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Ottawa’s promise to fix First Nations water crisis still falling short: report – CBC

by pmnationtalk on February 8, 2018195 Views

Suzuki Foundation says there’s been some improvement, but more work still needed on funding, regulations

Feb 08, 2018

The federal Liberal government gets mostly “glass half-empty” ratings on its work toward fixing long-standing First Nations water woes, in a new report released by the David Suzuki Foundation.

The report, titled Reconciling Promises and Reality: Clean Drinking Water for First Nations, is the second study released by the David Suzuki Foundation on Ottawa’s promise to end long-term First Nation water advisories by 2021.

The David Suzuki Foundation is a national non-profit organization that does research and policy analysis on environmental rights, biodiversity and solutions to climate change.

This year’s report, which will be unveiled Thursday afternoon in Vancouver during the Assembly of First Nations’ water symposium, found that despite some progress, Ottawa still has some distance to go before meeting its promise.

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