Thompson MLA Kelly Bindle says that NDP leader Wab Kinew should apologize for trying to gain political points on the back of tragedy with "fake news and fear mongering".
In an email to Arctic Radio News, Bindle said that the actions of the opposition in the wake of the death of Abraham Donkey are extremely unfortunate, as Bindle says that “they know as well as the we do that it is a federal issue”.
The lone northern Progressive Conservative MLA also took time to comment on the Northern Patient Transportation Program itself, saying that it is the exact same program that has been in place for many years including under the previous government and currently remains in place unchanged.
Bindle added that talks of cuts to the program is “misinformation being spread in the media by the opposition”.
NDP MLA Tom Lindsey, who represents Flin Flon, tabled a freedom of information request in the Legislature, which Lindsey says shows that the Province cut $1M from the transportation program escort subsidy.