It’s too risky to transport injured children and keep them away from family, Foreign Affairs spokesperson Adam Hodge via email. He said Ottawa’s “exploring” other kinds of aid but wouldn’t say what that would entail or when it would materialize.
In the meantime, Izzeldine Abuelaish can’t believe anyone would refuse to help a hurt child.
Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins said in a statement (external - login to view) there is a “moral responsibility” to provide assistance to children injured in conflict zones.
Hamilton Health Sciences, Kingston General Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, The Hospital for Sick Children and London Health Sciences have all said they support Hoskins’ decision.
But Ottawa is not on board.
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