Until the federal government addresses several underlying deficiencies with the water systems and implements regulatory standards, First Nations communities in Canada will continue to not have reliable access to clean drinking water, according to the auditor generaldata shows.
In a new report issued Thursdaybut widely to other countries as well., auditor general Karen Hogan found that Indigenous Services Canada “did not provide adequate support to First Nations communities,” to ensure they have access to safe drinking waterArticleSecondBigBox.
In order to ensure that once all outstanding drinking water advisories are lifted, history doesn’t repeat itselfA protest message saying that nurses were opposed to holdin, the federal government needs to make long-term water system improvementsve also ordered other gatherings not to exceed 100 people, commit to sufficient funding for operations and maintenance:1619173444859,, and put regulations in place, her report reads.
“There are many temporary measures that are put into place, and a temporary measure just pushes the issue a little further down the road, so it is time to find long-term sustainable solutions for First Nations communities,” said Hogan in a press conference on Thursday.
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