We’re not going away’: Grassy Narrows wants mercury cleanup from next Ontario government – Canada’s National Observer

May 10th 2022

Whichever party wins power at Queen’s Park in June, they’ll be hearing from Randy Fobister.

“We’re not going away … we’re still going to be a thorn in their side,” says the chief of Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum-Anishinabek, also known as Grassy Narrows First Nation.

The nation, about 80 kilometres northeast of Kenora, sits in the Kiiwetinoong riding, created in 2017. The area saw a close race in 2018 when NDP MPP Sol Mamakwa only beat his Progressive Conservative competitor by 1,467 votes. There are 32,987 residents in the riding, 68 per cent of whom are Indigenous, making it a riding where the Grassy Narrows vote matters.

Read More: https://www.nationalobserver.com/2022/05/10/news/were-not-going-away-grassy-narrows-wants-mercury-cleanup-next-ontario

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