French islands seek foster care homes in New Brunswick for children in need

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FREDERICTON, NB — The French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon are trying to work out a deal with New Brunswick to provide foster homes for children in need of care.

Prefect Jean-Regis Borius says he discussed the issue with provincial officials at the annual meeting of the Joint Regional Co-operation Commission between Atlantic Canada and St. Pierre and Miquelon in Fredericton on Tuesday.

Borius says New Brunswick is willing to help, but French and Canadian legislation governing the matter would have to be modified.

Borius says there aren’t enough foster homes in the French territory south of Newfoundland to look after all the children in need.

He says New Brunswick would be an ideal place to find foster families because many speak French.

Organizations: Joint Regional Co

Geographic location: New Brunswick, FREDERICTON, St. Pierre and Miquelon French islands Atlantic Canada Newfoundland

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  • Heather
    November 03, 2010 - 10:25

    Sheila - the article says they are trying to work it out. Perhaps the French government will be providing compensation to Canada.

  • Sheila
    November 03, 2010 - 09:56

    What in the world is our country thinking? Grow up in foster care in Canada and be cared for by Canadians and educated by our dollars. France and Canada are different countries so these children should be kept on French soil. Or these little bastions of Fance in the ocean can become Canadian and then we help these children. We should not take on the problems on a foreign country. I am sorry that these children require care their parents or government cannot/will not provide but we have enough children in need on our soil.