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Bob Nault MP – Breaking Down Budget 2018 Part Two – Net Newsledger

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 201852 Views

March 13, 2018

KENORA – We know that the level of services available to Canadians have not always been fairly distributed and often times is contingent upon whether you live in an urban or rural region. This is particularly true for Indigenous Peoples living in remote and rural areas. Budget 2018 commits to addressing these barriers, by reaching out to all on-reserve and northern Indigenous communities to provide improved access to funding programs. When our First Nations prosper, the entire region prospers.

Just recently, I was happy to attend the grand opening of the new water treatment plant in Slate Falls First Nation. After 14-years, members of the community can now drink the water from their taps. Our Government is committed to eliminating all long-term drinking water advisories (LTDWA) for residents living on-reserve by March 2021. As of February 12, 52 LTDWAs on public water systems have now been lifted. And while we still have a way to go, Budget 2018 invests $172.6 million over three years to accelerate the construction of new water systems and renovate existing ones. With these additional investments, projects will be expedited; ensuring that more affected water systems will become functional earlier than 2021.

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