NDP leader vows he’ll wrest money from feds to help fix Iqaluit’s water woes – CBC

Nov 16, 2021

‘We are demanding the government provide … $180 million at least to fix this water crisis,’ Singh says

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said today Ottawa needs to step up and fix the water crisis in Nunavut’s capital Iqaluit, where tap water has been undrinkable since Oct. 12 due to contamination.

On his first trip north to meet with recently-elected NDP MP Lori Idlout, Singh said he’s going to press the federal government to find the money that the territory and the city of about 8,000 say is needed to remedy Iqaluit’s water crisis.

“We are demanding the government provide full funding, $180 million at least, to fix this water crisis,” Singh said, speaking to journalists in the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum in Iqaluit on Tuesday morning.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/ndp-leader-money-iqaluit-water-1.6250975


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