The North "like Darfur"

Silversides, Ann
October 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/23/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 9, p1013
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the poor living conditions in First Nations communities in northern Canada. It discusses the international aid-style assessment of Nick Finney, head of the emergency capacity of a nonprofit organization called, Save the Children, on remote and impoverished communities, which are drawing increased international attention. It was stated that Canada's aboriginal people are experiencing ill health, overcrowded housing, polluted water, poor education and poverty which are often experienced in Third World countries. Moreover, the country has been a subject of criticism by the United Nations committee on economic, social and cultural rights for the living conditions of Aboriginals. INSETS: The harsh numbers are unchanged;Extending an invitation, and a hand.


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