Singh criticizes Trudeau’s ‘broken promises’ on drinking water for First Nations – CP24

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Singh criticizes Trudeau’s ‘broken promises’ on drinking water for First Nations – CP24

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 20216 Views

September 14, 2021

SIOUX LOOKOUT, Ont. — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh listened quietly to a mother who lost her daughter to suicide in an isolated fly-in First Nation in northern Ontario where the community has been facing Canada’s longest boil-water advisory.

During the final week of campaigning before Monday’s federal election, Singh said it was important to use the critical time before ballots are cast to visit Neskantaga First Nation and get a firsthand view of the effects of the 26-year water advisory on the living conditions of the community.

“It is a stark and startling example of how bad things are,” Singh said following a more than five-hour tour throughout the nation.

Marilyn Waswa was held by family members as she talked about walking to the First Nation’s makeshift water station to get jugs to take home. When she arrived, she found her 14-year-old daughter dead.

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