Rethinking Canada’s priorities
What are we doing nationwide?
Some federal government financial figures have just come out, finally.
Over $30 million spent for travel costs for our recent refugee-immigrant program, and $750,000 to date and counting for hotel bills, while some of our First Nations have no running water or education facilities on a lot of their reserves for lack of funding.
My heart breaks for our Indigenous People. They were here before any of us. Doesn’t charity begin first at home?
More statistics; having to travel 10 hours to a grocery store, leaving home many miles away to go to high school.
Check this out. At Franklyn High School in Thunder Bay, Ont., students from 23 First Nations reserves.
All of this was on a recent 16x9 program on NTV.
I recently heard the true definition of love is to protect and provide.
This aspect needs to be given a priority here at home. Because of lack of education facilities, over the years, there’s a rate of only 21 per cent literacy, some of the lowest worldwide.
Also low employment, and high suicide rate that is becoming epidemic.
These are our First Nations. I want to emphasize the word ‘first’ here.
Funding for their schools is 30 per cent lower then is given for other provincial schools. Why? Look up info on Kingfisher Lake reserve to verify these facts. My heart breaks for our Indigenous People.
They were here before any of us. Doesn’t charity begin first at home?
Let’s get our priorities right fellow Canadians. Remember the saying you can’t see the forest for the trees?
Well, this forest is very visible; all we have to do is open our eyes! Joy French-Coleman writes from Harbour Grace