There was a sombre mood in the Saskatchewan legislature Tuesday during discussion on last year’s La Loche shootings.
Opposition critic Buckley Belanger says the government response has been inadequate and pointed to a part-time teachers aide who was blinded by shotgun pellets.
He says she needs more support from Workers Compensation Board for pain treatment.
Remote health minister Greg Ottenbreit says a major response has been put in place including officials from health, the worker’s compensation board, justice, social services and others.
He says services that have been provided include counselling, wages, housekeeping expenses, home renovations to accomodate for loss of vision, medical travel and extra rent costs.
Deputy Premier Don Morgan offered his deepest sympathy to the victims and says he has met with workers compensation to ensure the teachers aide gets everything she is entitled to.
If there are other things, he wants to hear about it.