Just saw this on an Aboriginal friend’s Facebook feed.
Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, a reserve that straddles the Ontario/Manitoba border. The visit was private, so the only media along were from Vice, who are doing a documentary on Shoal Lake’s water problems. Despite the fact the people live on an island that was created when an aqueduct was dug through the area to bring drinking water to Winnepeg, potable water has to be trucked in for the resident’s use.
One of the activities the Prime Minister took part in while was there was to help deliver drinking water to the homes of elders.
Hopefully, is a sign that his government will resurrect plans to build water treatment in this First Nation. There was a plan before, but it was cancelled in 2011 by the Harper government, after they discovered it would cost more than the initial estimate.