Lack of clean drinking water in our own province is an issue Winnipeggers can’t ignore – CBC

Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s water, has been under a boil-water advisory for decades

May 20, 2018

I saw a meme the other day that said most people in this world drink water dirtier than the water in our toilets here in North America. I was shocked, then sad, then angry. It got me thinking: why?

Why is it that so many citizens of this planet are stuck drinking water that most of us here in lotus land would refuse? Why aren’t we doing something about this situation? Don’t we have the capability nowadays to ensure this most basic of human rights?

On the African continent, 3,000 children die every day from drinking contaminated water. The United Nations reports that 20 per cent of the world’s population struggles to gain access to clean drinking water.

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