The death rates were 25 per cent per year rising to close to 50 per cent over three years. Dr. Bryce said the deaths could be prevented if Ottawa provided equitable health care to “Indians” and implemented other reforms, such as improving ventilation and decreasing over-crowding at schools.
The Government of Canada refused to spend the money and public outrage was not sufficient to force Ottawa into action.
Bryce called Canada’s conduct “a national crime.
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