Manitoba unsure how many foster children in hotels outside of Winnipeg – The Globe and Mail

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May. 28, 2015

The Manitoba government does not know how many foster children are living in hotels in rural and northern communities – a revelation that comes just days before a provincial deadline to eradicate hotel placements.

The NDP government had pledged to stop putting children in rented rooms by June 1 after the brutal sexual assault in April of a 15-year-old foster child placed at a Best Western in downtown Winnipeg. But in an update on the province’s progress on Thursday, Family Services Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross said the deadline applied to Winnipeg only – surprising the province’s Children’s Advocate and some aboriginal leaders.

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