Mr. Speaker, first nations in northern Manitoba are urgently calling for federal action.
Yesterday, tests showed that H1N1 influenza has struck St. Theresa Point and other regions in northern Manitoba.
This problem is not just about influenza; it is also about the living conditions in first nations communities. Many reserves do not have access to the medical services, housing, roads and clean water that are taken for granted across Canada.
Will the government work with first nations and Manitoba in dealing with this dangerous outbreak?