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.