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Canada Sends Remote First Nations Body Bags.

The unfortunate shipments of body bags to aboriginal reserves in Manitoba, speaks to a larger communication problem between health authorities and at-risk aboriginal communities, the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations said Friday.

The body bags were included in a shipment of hand sanitizers and face masks that Health Canada recently sent to reserves that were hit hard by H1N1 flu last spring.

Health Canada has said it regrets the alarm that the shipments raised in Manitoba, though it contends the body bags were part of a routine restocking of supplies.

However, a departmental investigation into the incident is now underway and Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq said the results will be made public.

Aboriginal authorities, as well as opposition members of Parliament have demanded that the health minister apologize for the shipments.

On Friday morning, AFN National


Added: Sep-18-2009 Occurred On: Sep-18-2009
By: coldandblunt
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