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Amanda Lathlin Addresses Disabilities Services Funding Concerns

The Pas MLA Amanda Lathlin Recently addressed funding concerns for disability services during question period last week.

 

She said that there is a growing demand for services for children with physical and intellectual disabilities and last year the Pallister government made program changes and froze the intake for the inclusion support program.

 

As a result the number of children provided service through the inclusion support program fell by 8 percent last year to the lowest it has been in nearly a decade.

 

Minister of Families Heather Stefanson responded to Lathlin’s question by saying that they care very deeply about children living with disabilities in the province and they are spending more than the NDP’S ever did when they were in office.

 

She added that they also care very much about adults with disabilities and other vulnerable Manitobans which is why they continue to invest in programs that are working to improve their lives.

 

According to Stefanson they have invested more than 13 million dollars in community living and disability services in this budget alone.

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