Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett, speaking in the House of Commons:
“(Aglukkaq) has cut programs for diabetes, youth suicide, Aboriginal health human resources. Can the minister explain to this house why her cuts target the population with the worse health outcomes in Canada, the Aboriginal people of Canada.”
Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq,
“As an Aboriginal person, I take that type of line of questioning to be unacceptable.”
Health Minister Aglukkaq accuses Liberal MP of crossing racial line during House of Commons questioning, aptn National News, April 23, 2012
“Health Canada cut all funding to the National Aboriginal Health Organization, effectively shutting it down.
“Aglukkaq has also overseen 100 per cent health funding cuts to the Native Women’s Association of Canada, the Metis National Council and the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples.
“Health Canada also cut 40 per cent of its funding to the Assembly of First Nations and the Inuit Tapriit Kanatami, which serves Aglukkaq’s own people, the Inuit.”