The minister responsible for Children, Community and Social Services is offering her support in the battle to prevent youth suicides on remote First Nations. Lisa Macleod, who also battles depression, was answering a question from Kiiwetinoong member Sol Mamakwa.
"I can understand, just standing here with you, how emotional this is," she said, adding she wanted to speak with Mamakwa after Question Period to go over his concerns.
The Mamakwa raised the issue, after the death of a 13-year-old girl last night in Bearskin Lake, and he was pressing the provincial government for answers this morning.
"What is the premier prepared to do to ensure these pandemics of our young Indigenous people killing themselves stops once and for all," he asked, during Question Period.
Health Minister Christine Elliott -- who is also the deputy premier -- joined Mcleod in pledging her support.
"I look forward to working with you, visiting your communities and understanding the people directly," she answered.
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