Report indicates Canada has failed to provide clean drinking water to First Nations – CityNews

January 13, 2023

The report published by the Human Rights Watch group outlines the lack of safe water access in indigenous communities across the country, despite the federal government’s promise in 2015 to end all drinking water advisories on First Nations reserves by 2021.

A new human rights report released this week highlights Canada’s failures to address long-standing abuses, including the failure to provide clean drinking water to First Nations.

The report published by the Human Rights Watch group outlines the lack of safe water access in indigenous communities across the country, despite the federal government’s promise in 2015 to end all drinking water advisories on First Nations reserves by 2021.

“Clean drinking water shouldn’t be an issue for anybody. Canada is one of the countries that have some of the cleanest drinking water, Canada is part of the G20, and it is shameful that this is still a thing,” said Kyle Mason, Indigenous advocate & speaker. “It’s unfortunate and embarrassing for Canada.”

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