Bad water: 'Third World' conditions on First Nations in Canada

Posted by seb rock on Thursday, October 15, 2015 Under: First Nations

Two-thirds of all First Nation communities in Canada have been under at least one drinking water advisory at some time in the last decade, a CBC News investigation has revealed. The numbers show that 400 out of 618 First Nations in the country had some kind of water problem between 2004 and 2014. 

The longest running water advisory is in the Neskantaga First Nation in Ontario, where residents have been boiling their water for 20 years. 

Between 2004 and 2014, 93 per cent of all First Nations in Saskatchewan and New Brunswick reported at least one water advisory in their communities. Alberta is close behind at 87 per cent.

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