However, he has decided to completely cut the funding, which was to continue for 90 days after Commissioner Normand Glaude issued his report, in order to give the government time to look over his recommendations. Instead, before even hearing Commissioner Glaude’s report, Bentley announced that the funding will end on January 15th, 2010.
Until July of this year, crisis intervention and referral will be available through Family Counselling. However, clients will have to be assessed and approved for this new service, when all they want is to continue the journey of healing with the psychotherapists they have, with whom they have established a relationship of trust.
Commissioner Glaude disagrees with the government’s proposal, and is strongly urging them to reconsider their decision.
And so the survivors, who have worked very hard to make a better life for themselves, are being left high and dry. Their hope that they will be able to heal and finally fulfill their aspirations is once again being taken away. Mr Bentley and the McGuinty government are playing with people’s lives, and it’s the re-victimized children of the past who are losing.
And so I plead with Mr Bentley to change his mind, and let them continue their counselling.
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