The Canadian Press

2016-04-13 | Attawapiskat Emergency Debate

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Federal MP's held an emergency debate in the Commons Tuesday night to discuss the suicide crisis that has gripped the aboriginal community of Attawapiskat (att-uh-WAH'-piss-kat) in northern Ontario. Manitoba New Democrat Niki Ashton told the House this crisis didn't just happen overnight. (Attawapiskat's leaders declared a state of emergency on Saturday, citing 11 suicide attempts so far in April and 28 in March. Health Minister Jane Philpott said the government must -- and will -- respond to the crisis.)

Date: 2016-04-13
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 16 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << in fact the trauma that is a parent through suicide and there's a parents or suicide crises across Canada is the direct result of our history of colonization and Decades of racist policies passed through this house >>