Campbell demands Premier Wynne take action to restore clean drinking water in Weagamow
QUEEN'S PARK – During Question Period today, Sarah Campbell, NDP MPP for Kenora-Rainy River, demanded Premier Wynne take action for the people of Weagamow Lake First Nation who currently have no access to clean drinking water.
“What is your government doing to aid the situation?” asked Campbell.
There are over 80 First Nations, mostly northern, mostly remote, communities in this province without access to clean water. For some communities it has been decades. “That number wouldn’t stand in any other community in this province,” said Campbell.
“The provincial government is responsible for First Nations’ health through its responsibility for education. No clean water and sewage means no school. Children and elders are developing skin rash breakouts just like they did in Kashechewan. The premier met with her federal counterparts at the privatization conference here in Toronto yesterday. My question is simple: What did she ask them about the situation in Weagamow?”