MP ASHTON CALLS FOR ACTION TO SAVE DIALYSIS MACHINES IN BERENS RIVER

Dear Minister O’Regan,

Yesterday, I rose in the House of Commons during Question Period to call to your attention the fact that dialysis units were ripped out of Berens River, forcing patients to travel to Winnipeg for care. As we’ve seen, when sick parents are forced to travel long distance for care, we’re risking their lives.

While we know that the provincial government made the initial investment, as well as the cruel decision to remove these machines, the Federal government has a duty of care towards First Nations and it is your government’s responsibility to fill in the gaps. I would like to know what, if any, steps your government has taken to ensure that the people of Berens River will continue to have access to dialysis machines.

Sincerely,

 MP Niki Ashton - Churchill—Keewatinook Aski