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Feds Didn’t Give Enough Support To End First Nations Water Advisories: Auditor – HuffPost Canada

“We are very concerned, and honestly, disheartened that this long-standing issue is still not resolved,” Karen Hogan said.

OTTAWA — The government did not provide the support needed to ensure First Nations communities have access to safe drinking water, says federal auditor general Karen Hogan in a report released Thursday.

“We are very concerned, and honestly, disheartened that this long-standing issue is still not resolved,” Hogan told a news conference in Ottawa.

Indigenous Services Canada won’t meet its commitment to eliminate all long-term drinking water advisories by the end of March, something the government admitted late last fall. Hogan also noted the government has not created a regulatory regime for managing drinking water in First Nations communities.

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