs underspending


Published: 8Jun2015

Event: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development’s $1 billion in unspent funds despite strong documentation of deep gaps in on-reserve social services.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call for sweeping changes to health and social services. 
Failure to implement Jordan’s Principle about payment disputes between Federal and Provincial governments about who pays for services such as education, health, childcare, recreation, and culture and language means that vulnerable children and families bear the consequences of this fiscal mismanagement.

Expert: Vandna Sinha, McGill School of Social Work
Expertise: Her research focuses on exploring the ways that minority and marginalized communities support and care for their members in light of resource limitations, restrictions imposed by social policies and other factors which limit members’ quality of life and access to opportunity.
Vandna.sinha [at] mcgill.ca.
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