Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath is pledging support for clean water on First Nations.
"We have a situation in Grassy Narrows that exists in too many indigenous and First Nation communities across our province. People should be able to have access to clean drinking water," she said.
The federal government has committed to lifting 76 long-term drinking water advisories on First Nations across the country by 2021. By Ottawa's count, they've lifted 29 such advisories since 2016.
During her visit to Grassy Narrows Friday, Horwath also committed to cleaning up the English and Wabigoon River systems, adding she also wants to revisit the mercury disability board and health care for those impacted by contamination.
Wynne also addressed the issue of the waterway cleanup, while on the campaign trail in Toronto last week. She said her government was committed to stopping the source of the leak, as well as remediation, but didn't put a timetable on the research taking place into what method would work best for the work.
In a short statement to the media, PC leader Doug Ford agreed to work as quickly as possible to clean up the contamination.
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