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Document highlights feds have no help implementing fire codes on reserves – CityNews

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 20234 Views

For decades, house fires on First Nations have caused deaths and injuries at a much higher rate than off-reserve.

According to an internal document, the federal government does not have a willing partner to help legislate fire codes on First Nation reserves across Canada.

The details, obtained by The Canadian Press, were included in a note prepared for Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu last fall ahead of a meeting with the Assembly of First Nations. It showcases the issues the department was running into when it comes to improving fire prevention.

For decades, house fires on First Nations have caused deaths and injuries at a much higher rate than off-reserve. Factors for this include overcrowding, poor structural conditions, and inadequate ventilation.

Read More: https://ottawa.citynews.ca/local-news/document-highlights-feds-have-no-help-implementing-fire-codes-on-reserves-6424058

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