For Immediate Release
15 November 2023
Today in the House of Assembly, NDP MHA Lela Evans (Torngat Mountains) asked the following questions of the Government:
Speaker, I am deeply concerned of what I heard from residential school survivors in my district this past week. Many survivors say that they felt the apology was premature and rushed given that their quality of life continues to erode. They wanted to see real action first that would help them and their families overcome the Legacy harms inflicted upon them. So I ask the premier, what do you say to these survivors.
Speaker, I will give you examples of lasting harm residential school survivors face. An elderly couple asked me not to visit because they had no heat in their home and they didn’t want me to be cold. They were waiting for their pension so they could buy oil. I ask the premier, why did your government exclude them from the provide-wide oil to electric incentive?
For further information, contact Eddy St. Coeur, Director of Communications, NDP Caucus at 729-2137 (o), or firstname.lastname@example.org