Indigenous Affairs Minister Greg Rickford has sent a blunt message to his counterparts in Ottawa, regarding the housing crisis in Cat Lake. Ontario stands ready to assist the federal government in meeting its responsibilities, Rickford said. The remote community has had 90 of its roughly 125 homes condemned.
With the daytime wind chill expected to reach - 43 C today in the isolated community, Indigenous Affairs Minister Greg Rickford says Ontario stands ready to assist the federal government in meeting its responsibilities, Rickford said.
Leadership in the remote community asked for help about 10 days ago. Their call was also supported by MPP Sol Mamakwa, who noted people in the community were suffering and even dying. So, watching the federal and provincial jurisdictions blame each other was difficult.
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