First Nations Clean Water Act continues to fail treaty peoples – The Hill Times

May 21, 2024

Bill C-61 actually represents Canada’s intent to offload its responsibilities by leaving First Nations liable and responsible after decades of living with underfunded and outdated water and wastewater systems.

Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu tabled Bill C-61 in December 2023, which provides no long-term assurance for funding that will address existing gaps in infrastructure needs, and address new and growing costs to provide services for all First Nations, the Chiefs Steering Committee writes. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

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