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Liberals Would Create FASD Registry

September 28, 2011 9:22 AM | News

Jon Gerrard (CHRISD.CA FILE)

The Manitoba Liberals would work to create a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) registry if elected.

Leader Jon Gerrard announced Wednesday that his government would push to dedicate more resources to improve diagnosis, treatment and counselling of the disease.

“The NDP and Tories talk a big game about crime, but they don’t even know where to start,” Gerrard said. “The best tough on crime policy you can talk about is one that seriously deals with the affects of FASD.”

The $3.9 million investment into the FASD registry would work to protect the health of children, and ensure they are treated. The Liberals say if left untreated, many children often turn to a life of crime.