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Canada's First Nations face systemic water crisis - News from Al Jazeera

10.6.16

Canada's First Nations face systemic water crisis - News from Al Jazeera: Water in First Nations communities "is contaminated, hard to access, or at risk due to faulty treatment systems," the human rights group said in a 92-page report released on Tuesday.

"Make it Safe: Canada's Obligation to End the First Nations Water Crisis" reported that drinking water advisories were in effect in 134 water systems in 85 First Nations reserves across the country - a majority in the province of Ontario - as of January 2016.

Drinking water advisories are put in place by First Nations communities under advice from Health Canada when household water is unfit to drink. Thirty-six percent of the advisories in Ontario last year had been in place for more than a decade.


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