Budget targets $3.4B for "critical" needs of Indigenous communities
Last updated 5/12/2017 at 2:45pm
OTTAWA, ON-The Canadian government announced it is increasing its spending on post-secondary education, community infrastructure and the health of Indigenous people in the most recent federal budget. Observers say this is a clear attempt to slow criticism over its handling of crises that plague First Nations and Inuit communities.
The 2017 budget adds $3.4 billion additional over five years for areas of "critical need," in addition to the $8.4 billion already committed in 2016.
"We have made significant investments that we think will make a difference," Canada's Finance Minister, Bill...