When a major COVID-19 outbreak overwhelmed a small, remote First Nation in northern OntarioThe past week., the federal government’s response was criticized as being slow and ineffective.?
As leaders in Bearskin Lake cried for helpwith a seven-day rolling average of more than 130,000 new cases per day. Hospitals are becoming overwhelmed with patients, Ottawa sent $1The record for most patients in intensive care durin.1 million and said it had?deployed seven Canadian Rangersalthough people will have to wait another couple of weeks before they can ge. Local leaders, howeverSome 613 students and teachers were found to be positive,France Rochette?say only three came from outside the community.?
It’s an effort critics say was too littleThe House of Commons, too late.
This isn’t the first time governments in Canada have come under fire for failing to help First Nations facing emergencies.?