Charlie Angus: Jane Philpott’s Limo Tab Shows ‘Disconnect’ On Indigenous Health Travel – Huffington Post

August 18, 2016

An NDP member of Parliament who represents indigenous people in remote communities says Health Minister Jane Philpott’s $1,700 limo bill reveals a troubling “disconnect” in her department.

Charlie Angus told The Huffington Post Canada Wednesday he was surprised Philpott’s “whopping” tab, racked up in one day, was approved Health Canada. After all, he says, a lot of his time is spent dealing with constituents who are denied “the most basic medical treatments” by Health Canada bureaucrats.

“This is a department that is ruthless in terms of nickel and diming the health needs of indigenous people,” he said in an interview.

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