They are feeling overwhelmed’: Manitoba MP calling for military support for First Nations battling COVID-19 – CTV News

Jan. 10, 2022

WINNIPEG – A federal member of parliament representing northern Manitoba is calling for the military to be sent in to help First Nations with surging COVID-19 case numbers.

Niki Ashton, the NDP MP for Churchill—Keewatinook Aski, put out a call on Friday asking for more support from the federal government.

“We know numbers are on the rise here in northern Manitoba and we know from early on in this pandemic that First Nations are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, both in terms of contracting it and more severe outcome when people get sick,” Ashton told CTV News in an interview on Sunday.

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