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Letter to PM Trudeau: Access to Clean Drinking Water

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Two-page letter addressed to PM Trudeau,  dated December 3, 2020, and signed by Alliance board chair Liben Gebremikael. 

Subject line: Access to clean drinking water.

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The Alliance for Healthier Communities stands in solidarity with Indigenous peoples across Canada and demands urgent action from you and the federal government to ensure access to clean drinking water in all First Nations and Inuit communities. What we mean by urgent action:

    1. The federal government makes all investments needed and takes swift action to lift all drinking water advisories across the country;
    2. Canada’s federal leaders take policy steps that transfer greater control over water to First Nations to support Indigenous peoples’ rights to self-government and self-determination and to ensure long-term, sustainable safe water supply in their communities

The end result must be that all First Nations and Inuit communities have sustained access to clean drinking water now and in the future.