Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck:
I do not believe the minister answered the honourable
senator's question. Senator Lovelace Nicholas was asking how
many of the healing centres have closed. In particular, how
many have closed after the end of March 31 of this year?
I thank the honourable senator for the question. There are
12 centres still operating. I will have to find out, by
written response, where they are, and the reasons behind the
closures of the others. Perhaps they have combined services,
I have no direct knowledge about the closures, but I will
certainly get that information.
However, again, $199 million more have
been added to this particular area in the last budget, which
I think most people who are trying to address this serious
Could the Leader of the Government in the Senate, in her
search for the answers, find out whether the Nechi Institute
and the healing centres on the Tsuu T'ina First Nation and
the Kainai First Nation in Alberta are still operational
after the end of March of this year?