Caring society tells tribunal failing on Jordan’s Principle

 By Alessia Passafiume THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society says Canada is systematically failing to respond to Jordan’s Principle requests to fund services for children first and figure out who should be paying later. The allegations are made in two affidavits sent to the Human Rights Tribunal as part of a non-compliance motion the society launched against the federal government for its handling of Jordan’s Principle. That legal rule is supposed to ensure that First Nations kids are able to access health care, social and educational supports when they need them, with questions about which jurisdiction pays for them to be worked out afterward. Funding battles between the federal and provincial governments are still leaving children waiting and Caring society executive director Cindy Blackstock…

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