Native Council of PEI battles to keep drug counselling program – CBC

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Native Council of PEI battles to keep drug counselling program – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 2016257 Views

Federal and provincial governments pulled $84K in funding for the 30-year-old program in October

Jan 22, 2016

The Native Council of PEI is fighting to keep its alcohol and drug counselling program that it has run for 30 years.

The Harper government announced it was cancelling funding for the program in October, and the province followed suit, meaning a total loss of $84,000 dollars.

About 120 off-reserve First Nations people accessed the service in the final few months it was offered, said the council.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/native-council-drug-program-1.3414954

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