Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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WINNIPEG. x-09s. The Manitoba government is promising to reduce the number of kids in the province's child-welfare system and help families reunite sooner. Families Minister Scott Fielding says the government is going to speed up assessments of children when they're first taken into care, which currently can take up to four months. Fielding says the province is also going to look at narrowing and clarifying the reasons for taking children from their families.

("...as other provinces.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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TAG: Manitoba has the highest proportion of kids in care among the provinces, and almost 90 per cent are Indigenous.

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PR03 - (Mba-Kids-In-Care)

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