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Government fails to submit report on child protection systemAugust 22nd, 2014
NDP wants to know if government is taking its foster system problems seriously
The government has failed to hand in its first report on the activities of the Social Services Ministry when it comes to caring for foster children.
The reports, due every three months, were called for by the Children’s Advocate after six-year-old foster child Lee Bonneau was murdered by another child, a 10-year-old also receiving services from the ministry. Bonneau was killed one year ago, and the Children’s Advocate released recommendations in response on May 14. One of those recommendations required reports from the ministry – the first due Aug. 14.
“Is the government taking its problems with child protection seriously?” asked David Forbes, the NDP critic for social services.
From 2010 to 2013, 81 children in the care of the government died. That number does not include a number of foster children who died from natural causes.Read Full Article...
Ailing seniors being turned away from seniors care homesAugust 22nd, 2014
95-year-old Roy Armstrong has bone, bladder and prostate cancer and struggles to walk and feed himself after two heart attacks – but the government says Armstrong is too fit to take up a space in a seniors care home.
The situation is familiar to too many Saskatchewan families, and is a result of the government continuing to ignore the seniors care crisis, according to the NDP.
After suffering a second heart attack, Armstrong is in Royal University Hospital with nowhere to go.Read Full Article...