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Action promised to improve water on First Nations

The Canadian government is promising to improve the water quality on First Nations after CBC News documented major problems with the system.

Based on government records, CBC News found that nearly three-quarters of reserves have unsafe water. That amounts to about 500 water systems in Native communities across the country, with 76 remaining under boil-water advisories despite $2 billion in spending to improve conditions.

The issue became a national scandal last winter when the entire Kashechewan First Nation in Ontario was evacuated due to unsafe drinking water. Tribal leaders and provincial officials said they asked the government for help but received no assistance.

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Minister vows to ensure safe water on reserves (CBC 2/21)
Minister vows to ensure safe water on reserves (CBC 2/21)
Water quality still a problem on many reserves (CBC 2/20)

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