Canada outlines Native water improvement plan

The Canadian government announced a five-point plan on Tuesday aimed at improving water quality on reserves across the nation.

Indian Affairs Minister Jim Prentice said 21 Native communities will receive top priority because their water is unsafe or undrinkable. He said an additional 170 communities also have water problems.

Despite implementing new water quality standards, the plan doesn't seek an increase in funds for First Nations water systems. Prentice said the main issue is lack of accountability, not money.

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