Patty Hajdu

Indigenous Services minister attends funeral at site of mass killing in Saskatchewan

Sep 14, 2022 | 4:36am

Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu is promising to work with James Smith Cree Nation on community policing and a new treatment centre after a daylong visit that followed a series of deadly attacks on the Labour Day weekend. “I made that commitment to the community leaders that the government of Canada will … continue to […]

Indigenous Services minister to visit James Smith Cree Nation

Sep 12, 2022 | 2:54pm

JAMES SMITH CREE NATION (The Canadian Press)- The federal minister for Indigenous Services, Patty Hajdu, is scheduled to visit on Tuesday the site of a mass killing in Saskatchewan. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Hajdu will express solidarity and ongoing support for the James Smith Cree Nation, northeast of Saskatoon. Trudeau says the government will […]

Liberal government makes major cabinet shuffle

Oct 26, 2021 | 9:26am

The federal government has announced a cabinet shuffle Tuesday morning. Some of the highlights include former Health Minister Patty Hajdu will now become the Minister of Indigenous Services. Former procurement minister Anita Anand will take over as Minister of National Defence. Marie-Claude Bibeau remains the Federal Agriculture Minister, and former Indigenous Services Minister Carolyn Bennett […]

Canada’s health minister tells Merriman assistance is waiting for province

Sep 27, 2021 | 6:49pm

Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu says she has spoken with her Saskatchewan counterpart about federal support. “I really stressed to Minister Merriman the best plan is the one we make ahead of time, and we need to work together to make sure we can adequately understand what Saskatchewan needs might be,” Hajdu told the Canadian […]

Federal government announces funding for community-based mental health supports

Sep 10, 2020 | 1:39pm

On World Suicide Prevention Day, the federal government has announced $11.5-million for community based organizations to promote mental health and well-being and to tackle the systemic challenges and barriers from racism. Health Minister Patty Hajdu says racism literally makes people sick with higher rates of illness, including mental illness, which she says isn’t surprising when […]

Canadian COVID-19 cases jumps 20% according to federal authorities

Apr 3, 2020 | 10:54am

Federal officials say the number of COVID-19 cases in Canada jumped 20% to 11,747, with 152 deaths so far. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam also cautions the number of cases and deaths will increase as the pandemic advances. “This could explain why we are seeing a sharper rise in deaths reported in recent […]

Federal health minister tells Canadians to prepare for new coronavirus like an emergency

Feb 26, 2020 | 5:02pm

Health Minister Patty Hajdu is encouraging Canadians to stockpile food and medication in their homes in case they or a loved one falls ill with the novel coronavirus. That’s good advice for any potential crisis from a viral outbreak to power outages, she said Wednesday. “It’s good to be prepared because things can change quickly,” […]