Ottawa spent $110K in legal fees fighting First Nations girl over $6K dental procedure

The federal Liberal government has spent more than $110,000 fighting a First Nations girl in court to block payment for orthodontic treatment that cost just $6,000, according to documents released under the Access to Information Act and shared with CBC News.

Explain again the logic to paying off Khadr.

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  • deplorabledave

    The cbc reported this???

    • Yup, hard to believe. Sorry about the link but it’s fixed now.

    • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

      They still haven’t recieved the extra $400,000,000 a year they’ve been asking for from the Federal governent, so they have to put the occasional pressure on them.

  • Brenda

    And yet they awarded Omar Khadr 10 million dollars because it would have cost too much to fight him in court.

    • Editor

      That’s their story and they’re stickin’ to it. Justin’s muslim ass kissing has nothing to do with it.

      • John Boy

        It’s not ass kissing.

        The Liberal plan is once there is enough “new Canadians” that nobody but they can win elections, they need a group to enforce their edicts and they think their buddies will do their bidding against “Old Stock” Canadians.

  • ontario john

    Why are we providing free dental care to start with. Is this part of their traditional indian culture?

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Conning white people sure is.

    • BillyHW

      Because we didn’t use every part of the buffalo.

    • Just looking at the status quo, one can see the greed and rot and the picked battles the hypocritical Liberals are guilty of. Had everyone, whether immigrants or aboriginals, been made to live the life of a twenty-first century Canadian, this poor girl’s problem may have been fixed already.

  • BillyHW

    Why does Justine Trudeau hate Indians?

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Maybe if they converted to Islam?

    • Because some of them don’t make good photo-ops.

    • Will Quest

      Notice how the CBC’s headline leads with Ottawa spent $110K …..
      and not Liberal government spent $110k …….

      • Maggat

        Good eye!

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        “”Heartless” Harper Conservatives Spend …”

  • Maggat

    If either of my two boys required that treatment I’d have had to pay for it out of my pocket. Sounds rough but where do we draw the lone?

    • Editor

      Not at welfare recipients or refugee claimants. They get coverage also.

    • canminuteman

      That’s why they fought it. I don’t know the rules, but it sound like someone tried to claim something that they weren’t entitled to. If they had paid it this time, there would have been another million indians lined up for their 6000 dollar dental treatment.

      • Watchman

        And without government pushback it would have been extended to strictly-cosmetic dentistry like veneers and teeth whitening. Even the government might have balked at that when non-First Nations Canadians get no free dental care at all.

        Cindy Blackstock, the executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and an advocate for equal treatment of Indigenous children, said, “But if there are other children out there who can’t eat or talk properly without chronic pain, they’re welcome to all my tax dollars,” she said.

        Well, Cindy, please start by writing a check for $6000 to this particular girl to pay for it, if it is so important for you. Your tax dollars are already being spent on other people’s welfare, including other First Nation people’s welfare so it would be unfair to deprive them of these tax dollars. If you are really an advocate about the equal treatment of indigenous children, you would have to be against the additional privileges in First People children dental care over the rest of Canadian children, right?

        • From what I read, it sounded as though this girl needed some genuine help. If people are bothered by this then the rules have to be changed and people given the ability to fend for themselves.

          With no jobs in northern ghettos where white liberals would rather aboriginals live, I imagine it would be hard to pay for pain-saving braces without money or benefits.

          • Watchman

            I agree, it sounded like this girl was in pain, and decisions were made without a personal examination. How many non-First Nations children are similarly in pain as they are in no way covered for dental work at all?

          • As the new fealty oath would suggest, non-aboriginal kids don’t matter.

            Secondly, Liberals have a habit of not examining or meeting the kids they refuse to pay for. They’ve done this with autistic children in Ontario. So-called experts claimed that certain therapies were not useful for autistic children who were deliberately kept on waiting lists.

          • DavidinNorthBurnaby

            What new fealty oath is this to which you refer?

          • DavidinNorthBurnaby

            G-d damn Trudeau to hell.

          • I know, right?

            Such an @$$hole.

      • Alain

        The government (CPC and Liberal) should have done the same with Arar and Khadr.

        • DavidinNorthBurnaby

          In a properly ordered Society those two would have simply been shot.

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        700,000 Indians in Canada times 6000 equals 4.2 billion dollars. Taxes are already criminally High. Enuff already.

  • felis gracilis

    Maybe Jane Philpott needed the six grand for her chauffeur?
    The 110 grand? That was a different department’s budget.

  • Remember – new immigrants have to swear loyalty to these corrupt chiefs and do-nothings but if ONE teen-ager has genuine pain, well, that is just her problem.