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Marina Beadle in Court Today for Jordan’s Principle and First Nations Children – Media Co-op

by NationTalk on June 11, 2012346 Views

Maurina Beadle in Court Today for Jordan’s Principle and First Nations Children

Precedent-setting trial takes place this week in Halifax

JUNE 10, 2012

In a precedent-setting case taking place over the next two days in Halifax, Maurina Beadle and Pictou Landing First Nation are taking the Government of Canada to court over its failure to provide to Beadle’s son the same level of health care that a child living off-reserve would receive from the province of Nova Scotia.

Beadle, with the support of Philippa Pictou, Health Director for Pictou Landing First Nation, are invoking, for the first time in its history, Jordan’s Principle, a child-first policy passed unanimously in the House of Commons in 2007. The policy dictates that in the instance of a jurisdictional dispute over which level of government foots the bill for a First Nations child in need of medical care, the government first contacted must come up with the funds; any arguments over who ultimately pays for the child’s care are to be argued later.

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